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The fan from my LaCie 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

When the fan starts make's a lot of can i open the case to see what is rong.i belive theat he is thouchig somthing inside there..10x

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I'd look for tiny screws. I'm not familiar with this model, but external drives either slide into a tube-like case with a removable front and back plate, or have a removable top, similar to the case on a computer. I'd be surprised to find that there's something hitting the fan. The wires in there are packed pretty tight. I'm guessing that the fan is dieing. You'll likely need to replace the fan. If you're lucky, it's a plug-in. More likely, it's a solder-in. If this is under warranty, I'd call LaCie and have them fix it. Definitely don't use it if the fan is dying. When the fan goes, the drive could be close behind.

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