Hi All, I'm a student in South Africa, and when I was in the UK visiting fam, I bought one of these Sony Nec Optiarc drives, model AD-7173s.. When I got back to SA a few days after my purchase, I stuck in the drive, and started windows (vista) all was well... everything working perfectly. Then I went on the manufacturer website and got the latest firmware update, and updated the drive... Once that was done, I was busy messing in the pc box and accidentally removed the power cable to the sata drive.... Now... whenever I start the pc all I hear is ticking noises like the drive is trying to access something, even when there is no disc inside. Vista still recognises the drive and installs the drivers (I had to reinstall vista for other issues) but I can't read anything from the drive anymore. I have never actually used the drive yet... any ideas on how I can fix it or is it dead Thanks a lot!