I received my so called new laptop yesterday, I say so called new as it had fingerprints on the buttons and touchpad and the bit of fabric that protects the screen was creased. Initially I was angry that I had been sent a laptop that someone either returned or had been fixed in some way. I guess that will always will be a mystery. Anyway I thought I would still give it a go, since I had nothing too lose. I am glad to report that the screen is much better, not perfect but better. There are no dark splotches and there are still ripples when I tap the back of the screen but they are very faint. The last screen out of ten in terms of ripple was a 10 (10 obviously being loads of ripples). I would put this screen around about 2. It may be my imagination but the screen seems brighter as well and there is no light leakage, so over all I am very happy. The only thing I noticed is that when I go into the graphics card properties and click 3D, you know the funky little car, the screen flicks too black for a second. This also happens when I load some application, just before the full program pops up, it flicks to black for a second. Do you guys know how to fix this?. Thanks in advance for your advice and also a big thanks to everybody for convincing me to send the last laptop back, I now have a better laptop albeit a bit used.