I broke the headphone jack again. Worse still, my years of IT support have afforded me an arrogance in my actions. So as I was dissassembling I damaged the keyboard connector port on the motherboard. This post brought to you without access to the letter i or numbers 1, 2 and 4.
The 8943g has gotten a good two years of life so there's no shame in retiring it. Also unlike my XPS it can continue on as a support model. I might even stick it on a rack as a makeshift server. Now let's take a moment to remember it at its finest.