My beloved laptop was dropped off at curry's this morning and will I'm told be sent away to the "man that can" for a dam good fixing. Turns out when I went down there the chap I spoke to was really helpful, though I suspect he was only about twelve.
It a funny thing that I had pretty much set myself up to deal with some halfwit who was going to try and tell me it was my fault and I was going to be charged for any repairs. Happily this has not (as yet) been the case. This leaves me clear to set about enjoying the day, nice.