... and it's my wife's. Here's hoping I'm not screwed... Today, my wife asked me to fix her optical drive, as it would no longer accept discs. After ruining a few blank CD-Rs, I took the laptop apart to see what I could find. It turned out that the drive itself was perfectly fine, but the small bracket or whatever between the mouth of the drive and the frame was bent in a way that would not allow discs to be put in. I bent this back into its original shape, reassembled the laptop (no "spares" - everything went in fine, just as directed), and booted it up. And then the trouble began... On boot, the screen flickers briefly - so I know it's receiving power, at least at the beginning - and then promptly goes dark. At this point, the "sleep" light on the lower right-hand side of the case comes on and stays on until the laptop is turned off. I have now disassembled the laptop again and I'm not having any luck fixing the problem. I can feel the Hard Drive spin up, and the optical drive also works fine, but the display remains blank and the sleep light is on. The computer makes no "sad mac" chimes - in fact, it makes no sounds at all. I have since disassembled the laptop once again, and I cannot find any problems - all connections are solid, and I can't see any issues there. I have "zapped the PRAM" a few times, with no effect - it doesn't respond by rebooting or anything. Please, help save a "DIY" husband from himself... any ideas?