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Cannot open hard drive

WHen I turn on my computer, my LACIE external hard drive will start, but the blue "on" light will flicker for a long period of time. It will eventually stop flickering and stay on, but there is no icon on my desktop. There is no error message. I have been running it on my MAC G4. I tried it on my MAC BOOK PRO...same results. I am unable to access my data on the LACIE.

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Have you had this drive long if new then go to the control pannel on the mac and find the Amiistrative Tools open then computer managment open then Disk Mangement then open and find the unallcated drive then properties then partition format partition then go to nxt step then follow till end excepting all defaults as hdd is formated for pc not mac so id is needed to be reconised on mac. close all windows then in my computer you should now see hard drive letter if not turn off drive then return on.

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