Actually, not much drama. Computer's on its way back from the repair facility (why they can't switch out a hard drive onsite, I don't know) and should be back by Friday at the latest. That would be very cool for me.
Update to the update: Got a call yesterday and the computer's back. Just need to take them the software so they can load that for me and then it's all mine again. (I could load the software myself, but they're offering, so whatever.)