And now I get no screen, do I have to send it back or is there something I can do?
I wish I never did this.
Still could use help on this but, it's just a video issue, I can still boot into linux and windows (safe mode for windows) and access the system from remote. Just need to get an identical system to install vnc and reflash.
I fixed my laptop, booted my hard drive in my friends laptop (we have the same laptops) and disabled the video card, copied his bios, set up vnc and turned off windoze firewall crap, booted back into my system and vnc'ed into my laptop from his, flashed the bios and presto back up and running. bios version 3A17 does not help Linux video issues, if anyone wanted to know.
By the way this only worked for me because I flashed my laptop with the bios firmware with out ati support, stupid mistake. If you flash your system with the wrong system bios your screwed, but you would have to force it anyway. Hope this information will help someone else in the future.