So my iBook's background lighting seemed to dissapear once or twice everytime it ran off battery. With a good 3 months left of the warranty, I sent it in for repairs, making a THOROUGH problem description for them to consider. The repair finished last week, and reading about the problem gave me the shivers: logic board replaced. The background lighting problem was software related. Reformat software to make problem dissapear. Nononononononononono! If it's software related I am going to pay a big fat bill for the repairs, not to mention the shipping both ways. Not something a college student would want. Alas! Waiting for a week to get contacted by a technician, I was told this morning that the problem, although looking like a hardware related issue, was a software issue after they booted it up from an external firewire drive. Dammit! HOWEVER! Since they had reversed the way to solve the problem (checking for hardware failures first, thus replacing the logic board and being too lazy to swap the old one back in, then booted from a firewire drive), the expenses will be covered by my warranty. TARAAAA! So now I got a new logic board after 6 months of use and a problem diagnostics as well. All my files are there as well, since they never bothered to reformat in the first place. I am a little happy gimp, who's now a little less short of money than he originally planned last week! The sunshine is out there boys (and those not in that category)!