So the other day I went to open my early 2008 15" MacBook Pro and it wouldn't turn on. The Apple logo wasn't lit, or the capslock key - the only sign of life was the front latch light. Did everything possible according to the troubleshooting tips I found here and on Apple's support page. Called Apple and after 40 minutes, they told me that the logic board was probably messed up stemming from the time a YEAR ago when I was walking home from work and my computer bag strap broke and it fell 2 feet. They said that the repairs would cost around $1300 plus shipping (there's no Apple store around me) plus $100 in labor fees. My Apple Care ended in March. So this is really upsetting. I'm a web designer and I need my computer. I'm considering just getting a newer refurbished 13" MacBook Pro - it would be cheaper! I was wondering if you guys knew if I would be able to extract my files and programs from the harddrive of the '08 MBP. If so, is it something I can have my computer whiz brother do or should I drive the 3 hours to an Apple store to have them do it? Advice please!