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diagnosing devastating startup failure

Hello laptopers,

I recently replaced the hard drive in my hp omnibook 4100.  Everything
sent fine at first, but when I went to reboot this morning power dies
even before the BIOS screen comes on.  This happens even when I have a
bootable KNOPPIX rescue disk in the cd tray.  

I am worried that I may have damaged the fragile HD chassis cable when I
changed disks; but I'm loathe to takei t back out again b/c every time
I open & shut it I worry more.  Does anyone out there recognize this
problem, & can you give any advice on what to do?  

Thanks a lot,


 .''`.       Matt Price 
: :'  :      Debian User
`. `'` 	     & hemi-geek
don't use these addresses:  aardvark@derailleur.org, zeus@derailleur.org

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