So, over last few weeks, my old (aluminum circa 2004) MBP got into an argument with its screen: Short version: screen and computer both relatively ok -- it was the connection through the (weakend/wobbly) hinge that was stressed, then eventually causing feedback/crashes, and all this happened as I was getting ready to buy a new machine anyway. Already researched replacing hinge and wiring, and can't justify it. Basically, the screen and computer on their own each seem to work fine, though I think the airport card shorted out during the demise. What I am trying to think of is an interesting or altruistic way of using the screen and computer separately...If I detach the screen from the computer, I would expect no more weird crashes (it works fine, after a reinstallation of software, if I keep it closed and plugged into an external monitor). Of course, could sell for parts or some such, but kinda curious if anyone has any cool ideas (or warnings) about detaching the two pieces and repurposing them.