So i was updating my 12" Powerbook 1.33mhz with the latest iTunes update and the hard drive starts clicking and the balloon keeps spinning. I shut down the laptop and reboot. Lots of clicking and just gray screen. Took it to the genius bar this morning and they said the hard drive is dead. I could have guessed this myself, but I went to see if I could extend my warranty. Unfortunately my Applecare ran out on Feb 2. Unbelievable! Predictably, no luck. My wife is so po'd at Apple as this the second drive failure in 3 months (other one was an iMac - which I think I can still get the data off of with Disk Warrior as I don't think it is a physical failure of the drive). These are the first 2 drive failures I had in 15+ years and they were both OEM Apple drives. I called Drivesavers to get a quote on data recovery because, of course, I was just about to backup my data but didn't get a chance to (boy have I learned my lesson - do not put off until tomorrow what you can do today). BOY is it expensive. Over $1,000! I really want the pictures off of it and the tax documents. Anyway, I asked the technician about putting the drive (or laptop) into the freezer. He said it probably wouldn't work for me, he said it would work in very limited circumstances. Only when the reading thingy gets fused to the disk and that my problem was that the reading thingy was moving and was hitting the disk. The disk failure was rather sudden. There was no indication (i.e. clicking noises before it died), it just died. Any opinions on if I should give the freezer thing a shot? Should I remove it from the laptop first? Thanks.