I know they extended the warranty 3 years but is that from manufactured date or from the end of the original warranty? I bought mine from a college that was clearing them out so it was a launch system but bought in mid 2007. According to Microsofts site my standard warranty ended 8/07, a 1 year warranty I believe. So am I eligible with the warranty ending in August this year or did it end in 09? After registering my system the site said I might be covered but the $99 repair charge came up and I canceled right before the final step. Sent an email but don't expect a response for awhile. Figured there are plenty of firsthand experiences on here.