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Power not getting to my lacie 320GB D2

I just swapped out the power supply. The ps green light flasked when plugged into the drive but is solid when unplugged. Juice not getting to the drive - fried connection? How do I get fixed - would like to do locally rather than ship back.

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Same here. I pulled the drive from the case and swapped it with another and the drive works fine. Must be the control board inside the case. Where can we find the replacement board?

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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.

Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.

Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently impossible.

The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!

Buyers beware!

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