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In my experience they fix about half of things that go wrong free of charge and get you on the other half. That being said when they fixed my Q3 2008 MBP’s logic board and replaced my battery they covered both and it is so not covered by Applecare.
Did yours have any obvious physical damage by chance? There’s a tiny crack in the corner of the case on the screen, plus a bunch of scratches near the trackpad because, well, I use it a lot. Mines a Q3 2008 MBP too btw. >.>;;