Thanks for the reply.
Got a little more info from them ... it's not the flap, or the connector slot, but the button. I'm waiting for more information from them about how that can have affected the motherboard/start up.
[FONT='Arial','sans-serif']Where is the motherboard and could a damaged Express card slot have damaged the motherboard?[/font]
[FONT='Arial','sans-serif']I just returned my brand new Sony Vaio AW 11Z/B...