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I think I fried my LACIE 500gb drive

I plugged a in a non Lacie power supply into the drive accidentaly. I only realized it when I wouldn't show up on my desktop. When I then pluged in the real power supply the drive would still not show up. I took it to the office and it failed to show up on any of the computers. Lacie won't fix the drive because it's obsolete. is there anything I can do to fix it, other than plunk down $600 buck for a new drive and have a data recovery done on it.

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Re: I think I fried my LACIE 500gb drive

Power from outlet shows getting as far as the transformer part of the electrical LaCie unit. However, I cannot get the unit to turn on. It is a 160GB LaCie HD purchased 3 years ago.

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Re: I think I fried my LACIE 500gb drive

Sadly if you fried the drive with that PSU cord it would be pretty hard for a home repair. If you know its definatly dead, I would just remove the drive from the external unit and try to connect it internally to a computer. If the adaptor is different you could buy a cheapy online somewhere.

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Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w) PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.

If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before running the drive again.

Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.

Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently impossible.

The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!

Buyers beware!

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