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If it's 7000 and it's the original drive, likely the buggers gone bad. I think some folks have tried them in their PCs to see if they could get them to format. Best to replace the thing.
Before that though, first carefully pull the cable from the rear of the drive. Not the whole PC board assembly which plugs into the HDD but only the ribbon cable itself from the socket on the small PC board. Then carefully reinsert the cable checking the depth of the fit and trying to power up with different stop points along the way. These ribbon cables/connectors are very touchy.
Have all that you want ... just want what you have.