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Lacie 250 gb hard drive isn't recognized on computer

I just bought a lacie design by F. A. Porche 250 GB hard drive, i have left it plugged in to my computer as I have lots of information on it to free up my laptop hard drive. when i turn on the hard drive it makes a weird sound if it is picked up by the computer, the computer says the device is unrecognized, it also does not show up in my "my computer" window. the usb plug dit get pulled out two times i think but after the second time it didn't work, the hard drive was on both times that happened.

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Re: lacie 250 gb hard drive isn't recognized on computer

Controller got smoked when cable unplugged, take in if ya need the files off.

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