compaq laptop 12XL125 does not turn on

This is a 6 yo laptop that was working fine. I replaced the glidepad/button panel and now it won't turn on. Very strange because replacement of the glidepad/button panel entailed removing and then reinserting the thin mylar circuit strip into the new panel. I have done lots of similar replacements to this type and similar types of laptops with no problem. Any hints as to what the problem may be or things to try to resolve the problem?

Things I have tried include:

- replacing the old glidepad/button panel

- removed battery, dvd drive, pressed on/off button for about 10 seconds, then re-assembled

- Tried running only with PS (battery removed)

- tried running only with battery (PS disconnected)

- tried running with both PS and battery

- reseated all connectors

The on/off switch has never showed any signs of flakey operation in the past... Thanks for any suggestions! John BTW, anybody know the settings are on the slideswitches on the MB? (no, I didnt touch them...just curious)

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John Hudak
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Dude man you are just doing it backwards. that version of the laptop has to be connected very nice when you changed it. remove and connect again.

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