Firstly, you need to remove the drive from the bay, connect it via an adapter to your ide cable on your pc and check that it spins up and calibrates. If it spins and calibrates, then the bay has been blown and if the drive does not spin the drive has been blown. If this is the case, you need to send it for repair and data recovery.
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hi. maybe problem is caused by your Power supply. so i recommend you to do these: 1- remove the main hard drive and only connect "250GB lacie porsche hard drive". and see is it recognized or not. 2- go to the bios (with pressing "delete key" at start of turning on) and navigate to power center. then enable power saving mode.
your drive can be used with any D2 or Big Disk power supply as well as some LaCie Porsche power supplies (you need to make sure the connector is the same).
Searching for LaCie Power supply on eBay will give you a few hits that match your needs.
Do you have a CD disc software installer of your external hard drive (F.A. Porshe 160GB).? If you got it, you must reinstall it, so that your Imac can detect it. Otherwise, find it at the internet and download it. The power failure could have damage some stored data about your External Hard Drive in your Imac. That's why, you have to reinstall it. Send us your e-mail comments for us.
Replacements are generally harder to acquire than hens teeth. If you cannot find one, the much simpler solution is to take your drive to a PC shop and ask the technicians to put the drive in a new enclosure for you which will come with it's own AC adapter included.
We have a few of these Lacie Design by F.A. Porsche 500GB drives in our office. Our editor's drive stop working this morning (was fine the day before) and had all her files backed up from the last three years on it and was making a very soft clicking sound. After taking the whole thing apart and trying drive in another F.A. Porsche caddy with no success, we tried a different power supply hey presto it started up no problems. My drive that suddenly stop working earlier in the year we tried a power supply from a external Lacie DVD Writer and again drive is working. Just to make sure tried the original power supply and would not mount. So if your hard drive stops working it maybe the power supply rather the the hard drive.