This problem may seem obvious because unlike anyone here it seems, my HD is the only one that fell. I had it on top of my tower and a cord was pulled accidentally and it fell off the tower. the tower is only about 1-1.5 feet of the ground. Despite my realization that it may just be broken and thats it, the light still turns on and i still get that little sound it makes when the computer acknoledges its turned on. however the computer doesnt recognize its there as a drive. nothing shows up. I also have to admit the sound it makes is a little more aggravated than a low hum like it used to be. i thought maybe its ust the firewire it uses? let me hear your thoughts.
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Re: lacie ext HD 500gb turns on but doesnt read
If the spinning sound is not clean anymore there is damage to the hard drive and I doubt it will be easy to get the data out. If the drive still shows up in the disk management you can try to access it with a tool like ddrescue and then run photorec on the created image. If you want somebody else to do it for
you there is Data Recovery NYC. Also there is good informaation on hard drive repairs on hddguru.com.
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Hi, it´s my first time on this topic, but I´d recommend reinstalling it´s drivers, it sounds like it´s stuck there. Or just to be sure it is working ok, the both connections, esata and usb. If any of them work it´s ok. If not, come back, we´ll figure something out for you.
I am assuming the external is connected while booting up, if so then the laptop may be seeing this unit as a bootable drive. You would need to enter into the BIOS of the laptop and change or make sure the external drive (i.e usb connection) is disabled. Save and reboot with the ext disconnected, log into windows and when it has finished loading, connect ext drive. I hope this helps.
From your description it sounds like you power adapter did indeed fail at first, but if the HDD spins now the adapter seems to be working fine at the moment. If the hdd is in device manager, than at least you can use carving tools like photorec to pull your files out, even if the filesystem is corrupt. If you want somebody else to do it for you you can check Data Recovery NYC. Otherwise http://hddguru.com/ is a great source for tools and knowledge on how to do it yoruself.