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Lacie not working

My light was flickering on my lacie. And then when I plugged everything back in correctly, I am getting nothing. No light. The usb is plugged in and both plug ins seem ok?

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Before going crazy REPLACE THE POWER CORD AND THE CRAPPY CHINESE TRANSFORMER!!!

I could not believe it - I took the drive at the office, plugged it to a different computer using the power cord from another lacie drive and it just worked! Perfectly! For a good four hours, more than enough to transfer all the files on other drives!!!

What sounds like a joke now is the PORSCHE DESIGN label - porsche my foot sir! And this comes from a designer!!!

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Does your drive make any unusual sounds like any of these: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?
If yes then you got a problem - it's something mechanical with the heads.
If it sounds normal or doesn't spin up at all - try to connect it to another computer and if still no go - remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect directly to PC via SATA port.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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

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There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.

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