Good day! I own an early 2008 MacBook Pro (the non-unibody with multi-touch support). I got it around February of this year.. A friend of a friend sold it to me after weeks of using, so basically is second-hand. When I got it, the first problem I had with it is that the iSight Camera is not working. I have tried various solutions and tests, but I just concluded that the explanation for its state is best described by this user on another forum : The software that Apple uses to check the camera is iChatAV. If that does not see the camera, then the camera connector should be checked...or the camera is simply bad. It's also possible that the OTHER end of that connection (the logic board) may have to be replaced... Booting to another drive may help, but software that operates the camera (and should sense the camera) is the best check (iChatAV) I have not consulted any Apple Store (and I am currently in the Philippines , Davao City specifically, that is why I am not sure of the technicians here... there is no Apple Store in Davao) because I thought I could just live with it. Last May, when the 10.5.7 update rolled out, I also started experiencing display blackouts: when I put the laptop to sleep by closing the lid, the Apple logo on the cover doesn't turn off, and the machine gets very hot. When I wake it again though, there is no video on the display. Miraculously, after doing some permissions repair and housekeeping on the MacBook, this problem vanished. Then, just the other night, while I was watching this video in iTunes, the Mac had a Kernel Panic (the whole screen dims and there is this multi-language text telling you to shut down your computer). We should note that I was running it on a full charge, maybe 90-100% battery left. This was the first time I had a kernel panic on this Mac, but since I have experienced it on my other Mac in the past, I dutifully shut the computer off by pressing and holding the power button. I then tried to turn the laptop on. When I first pressed the Power Button, the Mac started its hard drive and optical drive (I could somehow hear it) and chimed. The chime however, was obviously stopped before it was completed, and the laptop suddenly turned off. When I tried to turn the laptop on again, there is no chime, no video. The Sleep Light Indicator (SLI) turned on a full brightness, then dimmed. After a few seconds, the SLI would suddenly turn off (and I think the laptop turns off too, because it sounds the same when I would normally or force turn off my laptop before). I noticed another thing about it; when the laptop is charging, after turning off first (as described above), the SLI would turn on again but is half-dimmed. In both cases, whether it's charging or not, when I close the lid, the SLI would shine brightly. I tried the SMC reset already, but nothing changed. I can't zap the PRAM or perform any keyboard shortcut on start up because the laptop won't even go past the chime. The keyboard does not respond (the CAPS key doesn't turn green). I tried switching and/or reseating the RAM, but to no avail. I have not done any upgrade/modification to the device, so I don't think that the problem was caused by the hardware configuration. What seems to be the problem of the laptop? I really need to get it up and running, since most of my school work, files, books, and references are in this laptop; it's my primary school work machine. Could this somehow be related to the failing NVIDIA chips? I have the display problems, and then the suddenly not starting up problems as well... I would like to post this question here first before contacting the Apple Certified Service Provider/Distributor in the locality (which is something I doubt about because there are no Apple Stores here...) Dagdag ko lang, maganda ba ang reputation ng Service Center ng Apple dito sa Davao? Do they do justice to the consumers? Meron kasing iba, manloloko lang, they tell you sira ang unit mo pero actually, they just try to get more money from you. Kaya nga I did some research muna baka yung NVIDIA chips ang may dahilan ... Do they give free replacements ba for the logic board? Thank you for paying attention to my problem. Have a good day! Kevin E.