Not a problem. I have forgotten to turn on the power any number of times and got low, so I began checking everything over.
I went through the usual stuff:
- Power on at the wall plug – check
- Power light showing on the power supply – check
- Wiggle connector in case it is loose – check
- Turn off and reboot – check
But all appeared – to paraphrase Timothy Leary – to be ‘turned on’, ‘tuned in’ – and by then, alas, also ‘dropped out’. It is around midnight and the battery all but dead with the laptop grey screened and power at 3%.
I closed the lid, uttering various expletives and contemplated the expense of buying a replacement. Put it down to the solar eclipse, or my mutant powers or just technical failure – it was dead. Nothing to be done.
So … this morning I took the laptop into the kitchen, sat the machine on the worktop and powered it up.
We have charge!