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Isn't receiving power. Ports seem "loose" in back.

LaCie 500GB - Part #300871. For the last year or so the drive would drop off the desktop randomly. I was suspecting that the FW port was bad because it seems "loose" when I put in or pulled out the cable. Then a few weeks ago, the drive wouldn't mount at all. No power light coming up on the front. I bought a new power supply from eBay and still won't work. I feel like the actual hard disk is OK but maybe the plate that holds all the ports is bad? I'd like to have it repaired if there's any advice on what is the best place to send it.

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Couple of things. Lacie power supplies are notorious for their failure rates. Don't buy a new one just phone lacie and they will send you a new one no questions asked (that's how bad they are!)
Second, the circuit boards in some are pretty poor and the FW sockets can actually break off.
I used to recommend lacie to my clients - but not any more.

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