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Lacie 250 GB harddrive

My lacie 250 GB hard drive has stopped working. it does not show the orange light anymore. while inspecting it closely i found one of the four socket sticks, that goes behind the HDD through the adopter, to be broken. How are the rest are working perfectly fine. Could this be the reason why it has stopped working? or is there something else? Your help in this regard will be really appreciated as i have all my data on that hard drive.

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Re: Lacie 250 GB harddrive

Lacie Porsche drives in my experience or infamous for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the drive is powered up, you should get a small red or orange light on the front. When connected to either mac or pc ( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure. Hope this helps.

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