Thanks for the reply. I took my lapper back to the gentleman that I purchased the motherboard from to have it checked out. It turns out that my processor chip had fried and needed replacing. He replaced the processor chip with a new one and I'm good to go! If anyone out there suspects that their GPU has fried and they have taken steps to reflow or replace the GPU and you still have power up issues...it could be your processor chip as it was with mine. BTW-I'm typing this reply from the very lapper I could not get to post when I first requested info on this problem...so, there's always hope!