my thinkpad's battery shorted out. it needs to be replaced ($$$). i'm terribly upset and annoyed beyond reason. well, i think its my fault to begin with anyway- i took the battery out for a few weeks cos i was worried that being constantly plugged would eventually kill it. lo and behold, i got the very thing i was trying to avoid! why does this shit happen?! and i'm pissed at those new centrino laptops.. 6 hours of battery life.. intergrated wireless.. *siigh*. we'll all forever be obsolete. what a sham!