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Keep Losing Connection

I am trying to stream music from the Lacie hard drive to my PS3 and Lacie keeps on disconnecting. I have tried everything that I can think of to try to fix this problem and I have not figured anything out. Watching the hard drive itself it has a solid blue light then flashes every once in awhile then will seemingly flash about 7or 8 times and that is when the PS3 loses connection. I only got this for Christmas and the other day it worked fine. From what I had read it seems like the power supply could be a problem but just wanted to check where I was not losing total connectivity (and my computer can connect fine) it is just the PS3 that loses connectivity. Any help is greatly appreciated thank you very much.

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Try replacing the cable to it - ive notice once that is done dos not disconnect

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