Suffering terribly from jet-lag I woke up at 4:30 AM and decided I had better copy all my trip photos from my portable hard drive to my PC. Of course, to my horror, the PC showed NO DISK in portable hard drive. I rebooted both devices repeatedly to no avail. Before committing suicide, I decided to try one last effort. Thinking perhaps that the vibration of the trip had loosened the disk connector - or rather hoping it had - I took apart the case of the PHD, took out the internal drive and reseated it - AND IT READ. It is now copying file 1280 of 2865 raw files to my PC. I amweak from the experience - but relieved that I have actually taken the thing apart. Now I will look for additional hard drive for portable so I can actually have redundant backup on any trip. As a side note, due to horrible weather in Chicago, my trip back from SEA turned from 26 hour marathon into 44 hour torture. Hope to start posting images soon.