My laptop has been moaning and groaning for some time now (well, for a good 6months if not a year). It's running out of brain space and memory and currently sounds very asthmatic. But today the laptop keyboard just plain decided to stop working. DISASTER!! I've backed up all my vital data (ie thesis!) and I've nicked Mr NCOT's keyboard to plug in, so at least I can still use the laptop :-) So it is 5 years old, but I was hoping to get a bit more life out of it yet. It can't die, it really can't, at least not until I've completed the d word and until I've started earning some money to replace it!