I've been searching the thread and I've seen countless posts about various MBP screen issues, but I never had any problems with mine until today. I turned my mbp off, and then hours later I turned it back on, and suddenly I have this perforated (it's obviously a line of pixels, I guess) line running from the top left of the screen to the bottom. It's one pixel wide and it starts across the menu bar, just to the left of the "apple" menu. I've restarted it twice. It went away for a few minutes the first time, but then it came back. I restarted it again and could see the line even during the grey-blue apple start up screen and the "aurora" splash screen before login. I am trying to take a picture but so far no luck; it's too fine. Could this have something to do with the firmware update I ran yesterday or is that coincidental? From what I've read on this forum I probably have a hardware problem with my graphics card: my main question is will my computer make it for another two weeks (law school finals)? I can't possibly take it in right now, much less have it sent off... But I'm terrified that the screen will stop working or something at the worst possible time. I use time machine, but I don't have another laptop to use if something goes horribly, horribly wrong. I don't know if you need to know this but it's a 2.2 c2duo I bought last August. I think it's Santa Rosa. I really appreciate any help or advice anyone can give. Seriously, I'm about to have a break down.