Unfortunately, this is not my first MBP battery problem. If you don't want to read that thread, basically I have an original 17" MBP(1,2), 1GB RAM, 2.16 GHz C2D, etc. I had some battery problems previously which caused my computer's battery to swell and somehow fry my monitor. I was still within warranty (by a couple weeks), so I got it all replaced. Now, I'm having battery problems again, with the new battery Apple gave me. They're a little more severe: (the rest of the pictures are here) Unfortunately my computer is now 2.5 years old, and since I don't have AppleCare, am I SOL? Unfortunately there aren't any Apple stores here yet (although there are going to be 2 within the next year), but I could probably take it to an authorized retailer. Would they be able to replace it for me though?