So i have no problem hardware wise when it comes to replacing a macbook hdd. However, i'm helping a friend change hers, and her hdd is now "dead" so i told her i'd try to help her recover some of her data. I was planning on putting the hdd in the fridge for a little while then trying it out again. And maybe just backing it up using time machine to my external hdd. However, if i can't get it to work for that long/can't even get it to boot up, are there any other options to recover the data from the old hdd? And how would i get it on to the new one. Also, while i'm pretty sure this wont work, she was asking me if she can use her restore disks that came with her macbook originally on the new hard drive? I'm thinking she'll have to buy a new license of snow leopard, correct? Thanks for all the help guys!