Question One My primary iBook (G4 800, about 15 months old) was diagnosed with a failing harddrive by the Geniuses at the Tampa store today. The told me that there's nothing I did to cause it, that certain manufacturing flaws can basically just doom a drive to failure. Nonetheless, I wonder: could bad RAM cause a harddrive to fail? My RAM was purchased from a very reputable compny and I've seen no indications that it's bad, but I still fear that I'm somehow responsible for the death of my Mac. Is there any way to tell whether a stick of RAM is good or bad (diagnostics, cl utilities, etc)? Question Two My secondary iBook (G3 366 - Indigo) is now my main machine for the next 7-10 days. When I attempted to restore some of my data off my external FW drive, the drive didn't light up and it didn't mount on my desktop. Is it possible for a FW port on a computer to go bad? What would cause that? Can anything be done to fix it?