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HELP... My LaCie F.A. Porsche Hard Drive (259GB) was working fine till recently. Apparent the power was lost during vacation and I cannot get back into it. The front LED lights up but the computer doesn't recognize it as a drive. Submitted a ticket to LaCie about a week ago but no answer. I have very important data stored. :( Help Would Much Appreciated!!

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    Same here! My 150GB won't show up on the desktop on my Mac anymore--after years of working fine! The light comes on when I plug it in and it spins at a normal frequency
    but after a minute or two it just spins down and doesn't show up.
    It works on a PC now, which is weird because it's formatted for a Mac.

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Try to remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect it directly to the PC.
Another imporant thing - does it make any new sounds similar to any from this page: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?

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An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

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Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

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Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

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Then go to your external drive letter like f:
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Hello Wolf, Ive had the same problem with mine. There doesnt seem to be an explanation as to why it stopped working. Unfortunately It most likely means that it is broken.

However a useful tip i was givin is if you take the drive out of the casing and attach it directly to your computer (as the slave or master drive) it still doesnt load up then you know for sure that its had it. Otherwise it should load up fine then you just need to transfer the data and get a new drive.

Hope this helps. SM

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