If it is.. I don't blame it. It's been through lots of crap.. trust me. I was looking to get a new one anyways. Just curious if what I'm experiencing is common or/and an easy fix. Here's a list of things that has happened to it: 1. Black lines show up on the LCD once in awhile. Long across the whole screen.. though, they disappear within a minute. 2. It freezes completely and I need to reset. This happens randomly but it's always when I maximize something from the dock. (I realized it could be because I set "animate opening applications" so I set it off. I'll see if that fixes it. Does this sound like a new HD would help? or maybe something else? The freezing thing is really the only thing that bothers me. But it may very well be because I turned on the 'animate' option. I don't remember when I turned it on though and when the freezing started occuring. If it's a problem with the HD, I'd just replace that and hold off on buying a new laptop. That being said don't let this scare you off if you're trying to decide to get a MBP. Mine was ran over with a car and has been working flawlessly before it, and even almost a year after it was run over. These problems just came up suddenly. It is also the 1st generation Macbook Pro.