This morning I wanted to finish a little jobbie I'd been putting off, that of hooking up my old laptop to my 25-watt solar panel through a custom 18-volt battery pack. I checked, double-checked, and... connected it in reverse polarity. Fuck! I heard the goddamned thing go "pop!", and was sure I'd fried something. But bless those Compaq engineers, the Armada M700 is idiotproof. As soon as my inverter powered on in the morning sun, the computer came back to life.

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