Computer repairs not for the faint of heart

My PowerBook 80GB drive died the other day. Luckily, I was able to pull off all my stuff (I think) before it really stopped working.

I looked on the internet for some good tips on how to open up the powerbook. Both xlr8yourmac and ifixit don’t quite get it right. I want to find the guy (or girl) at Apple who designed the tabs above the optical drive and punch them in the mouth. Figuratively, of course. It is so much harder than they say in the guide – and when it finally came apart, I think I now know how to do it. But it can’t be explained. So if you think I’ll be able to tell you, forget it. If your 15” PowerBook Aluminum 1.0 to 1.5GHz with Bluetooth 1.1 hard drive dies, you are going to have to enter this rite of passage on your own. Or hire a professional. Sorry.