OK, my computer temporarily died last night when the (new) battery hit empty and refused to re-charge via power card.. After fiddling around with it, it looks like the black box part of the charger has a short. A new one has been ordered, and in the meantime, I am sitting here with said box perched on my chest, which seems to keep it working. Infer from that what you will. Fingers crossed. At any rate, I have some more JP for you. Enjoy!