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No external drive icon on desk top

There is power to my Lacie external drive but the icon which was on the desk top is no longer there. Did shut-down, disconnected and reconnected all cords including power cords, checked disk utility, no icon showing.

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  • Dreadman1923 Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem... Hmmm, are the power supplys available to purchase retail? 

  • Dreadman1923 Dec 25, 2008

    I just tried the power supply for my 250 Gig La Quadra... no change same problem... try again.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Me too....was working for ages....now nothing.

  • os66 Mar 04, 2009

    I have the same problem with 500GB d2. I called Lacie support  and they told me that I can expect no more than 2 years of use in these hard drive (funny that they don't mention that on the box...). They told me to change the power supply but nothing. I even went to the extreme  open an other 500GB and exchanges the hard drives and still nothing. I lost 500GB of important information and there is nothing that I (or Lacie) can do... 
    I find out that Lacie only makes the box to hold the hard drives. They use cheap (or whatever is available and put all together a external hard drive unit). You may be lucky to buy one with good parts but you may be like me and get one that will die after over a year. I have six 500GB Lacie D2 and one 1TB. I am backing up all the informations to DVDs and never by Lacie products ever again.

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This happened to me as well - i have been reading that it could be the power supply adaptor. If you can try another one - it might solve the problem. The adaptors seem to either be faulty or made to stop working. Great news for us the consumer!!

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