So yeah, last weekend wasn't the greatest. Saturday evening I came home to find the hallway filled with furniture because they were adding crown molding to all the rooms, and it was a narrow hallway now because of the furniture. I tried to slip through and lifted up my backpack... then all of a sudden I hear a LOUD thud behind me. Then I thought to myself it can't be.. but yes, lo and behold my Powerbook slipped out of my backpack. A 17" powerbook at that. When I looked at it, it was open. I held my breath for so long. The results of the drop weren't that great, but tolerable. The edges had white areas, but thank goodness it wasn't due to the aluminum finish chipping off.. but from some white paint that I easily scraped off. I can tell the powerbook no longer lies flat cause if you press a certain corner, it'll bounce a little. If you look at the gap between the screen and the base when its closed... you can tell that one side doesn't not come down all the way. - Powerbook latch still catches - No spots on the screen - All hardware is working - Dark grey ring above bezel not bent I think dropping your powerbook is one of the worst things you can do. I took this as a sign for something I've been pondering. If this is a taste of what may come in the future, it was only right to sign up with SafeWare insurance (www.safeware.com). They cover theft, accidently damage, loss, etc. with little to no deductible at all. Hope my powerbook adds to the list of suggestions to be careful with your powerbook when its not on a solid surface. Have a great day.