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Help Situation: The firewire cable accidentally got unplugged while FCP 5.1 was open, and my drive is no longer mounting on the desktop. I am fairly certain the firewire ports are still functioning on my lacie drive, as OS X Disk Utility still recognizes my drive. I am using Disk Warrior 3.0 to try to restore the Lacie, but i'm having problems getting Disk Warrior to recognize my lacie. OS X Disk Utility recognizes my lacie drive but says Mount Point: Not mounted When I try to verify and repair using OS X Disk Utility, i get an error message saying "Phase 1-Read FAT Unable to read FAT (Input/output error) Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit 1 non HFS volume checked 1 volume could not be repaired because of an error" I tried using Disk Warrior 3.0 but it doesn't recognize my lacie drive when it scans. What can I do to get Disk Warrior to recognize my lacie? My goal is to try to repair my lacie drive using Disk Warrior 3.0-how can I get Disk Warrior to recognize my lacie drive when it's not mounting but is obviously there? I am running Tiger 10.4.8, PowerPC G4 1.67 Ghx with 2 GB DDR SDRAM. Editing using FCP 5.1 Are there any possible solutions I am overlooking other than bringing my lacie into a local hardware dealership or downloading DW 4.0? I am desperate any help would be appreciated! Regards, jimmy wang

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Take it in, controller may have malf'ed when it got unplugged, been known to happen.

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- Open the disk utility application found in the applications folder, then open the utilities folder

- See if it detects the LaCie drive by looking on the right hand side where it lists all the available drives including your optical drive

- If it is just greyed out you might only need to re-format the drive or possibly repair the disk.

- If it does not appear in this list the drive has most likely failed and is not economically repairable

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My hard drive doesn't show up when I plug it into my MacBook Pro - I used to use it for Time Machine but now it won't even come up on my desktop. How can I fix it?

The first thing to do would be to check that the usb cable or firewire cable (depending on which you are using) is functioning. Also check that the usb or firewire port is functional. This will rule out as to whether the disk or the cable and ports are at fault. The other thing you can do is go to the applications folder and then into the utilities folder and open up disk utility. In the left hand column if your disk is showing up single click on it and then in the top left of the disk utility window click on mount. Then at the bottom right hand corner of the disk utility window click on repair disk this will verify and then repair the disk. Hope this helps.

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Drive not working/ not showing on desktop/ green light showing on powerpack but light blinking amber / yellow on the hard drive

Do you hear a clicking sound while the HD (hard drive) is ON? If not, here's what you need to do:

1. Try to connect the HD into different USB ports of your computer. Or might as well, try different computer.

2. If you're using USB cable to connect the HD to the computer, try different cable. If it has a FireWire connection, then try FireWire.

3. If same problem occur, check the Disk Management of your computer while the HD is connected. To check the Disk Management, here's how:

- Right click "My Computer" (for XP) or right-click the "Computer" icon (for Vista or Win 7).
- Go to"Manage", then select "Disk Management".
- List down all the drive letters that you will see. Include the "Unallocated" disk space on the list(if there is), then unplug the HD from the computer.

* If there's a drive letter that disappears, then it's your HD. You may reconnect the HD to the computer > right-click on the HD's drive letter > change drive letter. Try to set the drive letter of the HD in drive X: or V:.

* If the drive letters remained the same, though you disconnect your HD, then, it means that the HD is no longer detected by the computer.

* If the HD appears to be "unallocated", then you need to reformat it.

*** However, if you're hearing a clicking sound, I'm sorry to inform you that the HD is no longer working. That clicking sound is also called the "click of death".

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Running a lacie hard drive with mac mini - after 2 years will not show up on desktop or in utility disk window


There are several possible reasons for this.

The most common is a short or failure in the Lacie enclosure caused by mixing up power/AC adapters. If your two Lacie drives are different models and you accidentally used the wrong adapter you may have damaged the circuitry.

The second possiblilty is that your power adapter or USB/Firewire cables could be damaged. Try switching USB/Firewire Cables First. If this fails to work then check if you have a smae sized adapter with the exact same Output Voltage and Amps on both adapters. Only if they are identical try switching adpaters from the working unit. If they are not proceed to the below solution.

Finally if the unit was dropped, bumped or unplugged while it was running it is quite possible that you may have damaged either the drive or the file structure on it, either of which would cause it to stop showing up.


Try the cable swaps if able, if they work, replace the USB cable or replace the entire enclosure if the power adapter is the issue.

If neither works then you have either a failed hard drive or failed enclosure. Go to your local PC store (not a big box and yes PC, they tend to have more experience and parts to work with in this type of situation), have the techs there remove the drive from the Lacie enclosure and place it in a new enclosure for testing. They may not be able to see your files but they will be able to tell if the drive is working. If it is, buy the enclosure, then connect the drive back to your Mac. If it works you're done.

If the drive works but the Mac still doesn't recognize it(doesn't show up on the screen), then comment back and I will get you the link to a program you can use to retrieve the lost files.

If the drive simply fails to show up at the store in the new enclosure you will need the help of a pro to recover any important files. If that is the case reply with your location, Country, State and City and I will recomend an appropriate facility for you.

Hope this helps FixYa,


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HI. So I had this problem twice with the same hard drive. I didn't have the money to replace the hard drive the first time, but this time I did, so my ultimate solution to offer is to purchase a different HD and migrate the data from the current one.
How did I get the drive to turn back on so I could get the data migrated to the new HD? Persistence! I kept disconnecting and reconnecting the drive, making sure to shut the drive down by pressing the blue button on the front until the drive powered down. I disconnected, waited for some time (between ten and 20 minutes) Then I reconnected the FireWire cable first, and the power cable second, waited for it to mount - and eventually...
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Hi Jesse. Have you tried, or can you try the drive on another computer ? That's a good way to check if the drive itself is getting defective. I'd try that one first ! It could be also the firewire cable, have you tried another one ? Else, it could be the hard drive in the lacie inclosure that's getting weak (you might wanna backup your data if you ever get it to be recognized, if there's anything that's important on it), or the lacie enclosure's firewire controller that's doing freegames. I've seen such problems more than often, and if nothing has changed in your setup since it was working, i'm betting on the failed drive. They aren't that reliable as we know. Hope that helps a bit. Thanks! cheebster.

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Iomega which is now a thing of the past were renowned for their fragility It may well have died

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