Well guys, I'm kinda in a pickle and not sure what to do: as I stated above, I seem to have gotten really lucky on the whole white spots/dead pixels/faulty latch thing.
In those areas, I have a PERFECT PowerBook (and couldn't be happier).
However, on the right side of the palmrest, facing the front of the machine (basically the area directly above the slot-loading drive where the side of the PowerBook meets the palmrest/top, there is the tiniest amount of gap or play and it squeaks when you're typing. You can take your finger and press it down and see it move and it makes this slightly obnoxious (but quiet, thankfully) squeaky, "monkey" sound as you're typing. In other words, it's obvious there isn't a connection made.
I wonder: is this going to come further apart? The left side is perfect: solid and quiet and a strong, sealed joint. It's just the right side, above the SuperDrive slot.
I'll call AppleCare tonight when I get home. I don't want to screw myself and MISS some sort of arbitrary, lame cut off point where I can have this addressed/repaired/replaced (the guy on the phone from the Atlanta Apple store said "10 days", which sounds like bullshit if this is an obvious flaw/defect on THEIR end.
The thing has only been on my desk since Saturday morning (bought it Friday night), so it's not like I'm slinging it around and making it do this.
Honestly, that's the ONLY downside to this otherwise awesome, perfect laptop.
So my pickle is: wait and miss some sort of cut-off, OR if AppleCare says "bring it back" or whatever and I get THAT problem fixed, but get a machine with 13 dead pixels, 4 white spots, a broken latch, dandruff, PMS, etc.
What I'd LIKE to do, to be completely honest, is to put some SuperGlue into a tiny, tiny syringe and just run a VERY light, small film or bead of it inside that slight crevice and mash it down to create a seal.
Think that'll void my warranty?