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Bad Drive? Acomdata Firewire/USB 160GB hard Drive - formatted for a mac.  Solid red  light - wont turn blue, wont show up on desktop, doesnt show up in disk utility. I have all my clients files ont his drive, please help! Michele

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  • Jannik Feb 03, 2008

    My "LaCie (Design by porche) 250GB" shows a red light too.

    I have no idea what the problem is

  • vixx Feb 16, 2008

    Same problem. The light wont turn blue. Very important data on the drive. Desperate for help!

  • Tunde1 Feb 19, 2008

    Please help!!! I have a PC. Same problem. I'm getting a solid red light that won't turn blue. I work in a studio and have all my music project files in here. Please help!!!

  • highstakes22 Sep 10, 2008

    mine is a 250 light is on...won't work : (

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I have a 1TB lacie harddrive.  I turned it off one day, and then when I turned my computer on it couldnt find it.  I reset everything and luckly it found it, but now has a red light.  So i didn't tun in off until I saved all my music, movies, ect.  I bought a same model, so if i doesn't work, im going to just return the broken one and said it didn't work.  They shouldn't be selling defective products.  No wonder it was so cheap.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    What a piece of garbage this hard drive is. Acomdata SUCKS!
    I lost ALL my files.....

  • nekohina May 09, 2009

    My 160 gb Acomdata hd was working perfectly 2 days ago then it just stopped working. I thought it might have overheated I turned it off waited a day then when i turn it back on i get a solid red light and for about 5 mins i get what sounds like it is powering on then off repeatedly



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1st 2 go in this drive u must be working on a mac cos if u plugit on other the sysytem will ask u 4 formt and u dont need try 2 use linux live cds or other live cds 2 recover ur disk but try 2 boot frome a hard drive 1st...

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