Just ordered a replacement HDD for my G4 PB 1.25ghz, which I dropped and then considered replacing with a new MB. Some of you called me nuts (in a nice way) for even thinking of putting a lot into fixing it, and as it turns out my cost may only be $100 plus some time. The tech at the Apple store confirmed today that the drive was dead, and said they'd charge at least $280 to fix it. He actually suggested I go to a third-party store (MAC in Berkeley) to get a bigger drive for the same money. I decided to DIY (DIM?) and ordered an 80GB 7200rpm Hitachi from OWC. "80GB?! You p****! Who uses such a small drive these days?!" Well, the dead 80GB drive was only about half full, so it'll be just fine. Plus, this way I limit my continued investment in a "multi-generation outdated laptop" - thank you Apple Corps ;-) I'm going to look for some tutorials on installing a drive in this vintage machine, but if anyone has links at hand I'd appreciate the tips. Thanks again to everyone who advised restraint on this thing!