I purchased a HP Pavilion N3350/Windows 98 - 2nd edition - 56K modem laptop on June 29, 2000. In October we were having problems with the icon changing to battery even though we had it plugged in to the power source - sent it back to HP. They checked off the I.O. Board. Sent back in Nov. of 2000 one month later with the same problem. Also sent back in April 2001. Now the problem has gotten worse and when plugged in the battery icon is on and the machine freezes. I took it to a computer shop and they called HP. The computer guy said it probably is a part that needs soldering where the female part is where you plug in the power cord. HP is saying that it needs a new motherboard at the tune of $289.00. The computer guy said that they can't fix it as it is a proprietary item - and has to be sent back to HP. We even purchased a new power cord and ac/adapter. The problem still persists. Any ideas on fixing this? It sure seems like HP should stand behind this as I think we got a lemon. Are there any places that can fix this without sending back? What type of shop/store should I be looking for?