I bought my PowerBook 12" new from a University store (for student discount) in September of 2005. The laptop work FLAWLESSLY until one day the display suddenly stopped working properly. Since it was out of warranty (yup, no applecare), I paid $320 US to repair it. When I got it back, the casing was scratched and they replaced the combo drive (why? I haven't a clue). Less than a week later the same problem started up again. I took it back in, and they repaired it again, including the scratched casing. That time they did over $500 in repairs and I didn't have to pay for it because of the 90-day repair warranty. This time, they replaced the inverter board and a few minor things. Well, needless to say it is broken again after a week of use and I'll have to take it back in. What I'm wondering is this: how many times will apple repair my laptop before they start to do something different, i.e., replace it with something else!? Will I have to keep getting it "repaired" until they get it done right?? I'm tempted to get something else so that I have something reliable, but I don't know what I'd do with a broken powerbook. Would apple exchange it for something else?