Well I've done it now. I've babied my laptop for just over two years. It's been a crappy work weekend any way. So just add this to it. Like I said, babied my laptop for over two years only to drag my charger and wire across a Diet Mt Dew spilling it into the keyboard. The screen instantly went black. Man that bites and in a day or two when what I've lost really sinks in... I'll let you know how bad it actually hurts. Let's see, $1200 laptop. But that's nothing compared to the CAD/CAM software I've invested in which is around $12000 for all of it. Solidworks, Edgecam, Autocad... BUT... that's nothing compared to all the work that was in it. Hundreds of hours, solids, drafts, nc programs, ALL of my work... BUT that's nothing compared to all the REALLY hard to get ITAR drawings and things for work. All my contract work... I've got post processors for about 60 machines that I've hand tweaked, literally one off posts for one off machines. Not all cash value or money out of my pocket but I'd say if I could put a price tag on it, over two years I'm in the 180k range. That's just in the 2 hours I've had to think about it. Fortunately I do back up weekly... but that's Acronis imaging software probably only good for that hard drive in that pc. Some one come shoot me. Not to mention all my hobby stuff was on there... that's where my CAD/CAM was.