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Hard drive won't start up at all

We bought our hard drive around six months ago but it abruptly stopped working today. The network cables and battery are all plugged in as far as I can see but it doesn't respond when I press the blue power button at all. Nothing has happened to change it's current state (on top a flat cupboard out of reach from liquids/potential damage etc.).

Help would be greatly appreciated - and would it be possible to recover the files if it has crashed?

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Re: Hard drive won't start up at all

Knowing LaCie the drive might need to be connected to a computer, or need a new battery.  If it is not the battery, try connecting the drive to your computer via ethernet or USB  and you might be able to get the data off of it 

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