Fucking computers.

Ok. So A MONTH AGO I called HP support because my battery died a spectacular death. They said it would be here in 3-5 business days.  I called December 30th.  SEVEN calls later it finally arrived today - January 31.

So I left the new baterry to sit for a good 8-10 hours while I was busy doing this thing called work. Then I swapped them. The old battery is in the box ready to go back to the service centre. The new battery is in the computer. All's well! Laptop is on and i can see the battery charging. Yay!

Flash foward about 20-25 minutes.

What the FUCK is that smell?

Hmmm I think it's coming from my computer...

*sniff* *sniff*

It is. And it does NOT smell pretty.

Call support. They tell me to shut it off and take the battery out.

Battery is stuck.

Decide to let it finish charging and try again.

Still smelly.  And what the fuck? It's plugging in adn instead of charging it's DRAINING.

Take shower to cool off. Decide I should have bought a Mac. Wish I HAD bought a Mac.

Try to take battery out again. It's soooooooooooo stuck.

Call HP again. Explain extreme unhappiness to service rep in the most polite way possible (ie. "Everyone I've talked to has been really nice but I'm really tired and frustrated and to be honest if I could return the laptop I WOULD even though I actually kind of really love it.)

HP is sending me box for shipping.  Should arrive next week. Need to spend weekend figuring out a way to back up data.

Moral of story: Should have bought a Mac.