Sorry for the long post but here's the deal: Several weeks ago the wireless, left USB port, audio in/out ports and LED backlighting stopped working on my 2.2GHz MBP. I do not have AppleCare but the computer was purchased with an American Express card so the original Apple warranty was extended for another year. Since I go to school in central PA and the nearest Apple store is three hours away, I was not able to get an estimate until the next week when I was visiting my girlfriend. So I get an estimate from an Apple store near Philadelphia and the quote was $300 for a flat rate labor charge to fix the left I/O board. Amex approved the estimate and I was told to get the necessary repairs and they would simply reimburse me. I am currently home for spring break I took the computer and original estimate to an Apple store near my home. I explained the situation and stated I wanted to authorize the work quoted in the original estimate. The guy said that he would have to write up his own estimate before he could send the computer out. So he checks out all the problems and writes up the estimate. This time it was $1,300. He said there was a tiny dent on the top case (that I had no idea about and you could only tell if you ran your fingers over it) that could possibly account for the backlighting not working. Therefore the top case, display and corresponding components would have to be replaced in addition to the left I/O board. The computer was working fine until all the problems mentioned above randomly started happening. The estimate states "Tier 4 Accidental Damage." I assume Amex will not cover accidental damage so what should I do now? Can I go to another Apple store to get a reasonable estimate or will they know I have gotten one already and decline the repair? Any advice or words of wisdom? Thanks for your time.