I have an oldish (nearly 3 yrs old) 200gb external hard drive that has over 130gb of music on it. Unfortunately, I lent it to a cousin who wanted some songs and he dropped it. When I got it back, it was slightly cosmetically damaged but it worked. After a few weeks, it began cutting off sporadically. It'd be in the middle of a song and then the song would just suddenly stop. The drive was still spinning but it lost the signal on the computer so it appeared as if it had been disconnected. If I turned the HD off and back on, it'd work fine... until the next time it decided to stop. Turning if off and on always solved the problem though. Now, on Friday I took it back over to my cousins as we were having a few drinks and needed some music. It worked fine for a few minutes and then cut off. This time it wouldn't switch back on regardless of what I did. I've tried it at home and I'm having the same problem. The computer still makes that sound when u connect a device, but the drive just doesn't come up. If I go to the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the systems tray, the device comes up but without the drive letter ie. Safely Remove Prolific PL3507 Device (1394 ATAPI_Rev 1.00) IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device. Now I'm sure the drive isn't corrupt, it just won't appear on my computer. Could anyone tell me what could be wrong?