Hey Kansas user! Must be its still plugging away? If it quits call and\nwe'll repair.. As far as the media cable, Yes these will work but why\nwould HP Invent a bypass cable for the Input unless they maybe\nthought there could be a future failure? Its beyond me as my car does\nnot come factory with 2 starters or batterys for that matter.\n(Commonly failed components and Yes I do work on automobiles as\nwell). Bigger issue is a Schottkey rectifier in the supply line on\nthe Intel based machines. Also the Go150 on the Athlons, And the\nNvidia chipset on the Athlons, And the Imbedded controller chips on\nAll of them for the last 5 years.. Its a big list but very well worth\ntalking about. (Weve also seen the media cable connex failing on these\nmachines now too).. Give them a few months..Theyll be the biggest\nparts unit sale on E-bay. Good luck all!