Frankly, this one has had it. So I created a chip-in. Any help most appreciated!!
[[[edited to add: monday, april 16, 2012: my laptop, my beloved geoffery, gave up his ghost this morning and is no longer functional. i edited my pay-pal settings so that the chip-in button will actually work now (there apparently was an issue before that i didn’t know existed). the button says i’m raising $500, but $300 would get me a functional laptop that does what i need it to do. any amount anyone can donate is, of course, vastly appreciated!. thank you in advance.]]]