So this Thanksgiving (last Thursday) my Macbook Pro (early 2008) died. When the power button was pressed, the DVD drive would spin, the sleep light would blink, and then everything would die after one second. I tried resetting SMU, PRAM, taking out battery, memory etc. and nothing. Had to take it to the store. I dropped off my computer at the store on Saturday. They said they didn't know what was wrong and would have to order parts and just start replacing things. Fine. It's now been five days (four business days) and no word from the store. Nothing regarding the status, how much it would cost, or how much longer it is going to take. I called them today and it turns out they had to order all the parts and it will take another three days to test it. This is absurd. I was not quoted ANY cost for repair or given any clear answer on what was wrong. They had to order ALL the parts which is ridiculous - how can you properly handle repairs when you have NO replacement hardware to test against? Not to mention that three parts (hard drive, IO board, and logic board) in no way takes three days to test. At the age of 10 I was building computers on my own, I could have run those replacement tests in half a day. update: Now they are citing over 700 dollars in repairs. This is terrible. Of course I had to ASK them for this information. I'm not shelling out 700 dollars to repair a computer that is possibly worth only 1000 dollars at this point in its lifespan. If it's gonna cost that much, just give me back my broken macbook pro so I can salvage whatever I can (memory, etc) and be done with it. --- Thanks for nothing Apple. This is the last time I'm buying any notebook from them. Luckily my iPhone 4 has been a happier story.