Yeah, I'm going to try to call Ken as soon as I'll have some time: I've been busy with work so far. I'm mainly worried to break the battery if I force it out. Can it explode or catch fire even if the laptop is turned off? I've also been wondering if it might be possible to use the laptop without the battery. I mainly use it as a desktop replacement (I travel back and forth the US and Europe, so I'd rather have a laptop than two desktops), so I've been wondering about that.