So my Powerbook froze a few weeks ago. I gave it a few minutes, but was eventually forced to manually restart. All I got was a blank white screen on reboot. Since then I've tried just about anything I can think of to at least get my data off of it. Here are the major symptoms: -Initially got blank white screen, now I get folder/question mark on bootup -When booting from CD, cannot see any drive to install OS X onto, however in Disk Utility, it does "see" the hard drive, but cannot perform any first aid or repairs on it. Seems like it's not mounted. -Can't boot into target disk mode -Zapped PRAM... nothing. -Disk Warrior couldn't find my drive, although it could tell me that it's SMART Status was "O.K." -Even tried booting from another Powerbook in target disk mode, which worked, but my hard drive still wouldn't mount. -Took apart case and checked hard drive cable connection... looked fine physically (warranty is already a few months out of date) In Disk Utility it does give me the option of "Erase Disk", which I'm about to give up and try. Any other ideas before I concede? I took it to the Apple store and they told me it would cost at least $300 to repair and said it was unlikely they'd get the data off of it. I can install a new hard drive myself for much cheaper, but would really like to get some of that data off of it first. Most important things are backed up, but sure would be nice to not lose everything else. I have had so many problems with this powerbook, and this has been my first experience with a mac. I hate to attribute this to apple and am still thinking I just had some real back luck with this machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.