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My cord that attaches to the computer to the lacie drive is loose and will not fire up. I need all the data that is on this drive and need to know how i can get this looked at or fixed. i appreciate your help, as soon as possible as all of my data is on this and I cannot work until i can retrieve my information. Thank you very much. Eileen

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Buy a new cord for it at radio shack or tigerdirect.com

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Building computer from scratch need to know where cords connect


Not a problem hicksdusty3

Post the motherboard manufacturer name, and model number.

In the meantime here is a Generic guide, (Which I despise posting),

Power cables;

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html

IDE (PATA) data cable information,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

SATA data cable information,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_Data_Cable.jpg

The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel.

The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.
Known by many names, and abbreviations.

I CANNOT give you the Front Panel pinout, without knowing what Exact motherboard we are dealing with here.

Can't tell you where to attach what cable to where, on the motherboard, or any peripherals.
(Harddrive/Optical Drive {CD/DVD drive)

I also need to know if the Harddrive is an IDE (PATA) unit, or a SATA unit.
Same with the optical drive/s.

Post back in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

Mar 01, 2013 | HP PC Desktops

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Will the hard-drive from PACKARD-BELL IMEDIA X2414 go into DELL GX150LINUX


Yes if the data connections are compatible. SATA data interface and SATA power connector, it's a thin black connector.

It is not reccommend to switch drives across operating systems unless you are abolutely sure that you know how to access the drive without damaging/erasing the information that is currently on the drive.

The current Windows hard drive will not boot in a different pc system.

I would suggest getting the orginal pc working again, it may be a simple case of loose connection/contacts. Unless you had a friend that would be willing to help, by attaching your hard drive to his pc as a slave and then copying your data to DVD's.

See my published guide entitled: My Computer is not turning on!!! Is it dead!!! No POST!!!

Take care!
damnor01

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I have a dell dimension 3000 series desktop and when I turn it on it does not get passed POST and tells me the following: primary drive 0 not found primary drive 1 not found gives me the option of F1...


This normally means that the Hard Drive is not recognized, and most likely can be attributed through a crashed hard drive. If it's not POSTing, then I think you need to look for loose cords/cables as well. That can cause the hard drive to not be recognized.

Jul 07, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How do I get the hard drive out


1 Unplug the computer. As a safety precaution the hard drive removal should not be attempted while the computer is still plugged into the house current.
2 Pull the cover off the computer. This should be as simple as removing a few screws and sliding off the cover. If the process seems more involved that this, then consult your owner’s manual for the computer.
3
Locate the hard drive.The hard drive usually comes in the shape of a black-plastic rectangular box enclosed in a metal casing. It is linked to other components by a unique connecting device that is easily recognizable. This device is a long plastic ribbon-like cord that has a long interlocking and connecting device attached to it.
4 Remove the metal housing. This should be as simple as removing a few screws.
5
Disconnect the hard drive. All you have to do is pull the interlocking end of the lock ribbon cord until it coves free. This should not require an extraordinary amount of strength. It is similar to pulling an electrical cord from a wall socket.
Read more: How to Take a Hard Drive Out of a Computer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4450021_take-hard-drive-out-computer.html#ixzz0qvQCfJhS
  • Step 6 Unscrew anything that is still holding the hard drive in place and then pull the hard drive unit out of the computer. Now you can externally hook the hard drive to another computer to double check the data base. For this you will need an external holder, which you can purchase for $25 to $50 at your local computer store. Or you can add the hard drive unit to the inside of another computer tower.

  • Read more: How to Take a Hard Drive Out of a Computer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4450021_take-hard-drive-out-computer.html#ixzz0qvQ9MXYe
  • Step 5 Disconnect the hard drive. All you have to do is pull the interlocking end of the lock ribbon cord until it coves free. This should not require an extraordinary amount of strength. It is similar to pulling an electrical cord from a wall socket.

  • Read more: How to Take a Hard Drive Out of a Computer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4450021_take-hard-drive-out-computer.html#ixzz0qvQ5WTOQ
  • Step 4 Remove the metal housing. This should be as simple as removing a few screws.
  • Step 5 Disconnect the hard drive. All you have to do is pull the interlocking end of the lock ribbon cord until it coves free. This should not require an extraordinary amount of strength. It is similar to pulling an electrical cord from a wall socket.

  • Read more: How to Take a Hard Drive Out of a Computer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4450021_take-hard-drive-out-computer.html#ixzz0qvQ1AnQp
  • Step 3 Locate the hard drive.The hard drive usually comes in the shape of a black-plastic rectangular box enclosed in a metal casing. It is linked to other components by a unique connecting device that is easily recognizable. This device is a long plastic ribbon-like cord that has a long interlocking and connecting device attached to it.
  • Step 4 Remove the metal housing. This should be as simple as removing a few screws.
  • Step 5 Disconnect the hard drive. All you have to do is pull the interlocking end of the lock ribbon cord until it coves free. This should not require an extraordinary amount of strength. It is similar to pulling an electrical cord from a wall socket.
  • Step 6 Unscrew anything that is still holding the hard drive in place and then pull the hard drive unit out of the computer. Now you can externally hook the hard drive to another computer to double check the data base. For this you will need an external holder, which you can purchase for $25 to $50 at your local computer store. Or you can add the hard drive unit to the inside of another computer tower.

