Okay, sorry if this is written a little wierdly, most of the forums / irc i visit for help basically ask for your mothers maiden name before what the problem is so here goes;
Macbook Pro 15.4" 1.83ghz Core Duo
Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.4
Changed recently: Nothing.
Damage: Caps Lock key not sitting correctly, slight case damage from a fall from around a 70cm drop.
Basically, Software update does nothing. I click apple -> software update. The drop down box (that says "checking for new software") stays on screen for about 3 seconds before dissappearing completely, leaving me with an empty box, instead of the updates that are avaliable (and there should be a heap as i can't update every week so i update every month - two months, and at the very least itunes).I did a (albeit quick) google search to no avail and would really prefer *not* to have to format (the only reason i'm blowing my download quota on updates is that my mbp is starting to run like crap).
If worst comes to worst i'll just format it (attempting to avoid it as its right in teh middle of the University year here), but would like to exhaust all other avenues
Thanks in advance!