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Lacie 250gb designed by porshe: how to open

Hi my hd is clicking, i would like to change it buthave no clue how to open the box designed by porshe
thanks for any help

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  • cftrading1 Sep 25, 2008

    je suis desolé mais je comprends mal, est il possible de le repeter en francais ? peut etre un petit shema pour localiser les vis aiderait grandement

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First, sorry for my English, because i'm french quebecer.In The down side, you have (inside of the box) 6 PLASTIC pins to retain the cover. Don't forget it, you can slip the cover BY SIDE AND IN THE SAME TIME, at the each side, the pin is not at the same place.In the SIDE OF THE LIGHT, The FIRST pin is at 1 inch of the front side the NEXT ONE IS AT 2.5 INCH OF THE FRONT and the last one is 5 inch of the front. Put 3 smalls screwdrivers at these place and push them delecately in the outside direction. That's it . 

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Inside the LaCie D2 250GB (300770) external harddrive's case, is a 250GB IDE (PATA) harddrive that is 3.5 inches across in width.

A desktop computer sized harddrive. (May be a Western Digital WD25000JB)

The harddrive plugs into a small circuit board, (Bridge board), and the circuit board has a USB port on it.

Using this Western Digital Passport for an example,

http://www.xbitlabs.com/misc/picture/?src=/images/storage/wd-passport-250gb/p3.jpg&1=1

Scroll down to the second photo, and left-click on it. The case of the external harddrive is shown open.
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The second photo down on this page, shows you the small interface circuit board, that the harddrive plugs into, with the aluminum tape removed.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/wd-passport-250gb_2.html

(Another design has wires coming from the small circuit board, to an interface the harddrive plugs into )

It is this small circuit board that goes bad in a LaCie. QUITE common.

Solution?

Simple.
1) Obtain a 3.5 inch IDE external enclosure
2) Remove the 3.5 IDE harddrive from the LaCie's case.
3) Install the harddrive out of the LaCie into the external 3.5 IDE enclosure.

An example of a 3.5 IDE (PATA) external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1733195&CatId=2779

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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joecoolvette

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The power failure could have damage some stored data about your External Hard Drive in your Imac. That's why, you have to reinstall it. Send us your e-mail comments for us.

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Then go to start emnu then type in run 'cmd"

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