Screen flickers while running on battery

Yes yes!!! I've a Toshiba Satellite P200, about one year old. Suddenly and without warning, I noticed while running on battery mode, the screen would flicker a bit every now and then. It did not while plugged in.

I'm using the past tense, because as quickly as it came it seems to have stopped. Any idea as to what I might be in for, i.e. a laptop that might burst into a ball of flames!!!

I'm using Vista Home Premium Service Pak 1. I'll appreciate some insight into this. Thanks.
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