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Gateway MT3705 laptop will not boot

I pulled the HD, ran chkdsk and the Hitachi diagnostics, HD appears clean.  I then inserted another 2.5" HD and same thing happened.  The HD light will flicker for a few seconds, then just die.  Could this be the MB problem then?  Based on other hits on your website, this issue came up a couple times.  Your thoughts?

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