Ok, despite the search being disabled, I found these two threads with some interesting leads. http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=325926 http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=324079 At this point I think I'm going to freeze the drive, and then try booting to some kind of data recovery app. Suggestions on exactly how to do this, and what apps to use? Now, I'm also very mechanically inclined, and would have no problem breaking this thing open and playing with all the little bits. If anyone can tell me any advanced ways of getting that disk out, or fixing the arm, or the motor, please post it. I keep reading about 'clean room' procedures, but no specifics. What exactly do they do in a clean room? Break open the drive and transfer the disks? While I could afford data recovery, I just don't see it as a financial option for me. Help me pull off a miracle here guys. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!