It came back from the shop, and there is good news and bad news:
The bad news is it seems the mother board just died or went kabloowy. It's still under warranty (Alhamdulillah) and so insha'Allah HP will take care of it.
The good news is all of my data was recovered. So it's three weeks before finals and I DO have my notes from this semester.
Jazaka'Allah khair to all of you who expressed sympathy, listened to me vent, and made dua this week!
Friday, April 11, 2008