A sad story, but true. A few weeks ago a big truck took out some power lines down the street. I was happily typing on my iMAC when the power surge hit, and I lost numerous electric appliances, including the iMac. My Mac is only a few months old, and the Apple Care warranty guy came here to fix it, but said that it was not covered by warranty because it had water damage in it!!! This is quite ridiculous. This is a desktop. For water to have entered it, the ceiling must have been leaking or else I stood over it and poured water on to it. Neither of these things happened. And I was using it at the time of the power surge. Apple doesn't want to know anything about this. They said I'd have to pay over $1000 to have it fixed. This machine is my baby. I'm a middle aged woman who takes great care of my Mac, and I KNOW that I did not pour water over the machine! (I live alone, so there's no-one else with access to it). Has anyone else encountered anything like this? I'm really disappointed with Apple. I've purchased numerous computers and phones from them, but their customer service, in this case, is not good. It looks like I'm stuck with a dud machine. Would anyone buy it for parts?