Hello everyone, I have a 2009 13" MacBook Pro, and it is fully backed up on my Time Capsule. After years of stable performance, the hard drive suddenly seems to have died. I get a flashing question mark folder when I start up, and booting from the OS 10.6 disk to use the utilities doesn't get me anywhere. Neither the Restore From Time Machine Backup utility nor the Disk Utility an find the hard drive at all, much less try to fix it. I also cannot proceed through the process to reinstall the OS because it cannot locate a drive to install to. So this leads me to believe the hard drive has died. Am I correct? If I am, what are the opinions on installing a new hard drive vs. buying a whole new (used) laptop? I'm fine buying a <$100 drive if it will get me another year or two out of the machine. Thanks for your opinions!