Originally Posted by mgkwho
The Apple Store just refers you to the mail-in hardware service. They won't even package it for me, according to the guy on the phone.
Our insurance deductible is way above the price to fix it.
I might try to fix it myself with replacement parts.
I think that the first thing you should do is verify that it is working normally. My son's friend (can you believe it!) dropped my 12" Powerbook onto its top right-hand corner (near the screen) and bent the case. It is very similar in construction to yours. It won't see the RAM that I had added (via a little external door and single socket). I am therefore left with 256MB! This would imply some damage to the main board. (The RAM is seated properly.)
Then, if everything is OK, try to sell it before MWSF and see what is released! Take the charge if you can afford it, someone will love it anyway and you'll have upgraded to the latest.
Hope it works out!