Without warning, an extra brown box showed up sometime when I was away for lunch. Inside, my Mac was sitting there with a work repair order saying that they fixed things. Sure enough, they replaced the LCD, backlight, and something called an “inverter” (not sure, but maybe it is to illuminate the glowing Apple logo on the back).
What does this all mean? Well, my laptop is back, I don’t have tons of dead pixels, and I can see what’s going on once more. Pretty nifty.
Hopefully I won’t have to send it off yet again. I think I’m going to spring for that AppleCare extended warranty.