However, I'm not doing that tonight.
A few days ago my laptop started flickering, and finally Friday afternoon the screen went out. It had done this just over 6 months ago.
So today I dropped it off at Seattle Laptop.
The news so far?
It's probably not the whole screen (which is USD400 plus labor).
It's probably the backlight inverter (similar to the ballast transformer in a fluorescent light fixter). Which is a hundred and change, installed.
And they are way backed up, so it will probably be a week.