In the mad rush to get to half-way (at least) on her novel, Ennie had an unfortunate incident.

A few drops of beer landed on the bottom right corner of the screen.

It quickly spread by capillary action between the backlight and the LCD to cover a good quarter of the screen. It seemed to act like a light pipe for the backlight and concentrated light to where it was. As a consequence it made the rest of the screen darker.

Here’s the time lapse for the past 48 hours:

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It seems to be getting better… it’s been in a cooler with some desiccant and it seems to be working.

Hopefully in the next couple of days it’ll get completely OK. I’m not looking forward to replacing the screen. It’s a $150 from ifixit, but there’s a crap-load of steps.