Got the new ballast and fitted it and all is well!
The guy was super friendly and did not charge me a thing plus he gave me discount as i bought an extra bulb just to have!
Guess i was lucky!
"Lo there do I see my father.
Lo there do I see my mother.
Lo there do I see my brothers and my sisters.
Lo there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.
Lo they do call to me
they bid me take my place among them in the Halls of Valhalla,
where the brave may live forever"