Originally Posted by m_bisson
That's normal. It takes more juice to boot up than just to idle, so if the battery is dead you won't be able to restart it right away after plugging it in. Expect this EVERY time you drain the battery completely.
I'll have to watch things, but I could have sworn I'd just charged it a couple days before. That's why I didn't initially consider a fully-drained battery to be the issue.