Laptop has three vertical lines now

Looks like my Dell Inspiron is really heading for the trash can.

Dell customer care has got back to me with some model numbers that the out of warranty replacement covers, unfortunately the bad news for me, my LCD isn't one of those part numbers.

Not sure where to go now:

  • Get the parts and replace the LCD screen myself
  • Purchase extended Dell warranty (feels a bit like getting blackmailed?)
  • Throw the laptop off my level 14 building (I'm sure this would be illegal in most places)
  • Purchase a new laptop
    • Dell again?
    • Or another brand...