It's only a flesh wound
Remember how in Day 31 I said my drives were dead - well it turns out they are only severely wounded. I managed to get most of my data off by using my notebook and other external bay (mind you I won't trust them any more neither =))
Not sure why but my notebook seems to be way more stable dealing with USB than my desktop - go figure.
Oh as for the smudges - this is the photo that showed the fewest, I really need to clean my screen =).