i still think it's something you did. what are the statistical odds that components with no reputation for failure spontaneously failed beginning precisely when you first disturbed them? then, what are the chances that you messed something up? see? it's you ! you don't have a wire on the correct place, or a ground is incomplete. i'd bet a donut on it, and i LOVE donuts ! in fact, i just coined the word, "donution" today.