My MBP was purchased in May 2008, with AppleCare. Been working great all this time, no complaints. I'm on the road now, and had an attack of fumble-fingers. Result: A perfectly functioning MBP with a totally FUBARed display. Just looking at it makes me want to cry. The thing is more or less useless now, although I could probably hook up an external monitor to it with no problem (kinda defeats the whole point of a portable computer, though). So: First, is this sort of thing covered by AppleCare? If so, what should I expect for a turnaround time on the repair job? And, since this is just a display issue, do I really need to back up my entire hard drive? If they won't cover it, I may just get a new MBP now. A little annoying, since I was hoping to wait for the next refresh of the MBPs, and possibly until Lion, but I guess sometimes one just has to suck it up.