I returned the HP to Costco and went to CompUSA to see what they had. I picked up their in-house brand and brought it home to try it. And it didn’t work, as in the PSU was fried. Ugh. So I trucked all the way back to CompUSA and exchanged it. This time I brought my Tablet and and a car inverter so I could just try it out in the car.
The exchange was simple and I spent 10 minutes in the car trying to make the bloody thing boot from BIOS. Still no luck. So I returned it and picked up a Dynex brand CDRW/DVD-ROM Drive. Still no luck.
At this point, I think it’s just going to be easier to wait until I get back to Colorado unless anyone in the Greater Seattle Area has a drive that knows for a fact will work with a Toshiba M200.