There was an NVIDIA GPU class action settlement and my computer is eligible for me to get my NVIDIA GPU or MCP replaced at no charge.
I've already got my postage paid box of foam to put him in. I just need to transfer anything I might need for the next month or so to my old laptop and/or my external hard drive. And I need to deauthorize things like iTunes and my onOne plugins because some repairs might affect or delete the computer's authorization. And I need to completely erase things like my password keeper program, so there's no access.
Argh! It's going to be so hard to be without him for a minimum of a week, but probably longer! But, I'm out of AppleCare warranty, and it does this black screen thing sometimes when waking up from sleep, so I should get the part replaced at no charge that I can.
If I get everything ready tomorrow night I can send him off w/FedEx on Wednesday. At least there's plenty of leeway so he'll definitely be back before the roadtrip to Florida in May. Who knows, maybe the person who opens the box at the repair center will be a JoCo fan or a Tom Bihn fan, will see the stickers on Bad Wolf, and will think to themselves "This computer's owner is awesome and has fabulous taste. We shall rush this repair."