Unfortunately, it appears permanent.
I suppose that’s to be expected, however, when you drop your laptop, even from a small height. It was an accident, of course, but my laptop seems to be taking it personally.
I’m typing on an old laptop at the moment and spent most of yesterday formatting it, filling it with the programs I use, and trying to remember my internet bookmarks. So I’m all ready to go for the next posting–normally on Sunday–but I may take an extra couple of days to fully recover emotionally and then start fresh next week.