My nearest Apple Store is pretty far away and I have to make a big trip to go there. I have an early 2008 Macbook Pro which has the uneven backlighting issue (which is critical since I'm a graphic design student), a case that needs to be retightened every so often, and a hinge that makes clicking noises. Recently, it hasn't been able to wake from sleep in OS X and Vista and even had the black screen of death when booting up only fixed with a hard restart. Will the Geniuses even take me seriously? I'm scared they can't see the backlighting issue. The separating case and screws may be considered a cosmetic issue only, and the hinge click may be regarded as a problem that doesn't hinder the functionality of the laptop. Also, the black screen of death cannot be reproduced since it happens randomly. Should I even bother? I don't want to go to the Apple Store and just get left with a lemon laptop. [UPDATE]: Updated post and pictures below.