I have an early 2008 MacBook Pro and it has been in and out of repairs at Apple since. I have AppleCare thank god. To start it had the hissing and popping sound issues that a lot of that model had. A month after buying it it had the speakers and sound shielding replaced. Then in 2009 it had to have the battery replaced 3 times since the computer was saying "service battery". Now it is currently at an Apple Store for repairs and it has been there for 12 days. It is having the video card replaced (defective nvidia card that this model was prone to) because of glitchy graphics and the screen not waking from sleep, same sound issues as first repair, and a dead trackpad. I have owned Apple computers and products since 2001 and never had a problem. This MBP has been a pain. To top it off I'm in school and NEED my computer. I've been without it for 12 days, during finals. I've been using my iPad, and while it gets me by, it's difficult to write long papers on. How should I go about getting a permenant replacement MBP? My AppleCare is up in April and I don't want to be worrying about an out of warranty MBP.