Long story short, a damaged HDD cable led to the discovery of a broken battery connector about a week after the repair. Pieces of the connector got lodged in the MLB and system fan which Apple claimed would be alright and the pieces were removed from inside the Macbook. Later, more pieces came out from the vents, and I believe the pieces led to the bottom cover being unbalanced and the Macbook not sitting completely flat on the table. They "adjusted" the casing, which led to the casing touching the MLB and shorting out the Macbook completely. They finally agreed to replace the MLB, the bottom cover, the bottom casing. 1 month later, another MLB failure with burning smell and a broken iSight camera. Entire upper clamshell with LCD was replaced. Now another 3 months, dust is getting under the glass, the LCD has ghosting problems and the black plastic casing covering the LCD joints has a large gap at one side, revealing a white label and the cable underneath which is really really ugly. My question is, will Apple ever replace a Macbook with a new one? This is just one too many repairs and if I hadn't purchased AppleCare, I wouldn't know what to do.