Screen replacement warranty/cost?

i recently developed a horizontal line on my screen within the warranty period. so, i took my ibook to the place i bought it, they sent it to apple and apple said they wouldn't repair it under warranty. when i asked why, they said the screen wasn't covered under the warranty and they wanted $3000 (!!!!) to repair the screen. i only paid $1500 for my ibook. how can they justify 3K for a screen on a computer that cost half that? plus, i still don't understand why apple won't repair my screen.
anybody else have this experience or have any insight?


I have the same problem the horizontal lines appearing on my screen. I have been in and out of the apple store 4 times since april, and 4 logic board replacements and 2 lcd panels later, I still have the same problem. I too was under warrenty and apple gladly sent my computer our for repairs at no cost. This week I called the apple store that I have had my repairs done at, and they finally agreed to replace my ibook with the macbook at no cost because I am still having a problem.
If I were you, I would keep pushing apple to do repairs on you ibook. If you continue to have problems with them, just call the corporate number and talk to somebody there. That's what I had to do to get something done.
ibook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.7)