…I’d more or less stumbled across the Web site of a company named ScreenTek Limited a few weeks later. Their offerings certainly sounded tempting. For only $100, they would swap my old, damaged display for a gleaming new one. Other options included a new standard display for $362 or a high gloss display for only $50 more…

…Armed only with a flathead and a Phillips-head screwdriver, I went to work. I unplugged the notebook from the wall, removed the battery, and took off the display frame. After that, it was time to disengage the video cable from the back side of the display, and disconnect the power leads to the backlighting lamps. Next, I had to reverse that same sequence of steps as I cabled up the new display and reattached the screws that held the frame in place. Next, I stuffed the battery back in, turned on the notebook, and a clear, unmarred splash screen told me that life was once again good! From start to finish, the whole job required less than 15 minutes to complete….

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