December 10th, 2008

Victory is mine!

After Paula secured a smaller screwdriver for me, I managed to disassemble the LCD panel, pull out the bulb assembly, desolder the dead bulb, and solder in the new one. And by some miracle, I got all the parts back in without breaking or losing anything. And it only took three trips to the store for tools and about four hours of work.

I am perhaps inordinately pleased with myself for fixing it. I took some pictures of the laptop and panel in various states of disassembly, but haven't gotten around to getting them off the camera yet.