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PowerBook - 12" Powerbook not working after drive replacement

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hi there,
i have a 12" aluminium powerbook (867mhz) that needed a new optical drive. So having replaced it i turn on the machine to find it wont boot.
There are no beeps, no apple noise, no light on screen. Only indication of power is the sound of hdd spinning as well as the powerbook fan. Both noises are a light whirr and sound normal. Battery charges fine too.
I have tried pram zapping, booting without battery installed to no avail
I am hoping i missed a cable or something on reassembly, or the new drive is causing the problem somehow. Would like some ideas before i go delving again so i know what to look for
(ps, im off to work in a min so forgive me if i take ages to reply to an qustions right now)
Thanks in advance for any help :-)
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