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Lacie hard drive nonfunctional

Doesnt appear on my desktop no matter which wire i use to connect it.  turns on, whirs and everything, but it won't appear on my desktop. i have important information in there and now i can't ever seem to be able to access it again.

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You can try buying a new HD enclosure, then removing the HD from inside the one you got and mounting it inside the new one. Try also disconnecting completely the power cable from your computer for five minutes and then plug it back to the power and restart it. I know it sounds weird, but sometimes usb mass storage devices suffer troubles caused by electrostatic charges.

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