It was on a somewhat tall ottoman, sitting on a lap desk near the edge, at a slant. I stupidly thought it looked stable cause the lap desk has rubber on it to grip the laptop. I was about 2.5 feet away, closed and in sleep mode, and hadn't touched it when it decided to simply slip right off. In slow-motion, I watched in terror as it did a complete flip onto its lid onto the hardwood floor. This is a good thing, that it landed on its lid, right? It hit the corner a bit too (or first, though I've blanked that part out) cause the right front corner is tarnished and has the ever-slightest dent, the shape of a xmas tree or triangle. You can only see the dent if you look at it from a certain angle. My hotmail was still minimized when I opened it. The latch still works. I'm typing on it right now. Is there any chance that when I turn it off and try turning it on again, that it won't come back to life? Ha ha I'm afraid it will be like when a person goes to sleep after a head injury! I knew the newer laptops have the shock-aborber thingie that saves your info if dropped, but I thought it didn't necessarily mean it would save the machine from breaking. Has anyone experienced this, and/or does anyone have any ideas about what might go wrong or what might have been damaged? Thanks so much! oh p.s.: I hear some clicking sounds every so often, like it's processing something when it shouldn't be.