Hi guys, Long term user of Mac here. I bought my MacBook Pro 13" in April 2011 and it has served me amazingly well. I upgraded my HDD to a 500gb seagate hybrid drive 2-3 years back and now I'm looking to upgrade few more internals. Unable to justify paying 1500-2000 for the new MBPs. Please help. MacBook condition: Used primarily for day to day usage. No heavy use. Have gone slow in past 1-2 years. Battery clocking at 770 cycles and gives me around 3-4 hours backup. Upgrades planned: I'm planning to put Crucial's 16gb (2x8gb) RAM, replace the battery with OEM battery and reinstall a skin at the bottom (I like carbon fiber) My queries to you guys are: 1. Is 16gn recommended for my model or should I rather choose the recommended 8gb. Price difference between the 2 is insignificant but I'm worried it won't overheat my laptop or cause battery drain. 2. Any suggestion if I should replace the battery at all? My battery is still pretty descent. I wonder if I'll see any improvement at all. I plan to use my laptop for another 2-3 years and this probably is the last round of upgrades that I'm treating it with. 3. My MBP fell on a corner sometime back and so one corner is slightly bent. When I close the lid only the left side (the one bent) of the lcd touches the base while the right side stays like half a mm (or may be even lesser) above the base. It's rarely noticeable unless. Should I take a plyer and attempt to repair? Any1 has any experience? Any other suggestions or recommended upgrades? I really love my MBP and I want to use it as long as it serves me.