I have a 2009 Macbook Pro with the Toshiba 256GB SSD. OS is Lion. The computer froze on my yesterday and my only way out was a hard reset. Upon booting back up, I was taken to a gray screen and after a minute or so I got the blinking folder with the question mark. This is all it does now. I have tried almost everything I have found on the net and nothing is working. The only thing that almost worked was when I pressed command + r upon booting up. This took me to the screen with the disk utility. I did a disk check and it mentioned that something was corrupted and then froze for a long time. I have not had any luck getting back to this screen. The odd thing is that almost everything seems to be accessible through HFSExplorer when I connect the drive to my PC. I do get a lot of sporadic errors when I try to copy stuff over, but I was able to successfully retrieve files using this method. This has me wondering if the drive is really bad or could it possibly be something else such as the hard drive cable. I know my battery also needs to be replaced and I am wondering if that is contributing to this issue. Before I spend money on a new battery, new HD cable, and possibly a new HD, I figured I would ask here as this can get quite expensive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.