i just thought about this the other day since i have my imac (came out just before the dv edition did) sitting downstairs and being of no use at all. i might be able to get a bigger hard drive for it since the 6gb one has some information that i'd like to store somewhere safe. however, my issue with installing a new hard drive is installing a system. the cd drive is apparently dead (and i've mentioned this on here before). it takes a cd, sits a few seconds, and then immediately spits it out. from what i've found, that means it's dead. i do have several laptop drives sitting around and i wondered if there was some way to get that to successfully work. i tried before with no success, and it is a little screwy since the micro-50 port is on the opposite side of the drive, but can i make it work? or is there some other way of forcing it to work? i was considering installing os 9 and then using xpostfacto to get 10.3 running.