I'm thinking of bringing my BTO MBP to the Genius Bar. The SD card slot was malfunctioning before, but now it's completely busted. Formatting doesn't help, the disk isn't even recognized on the log, cannot mount, etc. This is obviously a hardware problem, which means only the Genius Bar can reasonably fix it. The second is static background noise on line-out. This happens regardless of current volume or if the computer is grounded/plugged in or not. I'm an audiophile musician, so it's really noticeable. But this is common with lo-fi setups, so maybe this is normal. Annoying nevertheless. I bought this computer used (albeit 3 weeks old), and had my own hard drive installed in it. The warranty has been fully transferred and is valid until summer of 2012. What will most likely happen? If they end up replacing the whole thing, will I end up with a normal off-the-shelf MacBook Pro? What will happen to my hard drive? Will I have to pay if they replace the logic board?