So...I did something really stupid. I made dinner using a recipe on my 1.67GH low res 17" G4 Powerbook. And I guess it wasn't as secure/stable/flat a surface as I thought it was. And after I was done and closed the computer and walked away I heard a huge THWAP and found the computer on the floor behind me. Yup, it fell about 4' onto the ground. Flat, so only minimal external damage (a bit of a ding on the case but nothing serious). However, the hard drive is toast. Makes nasty noises, won't start up, Disc repair software doesn't read it. But the computer seems to be working fine - can start up using CD/DVD, screen is fine, track pad and keyboard seem to be working fine. I did some looking about what installing a new hard drive at IFixit and the instructions...are a bit intimidating: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/...-Inch-1-1-67-GHz-Hard-Drive-Replacement/246/1 I've replaced optical drives and hard drives on other computers without batting an eye but this seems...pretty hard core. Am I right? Is it something I should attempt? Or should I pound my head into a wall for my stupidity for doing something like this when I'm cash poor and break down and get a new laptop?