The long and the short of it is that I spilt orange juice on my laptop and now it doesn't work. I'm hopeful that I can get it fixed, but there are a number of things that are standing in the way, namely:
* My laptop is from England, so the parts may be slightly different to those available in Japan.
* It's also two and a half years old, so some of the damaged parts may not be available easily.
* I don't have as much faith in Japanese computer repair men as I do English ones.
* It could very well cost a lot of money, and it's not my highest priority at the moment.