My laptop is back from the dealer. They replaced the motherboard, which is the best outcome I could hope for. (The alternative — which I have experienced — is that you have to send it back three times before they accept they have to replace the motherboard.) I don’t think anything breaks on laptops other than motherboards. On my previous laptop, the ‘N’ key broke. When I took it into a shop to get it fixed, they told me they’d have to replace the motherboard.
Now I’m working my way through my RSS feeds. Every single weblog I have subscribed was updated, so it’ll be awhile.