I recently purchased a Macbook 2.53 refurbished 2008 model and was disappointed by the amount of backlight bleed across the bottom and a little on the left edge. I read a bunch of posts that argued that this was mostly normal and whatnot. After countless nights of mulling it over I took the step of calling apple and returning it knowing full well that this bleeding might be normal and I would only be wasting time. Well, today I got my 2nd refurb macbook pro (they overnight ship it, nice) and I am very happy I got it replaced because this one has only the slightest hint (almost undetectable) of bleed across the bottom. Worlds of difference!! All this to say, if you are unhappy with the backlight bleed, don't accept it and return it. I'm glad I did. Good screens are out there.