Ended up cracking the LCD screen. Went to Amazon, purchased for 95 bucks shipped. Replaced the screen last night: Besides connecting the inverter blindly to the lcd clip, it was fairly easy. But here is my new dilemma. I started it back up, screen works great and I'm stuck at the Apple boot screen with the circular load icon spinning furiously for the past 10 minutes. Before the screen install it would fire up in 10 seconds. I'm wondering if I should just charge the battery in full, then restart computer. Has anyone else come across this problem when changing the screen? I'm not getting the beachball of death, it's just the grey apple and the load spinner. Being an output device I don't understand why she won't boot. I've never had any problems with hardware issues with this mac in the past. So...any suggestions from you guru's out there?