Sony Vaio Laptop Won't Boot After New Hdd

I have a 3 year old vaio vgn a115b laptop. I needed more storage than 40 gb so i bought a new 100gb hdd at dabs. I undid all the screws on the base, removed the keyboard, undid the two screws under that and then took the chassis apart. I then swapped the hdd with the new one and re-assembled. When i power it on now i hear the cpu fan start up and after about a second a click and then the whole thing shots down. Then, after 2 seconds the fan comes on again but nothing else happens. I know this is a long shot but can anyone sugest what i may have done wrong?

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http://sphotos. Ak. Snc3/26852_1344634330408_1067746976_31012137_6572355_n.jpg (black screen)

http://hphotos-snc3. Snc3/26852_1344634450411_1067746976_31012140_1874868_n.jpg (loading screen)

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