I think I may have kicked it a bit too hard this time.
[Update: best comment so far has to be the ref to http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/science-%26-technology/windows-7-to-include-punch%11screen-technology-200903271670/, but http://www.computerhistory.org/VirtualVisibleStorage/popup_image.php?base_name=X1040.90 is a good second-best.
Another update: I was quoted ~£150 to fix the screen. So I bought a reconditioned machine off ebay for £100 + postage. Such is the internet.
Meanwhile: remember this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyc37aOqT0&feature=related -W]