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LaCie d2 Quadra 500 GB HD dropped, now makes strange chime/alarm

It was dropped and makes a weird chime noise that almost sounds like it trying to spin or something and cant. After several minutes of beeping the blue light begins to flash quickly and doesnt stop. The drive does not mount to my computer. Hope you can help.

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  • futurestars0 Nov 26, 2008

    HD not dropped, but makes a similar sound, though more like a buzz at even intervals. Blue light stays solid, but can't hear the disc turning. Tried a second power supply with no change. Drive is approx. 6 months old and does not have alot of time on it.

  • wilks273 Feb 26, 2009

    i was trying to get pictures from my dad's lacie. i got up and took the laptop with me, forgeting the lacie was plugged in. it feel on the ground. my dad is very upset and so am i. i feel awful. to start with there was my family's entire picture album on there, and there's also all my dads work documents on top of that. he doesn't know what to do, i don't know what to do, and right about now i am feeling like this is the worst thing i could have ever mistakingly commited. is there anyway i can save the lacie, or get the data back somehow?

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Modern hard drive motors can easily become seized after an impact. The only DIY solution I am aware of is the use of a heat gun over the back of the drive motor. The build up of heat within the motor is sometimes enough to free it.

If the drive was running the problem may be due to a phenomenon known as "sticktion" where the drive head is actually stuck to the disc surface. If this is true then you need a data recovery company.

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