All thanks in advance here. I know we've got a lot of tech savvy folks here, so maybe someone can help me. Basically, earlier today my laptop decided that when it's not plugged in, it will immediately shut off and refuse to turn back on. I imagine the battery is somehow dead or something? Maybe this is a typical problem (I hope so), and if so, not terribly expensive to fix. The laptop is just shy of two years old, and I usually leave it plugged in even when I'm using it, except for brief periods, so maybe that killed the battery, I don't really know. So, anyone know what's up? Anything I should try to see if I can get it to work unplugged? If the battery is dead, what's it cost to get a new one installed? Thanks again, gents.