this seems to be a recurring theme here. my old wallstreet (13.3"/233mhz/160mb/4gb) had a bad screen, so i cut it out and regulated it for the parts bin, since it has a flaky PMU. Since I was so in love with mine, I bought another one (14"/300mhz/64mb/8gb) with no hard drive, and a booting issue. I got it today, and there was a nice crack over by the PC card covers. it got worse when I took the top off, so i swapped them, and swapped PMUs. I hit the power key, and I got a bong, LEDs on the keyboard, and that's as far as it went. no screen, no hard drive spin up (I added a 40gb spare), nothing. So, i tried swapping PMUs. the problem with my old one is that it liked it kick the fan on all the time, which is very annoying. I tried booting, got the bong, but nothing. I am starting to suspect a dead motherboard. Fortunantly, I do have a good one of those from my other one. Before I do that, i would like to know if this is the right course of action, or if there is a simpler way around this.
things I have tried:
-reseated all the cables, including the video cables
-reseated proc card and ram
-removed all ram and used a known good 32mb stick
-checked for shorts
at this point, I am close I can smell it. it just needs a little oomph.
oh, the reason I got a nother wallstreet: the unmatched expandibility. By that I mean that I can use drive modules in BOTH bays, as opposed to just the right one in the lombard/pismo. I also had the spares, so I may as well put them to good use, rather than having them go to waste.
thanks for everyone's help.