Well someone had to do it and it was very easy. I've been reading this forum for several weeks in anticipation of getting my NC; making note of tips, tricks, and links to upgrades to make my netbook as up to date as possible. A few days after getting my blue one I decided to upgrade to new bios that I had found on this forum. That went without a hitch but a couple of boot-ups later, a problem with the color display appeared. The best I can explain it is if you remember looking at a processed 35mm exposed strip of film, the colors are a negative image. Don't know if that makes sense but the display looked like that.
I tried the samsung recovery but the problem persisted in 1 of 3 boot-ups. I then had the brilliant idea to re-install XP and that was the $$$ shot. Never having done one before, I thought I would be prompted with logical choices and it would simply be a matter of overwriting the existing OS with the new one. Big mistake. I created partitions, deleted partitions, went from a c: and d: drives to c and e: drives. At boot-up I was presented with a black and white screen to choose which Windows Xp Home Edition I wanted to run. I had 2 choices. The first choice booted to a newly installed XP and the other choice showed a configuration problem. So now I'm over my head with my week old sammy. All to fix a color problem. Pity isn't it? Taking it to a pro later this week.