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I have a IMac version 10.5.5. Connected to it is a 500GB D2 Quadra HD ESATA FW800/400 USB Lacie. All of a sudden one day the icon on the desktop is no longer there. I've shut off the computer, turned it back on,shut off the Lacie, unplugged and replugged the power cord, but nothing happens.  Any ideas? I purchased the Lacie in May of 2007

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  • 3HOLYTRINITY Dec 16, 2008

    Did as U said. Disconnected and reconnected all cords and power cords.  Still no icon.  When to disk utility, no drive icon on the left side.  Thanks anyway

  • 3HOLYTRINITY Dec 16, 2008

    No update was done.

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    phil_420 May 11, 2010

    did It happen after an update?

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Try what I posted for someone else.

I have an external hard drive. One day it vanished and my computer couldn't find it. So I had to take the hard drive out of its case and switch it to slave. It is pretty simple.

If you don't know how to do it. All you do is take your hard drive and the side where all the wires plug into there should be a section with 4 metal prongs with a plastic piece on one of them. Put the plastic cover on the appropriate prong. There will be a diagram on your hard drive of what is master and slave. I know explaining this is kind of confussing so here is a link that might give you a better idea.

http://www.dancetech.com/aa_dt_new/articles/pc_build_xp2000_kt333/drives/build_pc_xp2000_maxtor_40gb_jumper_matchup.jpg

I hope this solves your problem!
Phil.

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Try this again, shut everything down and take out all power cables.

Leave for a minute.

Put all the power cables back in and power everything back up, Mac first then the Lacie.

If this doesn't work, try going to disk utilities with the drive plugged in and see if the drive icon if displayed on the left. If it is you should be able to highlight it and click "mount"

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