Hello, I have read elsewhere in these forums that many people have had this problem. My laptop worked fine for about a year, but then the battery would not charge. One proposed solution was to upgrade the BIOS. I can't do that, however, as the battery has no charge, and the BIOS update requires an 11% partial charge to run. Does anyone know of a solution which would permit me to upgrade the BIOS? Note that this laptop is no longer under warranty, so I cannot simply have someone fix it without paying a hefty fee.