I have a black 13" macbook that I got in 2008. About two months ago, I started having problems with the screen. The backlight would just randomly die. At first I could get it to come back on by turning the brightness settings all the way down and then back up, or by putting it to sleep and waking it up again, or restarting. Over the course of about 1-2 weeks it got progressively worse to the point where I can only have the brightness turned up one notch, so it's at the very dimmest setting (without being totally black) and even then the backlight occasionally dies. From what I've read (and this may be incorrect) I believe that it's the display data cable that's dying. I started using an external monitor because I didn't want to deal with repairs and such right in the middle of the semester (I'm a college student and need my laptop for school), but now that the semester is just about over though I'm starting to consider getting it repaired. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how easy/difficult a fix that would be. Like if I brought it to an apple store (nearest one is more than an hour away from here, so it's a bit inconvenient), or to my campus computer store (which specializes in macs, and I ordered my laptop through them in the first place), would they be able to fix it there the same day? Or is it something they would have to send it away to fix? Also, what are the costs associated with repairs like this? Any helpful suggestions or answers would be very much appreciated!