  • Read more: How to Take a Hard Drive Out of a Computer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4450021_take-hard-drive-out-computer.html#ixzz0qvPuIEwv
  • Step 2 Pull the cover off the computer. This should be as simple as removing a few screws and sliding off the cover. If the process seems more involved that this, then consult your owner’s manual for the computer.
  • Step 3 Locate the hard drive.The hard drive usually comes in the shape of a black-plastic rectangular box enclosed in a metal casing. It is linked to other components by a unique connecting device that is easily recognizable. This device is a long plastic ribbon-like cord that has a long interlocking and connecting device attached to it.
  • Step 4 Remove the metal housing. This should be as simple as removing a few screws.
  • Step 5 Disconnect the hard drive. All you have to do is pull the interlocking end of the lock ribbon cord until it coves free. This should not require an extraordinary amount of strength. It is similar to pulling an electrical cord from a wall socket.
  • Step 6 Unscrew anything that is still holding the hard drive in place and then pull the hard drive unit out of the computer. Now you can externally hook the hard drive to another computer to double check the data base. For this you will need an external holder, which you can purchase for $25 to $50 at your local computer store. Or you can add the hard drive unit to the inside of another computer tower.

  • Read more: How to Take a Hard Drive Out of a Computer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4450021_take-hard-drive-out-computer.html#ixzz0qvPnVKmo

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    How do you install a hard drive to a dell optiplex sx270


    This computer only has one space for a 2.5" hard drive (IDE ATA100). Unplug all external cords from the computer (including the power cord) and press the power button (this grounds the system board). Remove the mounting plate and cable cover if these are attached. Place the unit on its side with the back connectors towards you (power supply to the left) and slide the release button towards the right. The hard drive door should open. Ground yourself by touching unpainted metal on the case. Rotate the door up and remove the data cable from the drive (carefully). Raise the release tab (on the opposite side from the data cable) and pull the drive up and away from the door. If you need to, remove the sled from the old hard drive (4 screws, 2 on each side) and attach the sled to the new drive. (If the new drive came with a sled, skip this step.) Slide the new drive onto the drive door. Attach the data cable carefully to avoid bending the pins (just the ribbon section is used, the other 4 pins are left bare). Slide the drive into the drive bay and lower the door to lock it into place. Replace the cord cover and mounting plate if in use and connect all of the external cables. Plug the network cable into the wall jack, router, or modem before connecting it to the computer. Follow the directions that came with the drive for any software installation. Reboot the computer, partition and logically format the hard drive. See the OS documentation for this step. Test the hard drive by running the Dell Diagnostics, http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opsx270/en/ug/adtshoot.htm#1172888 . Install the OS for your system.

    If the chassis alert comes on at the next reboot, reset it (contact IT if there is a password on the BIOS).

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    How to correct connection problem for two LaCie Desktop Hard Driv


    Here is the support website for the LACIE products.  As far as I knowthis site simply answers questions. Sounds like the hard drives are bad to me. 
    http://www.lacie.com/support/

    Jan 07, 2009 | LaCie PC Desktops

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    My LaCIe external hard drive will not open - I get a message saying that the disc is not ready and there may be a drawer open as though it is a DVD ROM - I have tried it on 3 diff computers and the message...


    I am not really sure where to start here because I am a little confused about your setup here. It seems you made a great choice to keep Windows and your data on separate drives. Your primary hard drive is a really fast SATA Raptor drive, which is great, but I would never use an external hard drive for general everyday data storage. Many will probably disagree with what I have to say, but external hard drives should really be used only for temporary backup. I would never suggest using an external hard drive as your only copy of your data or for regular everyday use. There are several reasons for this:
    1. External Hard drives are generally slower than Internal Drives.
    2. Many of them come preformatted with Fat32, so you are limited to files no larger then 4gig.
    3. They are more likely to fail because they are normally subjected to a greater likelihood of accidental bumping or dropping.
    4. Many external drive enclosures are not properly cooled for continuous usage and thus lead to premature failure.
    5. You often have no idea what brand of hard drive is actually inside the enclosure.

    Don’t get me wrong, external hard drives are wonderful and I use them all the time. I have three LaCie 160 gig drives myself that I use all the time for temporary backup, but I rotate them so that I have 3 consecutive backups and would never use them (not just Lacie but any external drive) as my only backup or as a primary data drive. And yes, I have had to replace a few of them due to failure.

    So to address your specific questions:

    What went wrong?
    1. Bad Cable - Well it is probably unlikely, but I would first try another USB cable just to make sure the cable is not damaged.
    2. Power Supply - Try another power supply if you have or can borrow one.
    3. Controller Failed – The Controller inside the Lacie has failed.
    4. Drive Failure – The Hard Disk inside the Lacie has failed. Drives typically have an average 5 year lifespan, some last longer and some can fail much sooner. Unfortunately, you rarely have any warning, thus the need for backups.

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    I plugged a Lacie hard drive into my mac book pro and the light on the hard drive and on the power cord was flashing on and off but the hard drive icon would not show on my computer. i unplugged it and...


    if your PC still works sounds like the circiut board in the hard drive enclosure may have fried.you can take apart the external hard drive enclosure and install the hard drive into the PC and use as a second hard drive( but be sure to jumper the slave pins on the second drive).Your PC should recognize the second drive and then you can click on my computer and the dbl click the second drive and see if your data is there.

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    Clicking sound from lacie hard drive can i fix it.... I know the drive is dying or dead, i just want to be able to save as much data as possible


    you're right, the hard drive is dying, you need to get an external hard drive and dump the entire contents onto it, or if you have another pc, you can network them and dump the files onto the other pc. ( personally, I recommend the former, you can now get external hard drives from 250 to 500 Gb quite cheaply )

    Jan 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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