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Lacie External Hard Drive not showing up on PC

Hi There, my hard drive is not showing up on pc. For awhile I was able to turn it on/off the HD, and restart the PC and it worked. Now it wont appear at all. Blue LED flashes. It sounds fine when it is starting up and it works on other PC's.Please Help. Thank You in advance.

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    this just started happening today my external hard drive just started making weird beeping noises and it stops but still doesn't show up and it over heats very quickly and i have alot of data on that hard drive so yeah please can someone help us

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IB4G2008
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SOURCE: Lacie 1TB external hd won't mount!

check wires connecting them together first, ok?

then, turn off the LaCie, connect to your MacPro, and then turn on the drive..

that should show as a mounted drive.

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Posted on Mar 09, 2008

latinmcgyver
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SOURCE: Re: LaCie icon does not appear.

run diskmgmt.msc create a partition then format it. done. if no driveletter .. assign it.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

SOURCE: Lacie hard drive 500gb

Ther is no problam remove from the system and re fit the drive this type of opration do rarley but dont do regulary only some times

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

SOURCE: PS3 doesn't reconize LaCie external drive

you external hard drive may not be supported by the PS3 system.
use the link below to PlayStation Knowledge center and read about all the supported storage media.

here is the link: http://playstation.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/playstation.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=927&p_created=1199831554&p_sid=EFRwksCj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MjcsMjcmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfcGFnZT0xJnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9ZXh0ZXJuYWwgaGFyZCBkcml2ZSBub3QgcmVjb2duaXplZA**&p_li=&p_topview=1

sorry, the link to the page is too long.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

Professeur_D
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SOURCE: My Mac suddenly cannot find my Lacie external

A continuous flashing light on a Lacie drive is a notification of a problem. I do wonder if the light is flashing the same if the drive is plugged in to the Mac or unplugged.

Lacie external drives tend to have power-supplies which become weak/bad. Most users replace the supply and it will work again for awhile until the supply dies again. Try bringing the drive to a retail dealer with Lacie drives -ask them if you can just test your drive with another power-supply (if you do not have another). You can also try calling Lacie, it's always slightly possible they will be aware of this problem.

Alternately, IF the light is only flashing when the drive is plugged-in to the computer, try using a different USB or Firewire cable.


Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: lacie 1tb external hard drive into ps3 is not regconised

I have the same issue, however with my verbatim 500g its ok. i believe it is because the lacie is a desktop external and therefore is compatable with windows xp and 7 alone.
Verbatim is a "portable" external hard drive which makes it compatible with several different systems. I would suggest returning it, I just formatted my old verbatim harddrive and set up mediaasharing. Through my router. You can actually route the lacie harddrive by going to my computer and right click the icon. Next go to share with; advanced settings and allow all. Then when you turn your ps3 on search for media servers... I would suggest to google media server for ps3 to get it all seet up. GOOD LUCK

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