I apologize if I missed a thread devoted to this topic. The screen of my daughter's hackintoshed Mini 8 has a thick jagged arrow like structure coming down at a 45 degree angle from the top left corner of the screen. This happened after (I do not know how much after) my daughter dropped the netbook and, while I am not exactly certain, I do think that it caused the problem. A couple of days after the arrow-like structure arrived, the computer would not boot. It would get all of the way to the spinning wheel on the login screen at which point it would hang. None of the various boot options availed.
I am guessing it is a screen and I have never replaced one. The dell instruction manual makes the operation look delicate and it has been a long time since I handled a soldering iron (not that this is directly relevant but it does suggest that I am out of practice). In addition, my fine motor skills have deteriorated quite a bit.
Anybody out there replaced a screen on a dell mini 9? Is working through all of the cables as delicate as the manual makes it seem or is it reasonably straightforward? Also, is the startup problem likely to be hardware or will I need to do a clean install? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would prefer not to buy a new computer for her and, besides, it is kind of fun to do this stuff for her.