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Lacie d2 HD Quadra 250gb

I've got important files on my hd (less than 2 months old) and all of a sudden the blue light is blinking and will not mount onto my powerbook g4 or imac 2.0ghz duo intel. Is there anyway I can save the files on the HD? What can I do to get this working again.

and does anyone know why this happened?

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  • Julie Pike Aug 28, 2008

    I recently did an image of master computer.  I was able to do several computers with the download from the drive.  


    Now it doesn't work!  I tried to pull up the drive but nothing.  It's like the drive doesn't exist.
    I've contacted tech support but that was days ago.  So much for support.  I have 20 computers to image!

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    yep... same here , blinking is all i get
    my life is on that HD

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Lacie D2 drives in my experience are infamous for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the drive is powered up, you should get a blue light on the front. When connected to either mac or pc ( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure.


Hope this helps.

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