For less than that, I could buy a whole new laptop. From Dell, even. And it'd be an upgrade in all but monitor size (I got my laptop originally as a replacement for a desktop, not with the intent of it being especially mobile...thus extra large 15" beautiful monitor).
On the other hand, it's less than a year old, and it pains me to think of buying a new one already (especially given that I'm unemployed and on a rather strict budget). Or of having my beautiful new laptop be unusable already.
The dilemma is of course made more complicated by the fact that I don't have a handy $1K lying around, for either repair OR replacement of a computer.