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LaCie Big Disk

My 500 Big Disk just died.....power supply light flashes green ,instead of being on continuously , disk totally dead. Tried other PSU...same prob. Susspect small POWER Dist board in case (D2) . Can I get spare??

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  • FerryMac Apr 08, 2008

    The small green light on the power supply flickers instead of staying on. The blue light on the front of the box doesn't come on, and of course, the drive icon does not appear on the Mac desktop.


    Tried another LaCie power supply with exactly the same result.

  • davidhit Apr 27, 2008

    In my case I accidently plugged my Asus laptop power plug into the LACIE 500 gig external USB disc's power socket (SAME SIZE AND SHAPE!) and this has obviously blown something on the board inside the disc box. The power applied was 19 volts DC but the Lacie requires only 12V dc.

    You'd think there would be SOME tolerance to overloading considering the Lacie uses the same format (size and shape) for its external power connection. Why don't they use a proprietary shaped socket to prevent people from making this mistake; it must happen all the time. So, can I recover the data from the disc inside the Lacie box?

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    yes indeed - the green light on the power unit/transformer flashes weakly when the Big Disc (1 gb - almost a year old, so just in warranty thank goodness) is plugged in. Unplug the drive and green light is back to normal. LaCie sent me a new power unit (which seems to be the first thing they do-obviously cheapest and easiest) but exactly the same result.
    Obviously internal to the drive. Any thoughts about where the problem lies?





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Yes, you can, friend of mine just got one out of ebay. French seller, hopes this helps, be patient...

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