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I have a brand new Mac. I plugged in my LaCie rugged terrain external hard drive and nothing happens. Nothing! I can feel the device vibrating a bit, but the computer does not react in any way. The icon doesn't show up. What should I do?

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Go to applications, utility folder, disk utility
then format the drive in any other way besides

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If it still does not work, insert the external drive into the computer, feel the hard drive if it spins/vibrate from inside or if it makes a cracking noise.

If it spins/vibrate, it means the hard disk is still working. In that case, you have to get another external drive case/cover.

But if it makes cracking noise, then it means the hard drive is damaged and you need to get another one.

I wish you all the best.

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