I knew it was only a matter of time. My worst nightmare. About 30-40 minutes ago, my Powerbook just locked up completely and there was the dreaded clicking. It has been giving me stink for a few weeks now. I tried restarting but it was just stuck on the grey screen with no sign of life. So now, thankfully, I'm booted on my LaCie drive and right enough the smart status for the internal is "failing". It's very reassuring having a bootable back up! I take it there is not much I can do apart from just replace the drive? What do you guys recommend as a replacement? Preferably, I'd like to order from the UK but I'm not sure where or which manufacture (Not Toshiba again ) I must say, apart from the ill computer I'm enjoying the learning experience.