So my eMac doesn't boot anymore. I can turn the computer on, but I get the gray apple logo onscreen and it stays there. This happened a week or so ago, but I popped in the restore disk, wiped the HDD and started fresh. It worked fine for a few weeks but then suddenly locked up one day. When I restarted it I'm getting the gray apple I noted above. My hypothesis is that it's the hard drive failing. The computer is five years old, after all, so it wouldn't surprising if it started to fail on me. The problem is the complexity of the eMac case. I managed to (obviously) install RAM fine and I upgraded the Superdrive to a Dual-Layer model with ease, but looking at service manuals the hard drive is more or less the most difficult thing to get to in the machine. Thus, I was wondering if there are any take-apart VIDEOS online that would be easier to follow than a picture-by-picture service manual. Alternatively, any suggestions on what I could do maintenance-wise on the current hard drive to try to give it the defibrillator and bring it back to life? I've got Techtool Pro, and it passed all the tests with flying colors. (From what I can tell.) It's not a huge deal if I lose the thing completely, but in five years this is the first bit of trouble I've ever had with the thing, and I'd be sad to see it go. Thoughts?