Chief, Bob gave you a great answer, but, how "recent" is recent?? If your floor is still under warranty (and it should be if it's been installed in the past 5-10 years), you should contact the place that you purchased it from before you do anything. Any "monkeying around" could void a warranty, and if it is still under warranty, the questionable areas should be replaced at no cost to you, depending on how long ago you had the laminate installed. Call the installer, the place of purchase or the manufacturer.
Thanks, Chris and Ernie!