yeah a new thread wouldve been okay in this situation but since he is reviving the thread for a reason i suppose its okay.
dont try the towel trick, my buddy just did that and it wont even turn on now, he bought an elite off ebay. lol actually he was bidding on 2 and he won them both and got stuck with 2 new elites haha.
anyways either get somone who knows what their doing or send it back. i know somone who had their fatehr add extra heat sinks and some other shit (hes an electition) and it worked great.