If it was temporary, I would think it would be turned on by now. It's been off this whole time, but I tried to boot it last night and the same thing happened: a faint beep with no activity lights flashing. At this rate I'm probably just going to cut my losses and throw it away. I'm not interested in keeping a 13 lb paperweight in my house and I'll probably just keep the laser assembly and the Hard Disk and keep on the look out for another DESR-7700. I was hoping I_oliveria would have been of greater help since they seem to know a lot about them based on his history on the site. But since they've vanished there isn't much of a point of pursuing this any further. Thanks for your help though.