Unbelieveable. I had tried the Crucial procedure that you linked to about 5 times over the past 3 days. I called to request an RMA and while I was on hold I was cruising the forums and saw your post. I ended up plugging in just the power for 10 minutes (maybe less), then plugging in the SATA cable, and rebooting. Boom, the drive pops up. I disconnected it and put it back in my laptop and it booted right up. Thanks so much for this procedure. We should all try to get a mod's attention on this post so they can update their procedures.
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