I awoke Q-less (Africa ready and Brick in Hand) Plugged it in last night. It beeped and I made sure the charger icon appeared. I awoke to a blank screen a half an hour after my Q9c was supposed to wake me. No matter what I do it just won't turn on, so I put the battery that came with it back in and trudged to Sprint. They agreed it just doesn't work, so they've ordered a replacement. A few bits of good news; after a flash screen replacement last May, I opted for the $4 repair insurance, so cost is $0 and I backed it up with Sprite last Saturday. The backup was in preparation to leave y'all DrQ-less for three months while I circumnavigate Africa. I keep a 4gb card in for normal usage but had a couple of old 2gb cards and thought I would prepare them for my trip. After the backup, I copied all my install, program and system files on the storage card to my PC, then copied them to the other two cards. I will be taking my travel laptop on the ship and will leave the phone off in the Wireless Manager while gone, but my tether my Q via Activesync and use the ship's WiFi to update as needed. On my 4gb card I keep 900 songs, on the one 2gb card some movies and the other 2gb card is extra with only a few SciFi books I found on "Baen Free Library". I know I've combined an Q9c topic with an Off Topic but wanted to share this AM's experience combined with how I've set myself up for traveling to an area where I will still use the Q9c without a radio connection. I feel a little lost not being able to look at my Home Screen for what's next on my schedule or tasks and hope by Thursday to be back to normal. As always, I hope those reading my babbling's might find something to lookup, search or read and further their Q experience. I'm trying not to let the occasional broken Q get in the way of an extremely customizable and handy device. There are no perfect solutions only a multitude of possibilities.