I had my original laptop in storage for over 2 years. It was in just a single bubble wrap cover and inside a large box with other things like magazines etc. The box was not sealed, but the main storage facility apparently was. I received the box(es) today and checked the laptop, it was there, no humidity or anything aparent, in fact, although the box was basicaly open, there wasn't even a tiny bit of dust or anything. Impressed. The battery was dead 2.5 years ago or so when I last used it, so I bet it is not working now either. The question is, shall I just remove the battery, plug in the laptop and switch it on, or do something else first? I have no plans using the laptop, it is useless to me, but it would be nice to know if it works so that I might sell it or something.