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LaCie drive does not come on

I was digitizing footage into my Lacie 500GB drive, and today when I want to go back to my work, the drive is not on. There is no power on it. When I unplug and put the plugs on another Lacie 500GB, the blue light comes on and it shows on my desktop. But not this one. Any help will be appreciated. I have a deadline to catch. Thank you Rabbi

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Re: LaCie drive does not come on

Maybe the usb chip in the hard drive enclosure that converts ide into usb failed. You could replace the enclosure (they sell enclosures at best buy) but it could be quite a hassle.

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Testing with another Lacie power supply (250Gb D2) this time a 34w unit got the drive up and running, however, and this is the reason for this post, this lower power PSU failed a week later whilst waiting for a warranty replacement from Lacie (5 weeks and still waiting for the new PSU from them. they have no stock)

Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w) PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.

If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before running the drive again.

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