|I recall another message about laptop screen recently, this one wasn't drunk, it was having coffee.|
If I remember correctly the quote was $400 to replace.
Depending on the age and specs of the laptop, it may pay to check the price of a new one that is comparable, also you will have new warranty.
If you can live with it for a few months, it may be worth while to wait untill about September, new laptops may then be offered with a free upgrade to the new Windows 7 OS.
It's expected out in October with computers purchased a month before including the free upgrade.
It's a far better OS with better power managment for laptops and less resource hungery.