…there is internet at the Griffey-Sandlin household. Expect more posts (hopefully complete with pictures!) soon.
In other news, I think the laptop is dead. I re-applied thermal compound to the heatsink, and checked all the “overheating” issues, and that’s definitely NOT it. It’s not software (I booted from a CD, still happened). My guess now is that something on the ‘board got screwed up somehow. Time to make a call to the insurance company and see if this is covered….