Well it had to happen........ Whilst working on some music in Propellerheads Reason, it had been 10 minutes since I last saved and then the sound began to stutter like a machine gun as Terminal text rolled down the screen announcing a very hard crash. A reboot confirmed my track hadn't auto-saved and within minutes it was crashing again. So, after a hour of trying a service disk, trying to get into Open Firmware, removing RAM sticks one by one, disconnecting the hard drive etc I concluded it's the motherboard at fault and/or the CPU or power supply, and therefore not economical to remedy. So, after removing everything that's transferable, I emptied the case with a view to using it for something - the case is just to classy to be discarded. I have no reason to complain - the MDD came with 2GB RAM and 2 hard drives and only cost me £10 and it's function as a music computer has immediately been taken over by my spare Dual G5. I only mention this, as in all the years I've been using Macs (must be 50 plus since 2000) this is the first one that's gone down and failed. I've had glitches here and there but nothing beyond an easy fix - so, this stands as a testament to the robustness of these machines.