Well, since it was me who put it through the wash, twice! I thought I would see if I could get it fixed.
My only excuse for it being washed is that it had been at the bottom of his muddy sleeping bag when he came back from an “exped” and I did what all Mum’s do, wash things, not thinking something might be hiding at the bottom. Oops.
Anyway there’s a local business, called the Mobile Man, in the indoor market and he is hopefully fixing it. Giving it a new screen, as it seems to be fine in every other way.
So fingers crossed it will be a repair bill and not a replacement.