MY harddrive ihas failed. at the start up thers a folder blinking where the apple logo. and the drive dosent appear in disk utilitys. But is there anything i should try before going to apple? I have a Intel Imac aleminum is it poossible that i can replace my hardrive myself? im just wondering what i need of equipment is needed to replace it i bought it about 2 years ago. Would really like to do it myself since i need it very bad! And it akes about 2 weeks to replace it at apples and pretty expensive. Not sure if it goes on the warrent i dont have apple protection plan.