See how fast they are with repairing your machine.

Of course, that depends on both your service contract and the cause of the problem. It could be fast if you have service at home and the tech coming can repair it. It might take a month or more if you have to sent it to them.

If it's a hardware problem (as it looks like), you probably won't lose your data. So all you've got to do is find another machine for a month or so, put all your schoolwork on it from your daily backup and happily continue working.

Kees