well… its kind of embarassing actually because it is a mistake of my own doing… i was tired and just got off work, i was going to watch some movies befor going to bed… i was doing a few things at once and made the mistake of plugging my laptop cable into the hdd instead of the regular cable. i caught this mistake after a few seconds and unplugged it. i then tried to plug the other cable in to see if it still worked… it did not poweron.. so i tore it appart to see if i could get it to work on another friends external case. because i hoped it was jsut the hdd shell that fried. but when i plugged it into my friends hdd case, the board on the hard drive started smoking, and it did not power up.