I plugged it in, turned it on and waited through the warm up drill. The little power icon showed it happily charging ... for about 2 minutes. Then it showed it running on battery power - which is limited and fading fast. I tried plugging it in again, tried the cord at various angles, ... Nothing. Nada. Zip.
Sadly, I trudged up to the store and talked to the techie guy, who said, "Hmmm." Never good. He's assuming there's something wrong inside the computer - but one of the joys of living in small city Northern Ontario is that there are no local techie people for these companies. So, the laptop has been packaged up and sent on its merry way. Hopefully the guys in Techie Land are kind and quick. The laptop is still under the extended warranty, so that's a plus, but it could be a month before it finds its way back to me. *sigh*
I'm on a borrowed computer for a couple of hours, so I'll try to visit some of your blogs, but I'm afraid I'm down and out for a while yet.
Keep track of all your good news to let me know when I come back!