A few weeks ago, my cat (same one that destroyed my last computer, darnit) knocked a glass of water over and sent water flying everywhere, including onto my monitor. Water got into the circuits, and I didn't wait long enough to turn the monitor back on, and I burned out either the light or the power inverter for the light. I'm currently operating on the theory that it's the inverter, because that's the easier one to deal with. If that turns out to be wrong, I'll deal with the light. I found instructions on how to fix such things (for about a twentieth of what it would cost to have a pro do it), and am working on it, but criminy, they certainly don't make computer repair easy. Sony uses a ton of glue to hold their monitors together, and i nearly broke the screen just trying to get the frame off. I now know what type of inverter I need, and my old Vaio doesn't have the same type, so I can't use that. I've got to hope that my wife's old one is the same, or I'll have to order one, which will take forever, because nobody keeps these things in stock... The repair itself is a snap; unplug two cords and plug them into the new part. It's just getting to that point is nearly impossible. ... ... ... Rant over.