(Apologies to pop culture, as usual.)
I ordered the LCD kit today. Hopefully THIS time the seller will have understood correctly that they need to cover the driver board with something not conductive so that static from all the bubble wrap doesn't fry it.
If this kit arrives properly -- it will be the fourth and last. Wish me luck.
EDIT: well, I woke up this morning to a message from the LCD kit seller. He had his tech check it over and it didn't pass muster. I get a refund.
I think I may get a standard 10.1" HDMI monitor and take the effing thing apart.