About a year ago I had to take my wife's MacBook into Apple for repair of the optical drive. The computer was not yet a year old so it was covered under Apple Care. Was not happy that it failed, but things happen. Well, about 2 weeks ago she told me that her drive was not loading movies again. Very loud noise when a disk is inserted (just like last time) and the movies do not play. We did not extend our Apple Care insurance so, I guess the wallet will take a $250+ hit on this one. We take care of the computer and it has never been dropped. Really gives both of us a case of the butt...a lot of $$$ to spend on a computer that needs two drives in about 18 months. We both love the Mac but, compared to my Intell based PC that just keeps chugging along...THIS SUCKS. Thanks folks.... Eagle Wanna kill these ads? We can help!