What?? Oh well, nothing I could do about it. I called a few times in the last three weeks wondering if it came back. Luckily, it did this past Thursday, so I bravely set out for the mall, and thankfully, was back and fully operating. The kind sales lady said it went for "spa" treatment, and she was not kidding. The battery was changed and all, but they made it look brand new! Wow! And she said because I waited so long for the repair, no charge.
BSoleille! The bright side of good customer service!