Long story short my powerbook has been damaged directly on the power outlet corner. I am unable to plug the power cord in and I was planning on getting a new macbook this month. So do I need to take out the hard drive (i'm ignorant at this!) or can I connect it to my mac mini somehow to get the files off. It is to beat up and since I am planning on buying a new one I don't see the need to send it off or have it repaired. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!