Hi folks! Well... I made the mistake of getting a cheap ultraportable off ebay about six months ago. It has worked well so far but now the hard drive is about to quit. I have opened laptops before, prety many actually. normally I'm done in half an hour. But this machine is held together by a force I don't understand. I'm attaching a picture indicating where the mystery force appears to be. I realize I made a mistake getting Sony but its too late now. This has to last me through the next few months.