Oh no... Lost in space

Well its an unwired world but until your laptop goes wrong you don't realise how tethered you are. As of this morning my laptop screen isn't working nor does it work with an external monitor, just a series of vertical lines... Sigh.

It doesn't help that my machine is UK and I'm in the USA.. They will repair it but won't send a loan machine and repair could take 7-days... Which would be ok except my Palm Tungsten W which I'm using for this post is recharged through the laptop USB port... D'oh