@Akio: Huh. Well, thanks for letting us know! I'd say more, but there's not a lot of helpful things I can say here. Tech support are all kinda vampires. Their skin actually does sparkle in the sun though. It's pretty awful actually. It'll blind you to their best deals. Use Garlic to make them work faster. Sounds like 1-3 weeks if you're dilligent about getting your laptop repaired ASAP.
@Everyone: Alright so... guys? Can I get some sort of status report? I know I said I was really flexible about activity, and I get the impression people are busy or whatnot, but I'm trying pretty hard to maintain activity and I feel like I'm getting hung out to dry here. What's going on?