I appreciate all help that anyone apart of the forum can provide me with, even the smallest bit of information. I bought my Macbook in September of 2010. A few months ago my Macbook was working fine; I was using it sometime in the night and closed it down before going to bed. When I woke up my Macbook was acting quite strange leading to its current condition. First of all the computer is not reading the battery. I can only use my macbook when it's plugged in via its wall charger. If the charger comes out, the Macbook automatically shuts down. I also have my hard drive partitioned with Bootcamp, Windows XP. Whenever I boot to my Mac side it's really laggy and basically un-usuable. This has forced me to use Bootcamp for the past few months (which, might I add, works perfectly fine). When i try to load into Mac it also takes an insane amount of time on the booting screen. The only time it's even SOMEWHAT, but still barely, useable is when I boot it into safe mode. The fan is always on, and loud, as soon as the computer is turned on. I assume that this is something hardware-related, and I was wondering what options I have as far as getting my Macbook fixed. I need it for my upcoming university semester and me being on vacation is what prevented me from taking action towards the problem earlier. Is there someway I can get Apple to fix it for me or possibly replace the hardware, or the laptop. It has not been a year since I purchased my Macbook (which I purchased at Best Buy).