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DVD Player/Burner not turning on

Well the subject just about says it all, my Lacie DVD Player/Burner is not turning on at all. I have it plugged into the wall and hooked up to the computer through USB. It used to work a few months ago but now it just dosn't turn on. I don't know what to do. Is there a way to open it up and see if there is any problems inside of the drive that may be prevening it from powering up? I hope I don't have to get a new drive. I don't think I am in warranty anymore. Thank you very much in advance for any help you may be able to provide. -Ken-

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What is the exact model numbers? maybe the power supply went bad and you may be able to use the device internally.

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Well, its just an electrical device and some part probably went out, if i were you i would go for waranty..Robert

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Here is the PDF Users Manual for the LaCie DVD+RW 301230U
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(Give it at least 10 seconds to download)
Should the direct link above not work for you, you can download the Users Manual from here,

Go down to the bottom of the page, and under the green -> Download Now <- heading, click on -> User Manual
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Where I'm at, we have Walmart stores. At Walmart they sell a USB adapter kit, made by Philips. This kit has a USB A to USB A cable, that both ends are Male. This cable is on a little retractable reel. The reel is about the size of a USA fifty cent piece. In the kit are five different styles of USB adapter ends. They just plug on that USB A to USB A style cable. (On the small reel) One of those adapter ends is a Mini-B USB male end. It has a Female USB A socket on one side, and a Male USB MIni-B end, on the other side. The kit sells for about $12 dollars.

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2.Infra Recorder homepage,
On this homepage you may want to go to the right, and click on
-> Screenshots, under the Pages heading.

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