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Lacie 250gig Designed by F.A Porche not working!

My Lacie portable hard drive doesn't load up anymore it gets so far then just starts ticking. I can't understand how this has happened becuase it hasnt recieved any knocks or anythin like that it simple just stopped working. Any ideas?

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  • kevsmachine Apr 28, 2009

    My drive was ok and the macbook pro saw it just fine. Well today it doesnt see it at all. What do I do



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A ticking hard drive is usually a toasted hard drive.
Sorry for the bad news.

BUT, to be sure it's not the power supply or the case in any way:
What I'd do is remove the drive from the case, download the proper diagnostic file from whoever made that drive. Plug the drive into a computer (internally) boot from the diagnostic disk and run the diagnostic test.

If it's just continually clicking at that point, you're done, it's gone.
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Posted on Oct 18, 2007


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