Ok guys.. problem solved!! I was going to try the disconnect as mentioned, and then try the A03 bios flash.. but I got an automated phone call yest saying Dell sent me another package.. I was :shock: .. After speaking with Dell Chat.. they said it was a new battery.. wtf? Apparently, they were not in stock when they had my computer... so they send them separate, and now want me to return my old one..
Anyways.. I popped it in last night (w/o A/c), and it started right up!! 34% charged.. Threw it on the charger, and sure enough.. it started charging.. Must be I had a complete crap battery..