As I said, not a tech. The drive was formatted by owner as prep for install of WIN7 64. Do not know why he wanted to do that but, there it is. I play a bit just not with the new netbooks so, I looked a few things over with google and tried some other things that were intended to re-load and or restart the mini from (eprom ?) scratch, crtl +fn - crtl + end. No luck, no power on. Power indicator flashes white then flashes yellow and nothing from the hdd indicator. Sooo, tried a bootable usb with WINXP sp3 and made another try to power on with the usb inserted. Nada. IS this thing dead ? or is there something else I should be doing ?