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My Lacie 500GB desktop hard disk was bought half a year ago, it's broken now, however I never droped or damaged it, but now it just couldn't be identified by my computer, I have changed the USB 2.0 cable, and the problem is not with my computer either, the disk still doesn't work, what can I do? help!

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  • babysayno Nov 02, 2008

    Thanks! However I tried but still, nothing happened.



    The disk is an external, it got a power wire itself, but i'm sure the power is fine, there's no problem with the usb input either...

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    i have the same problem... computor show a usb has been attached but nowhere does it recognise that a lacie is attached... hmmmm.

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Change the wire and try testing it into another input.

also for clarification:

  • is the drive was connected internal or external?
  • did you got a power coming on your pc.?

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

  • micromaster
    micromaster Nov 02, 2008

    try a different cables. theres no way the drive will be damaged unless you stored it not properly/

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