I was repairing (trying to) my daughters laptop the other day, and accidently destroyed the HD. 80Gig. Just a thought, what is the price of a HD for laptop's? She is getting a new one for Christmas, but I might tinker around with the old one if I can get a cheap HD.
They have got cheaper. Last one I got, I picked up on a Dumpiy site floor a Hitachi 20Gb took it home just to check it all is info was still on the drive, I wiped the drive and just fitted it into a Toshiba Satellite 4100 that was given to me as the Hard drive was blown, it was only a 6.4gb so this is over three times as big. But I need extra ram in it as it's only got 64meg and will only take another 64 Max 192