While the battery in my laptop hasn't quite burst into flames yet, it looks like at least a few cells in it have gone bad. After just over two years, the once mighty laptop battery that used to be able to carry me through at least 4 hours of work and equipment testing now drops down to 7% within a few minutes of unplugging it from the wall.
Kinda puts a serious damper on mobility.
A new one from Dell is $170 while a refurb from Dell is $115. Time to go figure out who to talk to at work to see about getting a new battery.