Hi, guys! Hope you can help me with this problem. I've got an external hard drive that has served me well for three years or so. But suddenly, today, it did not show up when attached to my MBP. On this drive, I keep audio files from the audio software Pro Tools. The drive is backed up. Specifications: MacBook Pro 2,53 GHz i5 OS X 10.6.8 External HDD: Maxtor One Touch III 500 GB (FireWire 800, 400, USB. I've used FW800). When I turn the disc on, it spins up (with just the usual spinning noise, no sounds indicating failure), and after a few seconds the LED light starts to blink in a relatively fast pace). It does not show up on the desktop, nor in disc utilities. I have tried the following: · Restarting both computer and HDD (and leaving them off at least some 20 sec) · Resetting PRAM/NVRAM on the computer · Using USB connection instead of FW (with a USB cable I know is working) ·*Using a different computer (MacBook, with only USB. Did not show up there either) ...and a few other things. I do not have a windows PC available, nor do I have another FW cable.. Suggestions?