Unable to function laptop-less, I caved and ordered a replacement display. I just hope I can figure out how to remove the old display and put in the new one. Prolonged googling did turn up two tutorials that make it look actually do-able and if all else fails, I know a guy who makes a living fixing computers.
With any luck, I'll have Leland III running again next by the end of next week. In the meantime, I'll just have to use Sis' computer to work on presentation and preferably get starting on my final project for S197.
No work tomorrow as I'm going to a chemistry tutorial/revision class. Bit nervous about getting there, but I have been to the place before, so I should be able to find my way there.