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Dead drive? I'm using a 250 GB drive along with a Powerbook G4 with OSX 10.5.1. I was working and suddenly my LaCie started clicking loudly, froze and would not unmount. Also my Powerbook froze. I manually shut down and restarted, after which the drive was not recognized at all (did not come up in finder. The drive makes a slight fast clicking sound every time I power it up, but does nothing else. My Powerbook works fine. How can I recover my LaCie?

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  • ccccphotowrk Feb 12, 2008

    lacie 250 attached to g4 lights flashing, repeated whirring, then nothing.

    must rescue files. (please tell me that I'll be able to) tried changing cord, still nothing...



    I have two more lacie ext. hd's...will this happen to them in time?



    please advise.

  • dominican11 Feb 17, 2008

    hi i have the same problem with my Lacie, mines I bought in 2005 and recently Feb 2008 it did not want to mount in any computer pc or a mac. It use to be formatted for the mac so i used macdrive to see it in windows. I have so much information in there, its so sad, If anyone knows how to retrieve information please.... answer us.


    The one i have is the Lacie 160Gb Design by F.A. Porsche. im so pissed.
    also, i think lacie should have a better support system.. they have not answer my response from their support webpage.

  • kellerra Apr 11, 2008

    Switched on the LaCie drive when it was cold (temperataure). It clicked and whirred loudly for two different start-ups, then nothing. Now unit powers on, the power indicator LED lights then dims. Hard drive will not spin up and is silent. Unplugging the hard drive power from the board, power LED does not dim. Not enough power to the unit? Bad controller? Bad power supply? Pierced disk?

  • Tom Begich
    Tom Begich Jun 24, 2008

    I have a grinding sound in the drive. My computer (ibook g4) doesn't read the drive.

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Ok! This is bad, just like any HD when you start hearing noises clicking, vibrations, it is due to a loose or faulty cylinder. These things are not worth the repair and your files are lost. The only thing that you can do is try to hook this up to another PC to see if it will work long enought to extract the files. Keep in mind a lot of companies manufacture these devices, but there largest business is geared towards Microsoft customers, so if you have a Mac do not count on guarantees for these devices to function properly with your unit.

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