Hi, spock74. Based on two or three dozen posts here concerning what was and wasn't covered for various people under the Flat Rate Repair Program, it seems very unlikely that a machine you've dropped and bashed around is going to be eligible for that program at all. Anecdotal reports indicate that obvious indications of abuse such as your machine exhibits will either disqualify it from the program or raise the fee substantially. But the criteria for Flat Rate Repair eligibility have never been published by Apple, so no one but Apple can tell you whether your Powerbook qualifies. Take it to a Genius Bar and ask.