So much for fixing the flickering lcd. But fix turned out to be a blessing in disguise. At first attempt, they made my mbp shut itself off every 5 seconds. And final attempt to fix it made that even worse by not having the lcd come up at all. Along w/ my 8 page history of repairs since early 2006, Apple has decided to call it quits and give me a replacement MBP. How much do you think Apple loses on giving me a free replacement? I bought my original MBP for 2.4k (w/ AppleCare)? I guess Christmas is coming early this year and the biggest gift isn't from my parents. I should wrap it up, put it under the x-mas tree and make it from me to me lol.