Hi, ive got a problem and no idea how to fix it. but ive got a stack of work to do so if i can avoid giving my g4 to apple for repairs and fix it quickly then ill be stoked. i just reinstalled panther a few weeks ago and it was running fine, then i went overseas. got back a week ago and it was running really well. worked last night and it was great. walked in this morning and its dead i leave it on most of the time, so this morning was no different. i walked in, clicked my name on the login screen and the ball came up......and the space to enter my password never showed. after a while, with a customer getting a bit pissed off i hit restart, and i got (over time all of these) : - a picture of earth (i think) flashing - the flashing folder with a face/question mark - a grey screen. so i figured ill boot from the install cd and try startup disk and disk utility. neither saw my drives, and i cant even re-install because i get no drives to install to. ive had drives die before, but 2 different drives in the space of 12 hours? sounds a bit odd. anyways, ive tried everything in my limited knowledge but im stumped and although ive found users with the same problem online, i cant find solutions. im almost positive its not an issue with the drives, but no idea what it might be. software glitch? cable? any ideas?