This is -potentially- premature, but I think the laptop had officially bitten the dust. The computer is fine, more or less, but the power connector is le fail. Not the cord, but the part of the computer the cord plugs into.
I -might- be able to fake it yet, but for now, all updates are via phone, which is tedious beyond tedious.
At least I have lots of lovely posts queued? *sighs*