I have a late 2008 a1278 unibody Macbook 2GHz with 8GB of RAM and a 500GB Seagate Hybrid HDD/SSD that was damaged due to being in checked baggage on a flight (long story didn't bring my normal laptop backpack and didn't have room on carry on). I think my power brick ended up hitting the computer at just the wrong spot below the Apple and damaged the LCD from the inside right in the middle. The glass is all intact. See the following photos. Don't mind the pen ink my daughter is two and loves to write on things. It's a great machine though obviously by this point the graphics power of the machine leave something to be desired. I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger on a new machine/refurb. My question is I know I could probably do the repair myself and buy a panel from ebay, but does anyone know a reputable dealer that will repair the LCD at a good price? It seems like the repair isn't for the faint of heart and I don't have a heat gun at the moment. I was looking at some dealers that are charging nearly $200 and up for the repair. Powerbookmedic charges $129.95 plus $95 for labor. I've also been comparing macbooks being sold on ebay with a broken LCD vs fully functional and the price difference is not that much I'd venture the most would be about $100 though most of the machines being sold are stock. Any advice is appreciated. I'd like to keep the machine for about 6 more months as I can't afford a new machine. The battery doesn't last too long either as it says replace soon (probably lasts a little over an hour). I'm ok with that I don't take it out of the house too often. Buying a new battery won't add much to resale value.