Well I rebuilt the Partitions and the Master Boot Record and it is still not working....
Windows now recognises that the drive is there and that it has 3 partitions, but it still can't talk to it so I can get at my data. Just tells me there is an I/O error when communicating with the device.
I reckon this means hardware death.
Looks like another £50-100 out the window for a replacement.
Anyone know a good company that specialise in data recovery from dead hard disks? I think we have some piccies in the shared docs folder on the dead drive that we really don't want to lose!