I purchased a used display inverter off eBay a week ago, figuring I’d give IdiotCentral (My 17″ MacBook Pro) one last shot at usefulness before putting her up for sale. This morning at work I took 15 minutes to crack the case and drop the part in, and closed everything back up with my fingers crossed. Upon first boot, the lower half of the screen was still obscured, but after about thirty seconds all the lines disappeared and I was looking at my Dock for the first time in eight months. I just ran some updates and plugged it in to charge the battery, and now I’m wondering what I should do with this thing. The lines might come back, which makes me a little hesitant to try and sell it, but I don’t want it crapping out on us again. I’d love to hand it off to Jen to use as a backup machine for presentations and travel, which is what I’m leaning towards right now, but I’m afraid it’ll start acting up on her right when she needs it the most. What to do?
(I’m also realizing how much I like the new keyboard style better than the old. What a difference!)