18v died, I would have it repaired in that DeWalt and many tool companies I think have a "max repair" price in fixing it anyway. This up until unlike Strong (followspots) it becomes obsolete for them. They offer you a discounted upgrade at that point. Did that with a grinder but was appairently absent for the day when that upgrade was asked about. Strong recently felt man/hour pain for a ballast I sent in - everything was wrong with it and they didn't meet their price for service. Nice but I have some bad magnetic ballasts not working in storage they should probably re-configure pricing on. Fair enough even if my 14.4 trigger switch fix was easy enough. Be aware that the 18v NiCad battery system is also on its way out the door for DeWalt. No info given but a most likely thing.