Its been nearly a year since my transition to macs, but time and time again, Ive given this [expletive removed] computer chance after chance but this is it!! There is something VERY wrong with my computer and i just DONT know what it is, and unless i get it resolved VERY soon, i am going to brake it up into tiny pieces and chuck it out the window! Basically, for that past few months, i've been getting 2-3 kernel panics, as some of you may know weekly(sometimes more), always in the "wee" hours, but on occasion, they just seem to happen randomly. At first, i thought it was my ISDN adaptor drivers, and i have been in contact with draytek (the ISDN adpt. manufacturer) PERSONALLY and they can't reproduce the errors i am getting. I've tried to enjoy the transition over to Macs, really i have, but the whole "experience" has been plagued with problems from the start and i just can't take it anymore! I can see perfectly why some people think they're brilliant, but the reality is, it just doesn't happen with everyone and Im pissed that its happening to me, and how do i know it won't happen again!?!?!?! When i first ordered my computer, Apple sent TWO ... TWO!! powerbooks!, at first i thought "wow, 2 for one" but of course, they charged me for BOTH and a few days later i sent the other one back ... Sometimes i sit here, thinking "god, what if i kept the other computer and sent THIS piece of [expetive removed] back" how much easier would my life be in regards to computers.... argh!!! Dont get me started on the problems Ive had these past few months The hinge on the screen of my pb cracks, EXTERMELY loudly, every time i move it, so i tend to just leave it alone ... completely defeating the purpose of a portable computer, because I just have to leave it on my [expletive removed] desk! The right USB port makes Noises ... YES noises! when i put a USB lead into it. It somehow doesn't seem like its connected to the logic board correctly or something, its very, very loose ... The sleep light, is no more! It is so dim, its no longer a "sleep light" ... its more of a "dead light". I think my computer is just dieing a slow and painful death, and, at this point in time, the thought of putting it out of its misery with gravitys help is looking quite attractive. I've done everything I can to try and resolve the issues Ive had, disk utility, reinstall OS X, brute force, etc etc but I couldnt give a [expletive removed] anymore! I didnt get applecare, but I really wish I did now! Its obvious; i can't continue to use this thing for much longer, because i just don't know how much longer it has to go! So, what to do. New computer or fork out to repair this one? Is the powerbook made from aviation grade aluminium? Maybe I can make a few bucks if I sell it. ahh that feels better!