Hi, i have a 2006 white macbook and a few days ago it shut down and refused to start up again. The best i can figure is that i got a panic kernel and it killed my HD. When i try to reset to factory conditions i get the cd in and get to select destination and nothing shows up. I'm wondering if there is anything i can do to get files off the crashed mac. I've heard of the firewire trick and am looking to find one to try. It still sounds like the drive spins and I hear clicking when it starts. I'm a complete newb with this so I've tried to be as detailed as possible. Thanks for the help i'll try anything !!