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    To begin with, I'll say that I'm actually rather well known at college now for always spilling some of my coffee, whenever I have a cup, so having splashed some up into my netbook wasn't really a surprise to me. Of course, I cleaned it up as best I could as soon as I could.

    My problem: quite a while later, a series of dead pixels appeared at the top of the screen. After mucking about for ages with a screwdriver, I had the screen out (with the machine on, to ensure I didn't break it - I do most things like that with the machine live) and looked at it. I can't see where it's gone, inside the metal casing, which looked a little too fiddly to take apart right then.

    So, what do I do? Continue a little further, look inside to see if any liquid has shorted some contacts? Or buy a broken netbook of the same model, with a working screen, to replace? Or look for a new screen to buy?

    I'd rather not pay any more money out than I have, though, to be honest, as I intend, eventually, to take the machine apart and mount it into a project case with one of those 7" CRT SVGA displays some supermarkets (like Lidl) have (Commodore Pet layout, in short*) to use as a little Linux playground.

    * This'll mean I can have some things such as IDE/USB and SATA/USB adapters mounted in the box, making a sort of hard disk drive-drive, or floppy/CD drives
 
 
 
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