<drama> Last night was neither dark nor stormy, but that didn't make it any less of a drama. I unplugged my PowerBook 12", and sat down on the couch and did some light work. It was hardly half an hour later when I heard that devilish sound of the fans slowing down to a halt; followed by the coming of a sudden darkness over the screen. I tried to wake it up, carefully smashing the keys, but to no avail. Through my tears I could barely find my way to the power outlet. I frantically tried to plug it in; in which I succeeded doing after some failed attempts. I navigated to the Apple Dashboard website, and downloaded iStat Pro in the hope that it could comfort me in my fears. But no, the worst thing imaginable did happen: Battery health 19%. All is lost. </drama> So now the battery of my PowerBook 12" (1.5 GHz, combo) has died. I've had the machine for over three years now. The battery was replaced under warranty roughly 2 years ago, but now it's dead again. I guess it's not worth buying a new battery. Too bad, because I liked the machine for its portability and looks. edit: for those interested, it's at roughly 290 cycles.