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Won't power up or down, just a blue light showing power.

This makes no sense. Can someone confirm my Lacie EDMini is defective: It won't power up or go through the power down sequence unless I turn the orientation of the device. Sometimes rotating vertical to horizontal and sometimes spinning it. Now I can't get it to power down any way I try. And it's not visible through the network. What do I do? It's been finicky since I got it a few months ago, but it has worked and has all my backup on it.

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  • Phil Tucher Jan 26, 2008

    The blue light is on, so the power is there... Do you mean buy a new power cable?

  • Phil Tucher Jan 26, 2008

    I don't understand. the cable is a cm circle with 4 prongs inside. should i see if i have another one like it somewhere? (I doubt that i do?) The HD is less than 6 months old. Will they replace it? I can't be buying parts on eBay to see if maybe the repair will work. This is messed up!

  • Phil Tucher Jan 26, 2008

    I don't understand. Does your company work for Newegg.com? That's where I bought the NAS. Their website says I have to go through this process first, but I do NOT want to have to buy parts and do this repair myself. I deserve a refund for this if it's a faulty power chord.

    How do I get my $10 back for this or get a solution that works for me?

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Try new power plug 1st ok report back

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    is it just likea reg computer cable that powers into it ? test off computer cable then justto make sure cable aint shorted inside the power to the hard drive could have tooka poo its easy to take it aprt and take that big hard drive out and buy a new case for it o n ebay also 20 nbucks thats goes usb works with any ide hard drive ok

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    what going on is power to the extrenal hd no good u can take it part get that hard drive out of that houseing unit ok and buy new case opn ebay to stick that in so work great again u want link this will work

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    what going on is power to the extrenal hd no good u can take it part get that hard drive out of that houseing unit ok and buy new case opn ebay to stick that in so work great again u want link this will work

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    u just wann replace the hhouseing not the hard drive it self ok

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    thats what im ytrying to say its bad unit ok houseing of it take back to new egg then ok if u can still or im telling what u need to do ok

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