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Please offer advice if you can.my job is seriously on the line. My Lacie D2 external hard drive power failed today while in use on a Mac using pro-tools music software I foolishly had not backed up some very important recordings before it died on me. The power cable has a Green LED on constantly when its not plugged into the drive, however when i plug it back in it dims in brightness and flashes on and off so i dont think it is the power supply. The drive will not switch back on.Is this easily and cheaply repaired or can I sowehow swap the drive into another identical model.Please please has anyone any expierrince with this.

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You don't mention if there is any clicking coming from the drive - so I'll suggest this...

Crack open the enclosure and remove the drive (this will void your warranty,) find matching I/O and PWR cables and just connect the drive to your Mac. If you hear clicking - then your dive is mucked up. If you can READ from the drive, the enclosure has an issue and should be addressed to the manufacturer for replacement.

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