Wallet, meet blackhole
Evidentally, to replace the systemboard on my two-and-a-half year old ThinkPad R51 would require 1300 of our Canadian currency. Yes, thirteen-hundred smackeroos for part and labour. Incidentally, with roughly the equilavent number of loons, I can buy a brand new ThinkPad R60, albeit the lowest model, but still technologically superior to my R51, and still have enough money left over to purchace a 3-year warrenty plan and cover shipping.
As such, I have decided to attempt and repair my comatose machine by mine self over the weekend. Were I to be unsuccessful, it would appear that I can look forward to a new laptop, and some creative accounting come time to depart from under my parents’ roof at the end of summer.