[Q] Touch the android to begin w/ broken power button

So here's a puzzle.

My nexus one has a broken power button, and I learnt to get around it with apps like quickboot, that let me boot into recovery automatically.
I flashed cyanogenmod 7 (nandroid before that) and turned the phone on. It worked perfectly, but I had forgotten to flash gapps, so I do.

Now I turn my phone on and it boots to the "Touch the android to begin" tutorial/thing. The android lights up when I touch it, but doesn't change screen. It just stays there. Now that is apparently not unheard of, and the advice is to wipe or reflash the rom and/or gapps. The problem is, since I don't have a power button, I can't go into recovery mode from the bootloader, I'd have to do it using the quickboot, but I can't because the screen is stuck.

Is there a way to flash a rom from a pc? Any other ideas? Anything is much appreciated.

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