Long months ago my Lacie external drive 'died' by refusing to start spinning. It was just out of warranty - and I had some good old family photos on it which I didn't want to lose. So I spun it around like a frisbee, jerked the power cord in and out, and after like 30 minutes of monkeying around it started spinning again, allowing me to retreive the photos. After I turned it off, it didn't spin again. Occasionally when I remembered, I tried the same antics above. But the drive never spun again. Today I thought I'd try something more extreme. After all, for me the drive was just a paperweight. So I put it in the freezer for 2 hours. When I powered it up afterwards, it didn't work. So I took my hair-dryer and blasted it on full heat at the drive. It got really hot.. Powered up the drive, and it started spinning. I'm curious to know what's the deal here - what's wrong with this drive that a shock between very cold and very hot temperatures made it work again? When it works it does so smoothly. Barely audible, no clicking..