An update for individuals that purchased the video bundle.
In the Extras bundle, the video named DVMOSFETS.mpg
The initial problem with the board was no lights, no power. After some diagnosis and replacing the MOSFETS on the front end the unit was recieving power and would loop, turning on, then off.
Clearing the CMOS and with a Cold Reset it would not revive the unit.
It was determined that the CMOS battery was also drained from sitting too long with a short condition. The CMOS battery should have a minimum of 2v. Without a charge in the battery, the CMOS settings that are read from the BIOS chip are not saved or stored, the laptop will loop trying to retrieve & store these settings (which will never happen) because of a dead battery.
This is one item that I overlooked during my diagnosis, because usually the CMOS battery will last 3-5 years under normal use. But when a unit has a shorted condition (or has sat for a length of time before repairing), the battery will go down to zeo volts, and cannot store settings.