On my initial boot of my brand new 2.53GHz MBP and every wake from sleep the optical drive made this awful struggling to eject/ something was jammed noise. Once I put in my first DVD though, it has worked flawlessly and is really really quiet compared to my Alu MB that has a pretty noisy optical drive. I havent had any read issues with it either, but I am just curious what I can do if I end up having problems down the line. I purchased it off Ebay brand new and it is registered with Apple and I have checked it online (with serial #) and the Warranty is good until Nov 21 2009 (even though my first boot was Dec. 3 is that weird to anyone?) If I took it to an Apple store, would I be able to get a new one from them if it is defective, or would they have to send it in since I didnt buy at an Apple Store. Thanks for the help. I realize there are other forums about this, but each situation is unique and the Apple site is a little grey (at least to me) on this area.