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HA! I had the same problem with AT&T when they took

over BellSouth. They truncated my login. I wonder how many people they pissed off with that one? (I'm no longer a customer of course)

Anyhow, if you went so far as to fiddle with the inverter, why not just change it? Some can run as cheap as $5-$20 brand new. You've already mastered the hardest part and that is getting to the bugger in the case.

As noted above, even old Macs work well and can be found real cheap.

If that fails you, consider going back to XP, or try a brand of Linux.

Unless you have SERIOUS hardware issues, I'd bet that machine could be salvageable with little cost and minor elbow grease. (and a few beers or cups of coffee)