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Can't Connect Usually I connect my external hard drive to my macintosh Powerbook G4 and within moments an icon appears on the desktop and I use it to access the drive. In the middle of using it recently, it froze up a little bit, and now when I connect the external hard drive to my computer I can see the blue light blinking and the hard drive working, however it does not appear on my desktop or the desktops of my friends with macs. I turned off my computer and the external hard drive for three or so hours and when I returned it worked momentarily but I accidentally disconnected it and now it does not work again. Please help me to get the hard drive to appear on my desktop! I am connecting it using Firewire. I also tried updating my software with LaCie update 1.4.2 to no avail. Thank you! Jesse

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Re: Can't Connect

Hi Jesse. Have you tried, or can you try the drive on another computer ? That's a good way to check if the drive itself is getting defective. I'd try that one first ! It could be also the firewire cable, have you tried another one ? Else, it could be the hard drive in the lacie inclosure that's getting weak (you might wanna backup your data if you ever get it to be recognized, if there's anything that's important on it), or the lacie enclosure's firewire controller that's doing freegames. I've seen such problems more than often, and if nothing has changed in your setup since it was working, i'm betting on the failed drive. They aren't that reliable as we know. Hope that helps a bit. Thanks! cheebster.

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