A few months ago, I took my hard drive out of my laptop to hot swap into my rig. Routine. I picked the laptop up to move it- and dropped it a mere foot to the carpet, where it landed on the corner where the hard drive had been. I quickly checked, and rechecked, put the hard drive back in and plugged the power cord in, and NOTHING. The power button would not even light up when I pressed it.
It sat for these months, 1) cuz I was busy transferring schools. and 2) I couldn't bear the thought of discovering it was truly gone.
Tonight, while going through the long boring process of reformatting my friend's hdd, I decided to occupy myself with taking my laptop apart fully. Nothing looked the least bit off. Cleaned out a big dust bunny from the heatsink grill. Put the whole thing back together, and viola! IT TURNED ON!!!!
I HAS LAPTOP AGAIN!!! ZOMG!
Now I really can go order all those cool express cards & ssd for it that I wanted!