So I'm at a client tooling around with my late 2008 Aluminum MacBook. Carpet. Cold, dry weather. Are you getting scared yet? Go to pick it up off a table and zzzzzzzpt! Shocked the hell outa myself and apparently my MacBook. I grabbed it on the right hand side and the static charge must have discharged through the slot loading cd rom drive. Now it won't charge. Battery and Mag Safe brick tested fine at the Apple store. They're going to swap out the Mag Safe port for $110 first and then the flat rate repair for around $380 if needed. Note to all Aluminum MacBook/Pro owners. Ground yourself, or plug in the grounded PSU brick. FML no laptop for work. I'd like to thank the engineers for coming up with design materials that encourage you to break your own laptop. Genius revenue model. It's not like I'm touching the inside of the machine. Gimme a break. Plastic netbook here I come. $1600 for a lightning rod. BS.