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I have a 1TB LaCie Extreme d2 which has decided not to mount anymore, the drive spins up when the firewire 800 or 400 is connected, but that's it. It doesn't appear in the profiler either.

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  • kel3354 Oct 24, 2008

    The problem still exists, I'm using a mac running OS X 10.5.5

  • kel3354 Oct 24, 2008

    There is no driver needed for OS X

  • kel3354 Oct 24, 2008

    I've already tried it with my MacBook Pro with the same result

  • kel3354 Oct 24, 2008

    I'm the only user on the system

  • kel3354 Oct 24, 2008

    It's not mounting using USB 2 either

  • kel3354 Oct 24, 2008

    The drive does not appear in the disc utilities

  • kel3354 Oct 24, 2008

    I'm going to try the power supply answer to my question.
    Many thanks

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1. Make sure to copy any files on your hard disk to another location because reformatting will erase them.
2. Click on your computer hard disk’s icon. Select Applications ? Utilities ? Disk Utility.
3. In the left hand column, click on the drive icon for the LaCie Disk (or the name of your external drive). Make sure you click on the first icon, not the second level volume icon.
4. Select the Partition tab.
5. Select the format type from the Format drop-down menu.
* Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (recommended) or Mac OS Extended.
6. Click on the Options button.
7. Select the type of partition you want to use:
* GUID Partition Table - for bootability on Intel-based Macs
* Apple Partition Map - for bootability on PowerPC-based Macs
8. Click OK.
9. Click the Partition button.

more using this
http://www.lacie.com/download/qig/bigdiskextremeplus_esata.pdf

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Try to plug the device in a Active USB hub..

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First try in another Mac System if possible. If it works then its a problem its a problem with your FW800 port or the OS/drivers.

try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers and also update the firmaware.

Link which will be of help ;

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5780373

Thanks.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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    Indrajit Roy Oct 24, 2008

    I believe the issue is the plug into the drive from the power supply. Please check pin voltages on the old power supplies.Order additional d2 power supplies, one for production and one to have a spare on hand.



    Thanks

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You need to install its driver....

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Do the same procedure in safe mode and then try.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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  • ready2helpu Oct 24, 2008

    also uninstall the old drivers and then reinstall it again and then try.

  • ready2helpu Oct 24, 2008

    this is what you have to do



    Go to Finder > Preferences > General and make sure that there is a check mark (not a dash) in Show these items on the Desktop. Do the same in Sidebar. The LaCie drive should reappear.

    The origin of the problem may be related to the known issue where Tiger unmounts FireWire drives if you are using fast user switching and one user logs out.

    thanks.

  • ready2helpu Oct 24, 2008

    sometimes changing the power cord also helps.try it.

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Hmm..can you tell u s about the pc xp or vista..and all connections checked, yes?


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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 24, 2008

    i suspect a firewire driver corruption issue here..

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 24, 2008

    thanks for the mac information..ok..just did one of these the other day..can you shut down the laCie, power wise, and then try another appletalk usb port with that cable..

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 24, 2008

    pardon me..it is firewire..

    well..there is only one of those..methinks..so it is a driver issue..unless the drive it self tanked.


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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 24, 2008

    well..then with no driver, and no signal..the evident conclusion is that the drive tanked..hope you have the data backed up..




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