Hi Everyone, I wrote this earlier but everything went pear shaped and it didn't post. I've been a long time lurker, and checked regularly for updates when the new MacBook Pro came out. I went out and got one as soon as they landed in Australia. There were a few small hiccups at the start, black vertical lines started to appear on the screen. Every inch or so apart, a thick black faded line would go up to the top from the bottom. To see it very clearly, you had to turn the screen brightness down to low. I called up AppleCare on the phone, we did a reboot sequence and it only ever appeared once after that. I did however get this screen error a couple of times, after trying to log back on from lunch. The computer loud grunting noises and I didn't know what was going on. Then this; In a panic to capture the event, I took a fluke at screen grabbing it - which was lucky still working. I had to reboot for everything to go back to normal. The next screen issue started just a few days ago, there is a small patch in the middle-right of the screen that is sort of faded. It only comes up when something dark is on the screen. I got a dodgy mobile photo here; It's the spot in the middle. And last but not least - my CD-DVD drive has now collapsed/malfunctioned. I honestly have no idea what has happened - I can't even eject disks or insert them. Pressing the eject button just makes some weird as clunky noises. I haven't tried to modify anything (I wouldn't know how!), I haven't even carried it around a bag or anything - its just sat on my desk most of its life. I really need a computer over the next few months as my end of year, final presentation is starting. It counts for a huge percentage of my grade, and I purchased this computer to be able to complete all of the design work. I will take it into AppleCare etc - but I just wanted to see if anyone here had or heard of someone having similar issues with there MacBook Pro and how long the diagnosis/repair time took. Cheers for reading. Any help appreciated Sean.