Hi Brian - No, the LCD does have that 'hazy' look, turned off, but it actually works fine. It would be replaced as part of the overhaul however, if only because I'd mentioned it on the work order. The main problem is that the aperture control mechanism was playing up and had finally died. Your idea of a spare parts body is a good one, but if I was going to do that I'd be tempted have a go at fixing it myself 8>)
I probably will keep an eye out for another near-mint D2x until I decide what to do.