ok, this might (or not) seem a bit obvious, but use a sheet of OHP film
trimmed to size fit over the screen, that'll prevent further damage by
As for the touchpad, that's usually caused by grit. Clean and reseat the
touchpad (will involve removal of a couple of the case screws!), seal
with a very thin bead of silicon sealant.
Which form is the drive? If it's the built-in one, you can replace that
with a bog standard DVD/CDRW unit for around 5 (or 65 for a
DVD+/-RW). For a module bay drive, you can again use a standard one and
pick up a module casing for around 5-0.
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