Well, my 12" PB died, I'm fairly sure. It would boot up in console, so I took it to the Apple Store (I was going there anyway to buy an iMac). The Genius there told me after running a few tests that the directory was corrupt. I ran it in Target Disk Mode, and it failed every time. So then I decided to do an erase and install. That's where things got interesting. I put in the disk, turned it on, held down the "c" key, and got this: <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v302/ddcrandall/Picture1.jpg"> The last line of it reads "panic: We are hanging here..." The other lines are filled with computer jargon such as "no debugger configured - dumping debug information" and "proceeding back via exception chain" and "latest backtrace for cpu 0:." In the background, superimposed over the power button are the instructions "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button for several seconds or press the Restart button." I did this and got the same screen. I don't know what to do. And no, I don't have AppleCare, and I bought this two years ago. Thanks in advance.