I had a problem with my computer and a BootMgr missing error, so I unplugged all but the boot drive and got it to work. But while the computer case was open, I decided to try and fix a minor problem: the light on the Floppy drive was always on and I had read that this meant I had the connecter on upside down.
So I unplugged the floppy from the Motherboard while the computer was running. It instantly shut down and nothing turns on, not the fans or anything. I do see an LED inside that is on and I know it is getting power.
So, is it likely that I fried the motherboard by not turning off the computer before I unplugged the floppy?
If so, do I get nominated for the "just when you think you've heard it all award"?
I pulled the battery and moved the jumper then moved it back to reset the BIOS all with the plug pulled out. I then plugget it back in and found that nothing is changed. The LED in the case is lit, showing that there is power, but when I press the power switch, there is no response. No fans, no beep, no nothing.
A lightning strike fried the original MB last June (through an industrial UPS/surge protector!) and those were the same symptoms. It looks like I get to have the fun and joy of replacing the MB a second time in less than a year.
Anyway, thanks for the advice, I do appreciate it.