Question about LaCie (300740) 160 GB Hard Drive
Drive no longer starts up. The transformer box is making a faint electrical clicking noise, with the green power indicator flickering in time with it...
Short circuit perhaps? or blown fuse...? There is also a slightly white-ish powder around the 4 pin plug that connects directly into the back of the drive... (similar to the stuff that comes out of a battery when it knackers itself...)
I can't work out if the problem is internal to the drive or with the power supply (which would be fairly easy to replace)... Any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
if this fails to fix the problem
check usb leads for secure dust free seating
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
hope this helps
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