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My LACIE external hard drive is not being recognized by my desktop. The green indicator light that changes to orange is not doing so and I'm not hearing the motor. Could this be repaired and if so, how do I go about doing so?

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Hello:
If the drive came with an installation disk I would recommend you install the disk first prior to connecting your hard drive to your desktop. It's normally plug and play, this means your drive should be recognized the moment you connect it. However, it's important to insert the disk first and carry out the installation. What version of windows are you using? You can also check out the minimum system requirements that shows on the box.
If the software in the disk is installed and you still have the problem , then go to control panel and click [Add Device] icon and just follow the steps .
If that didn't solve the problem , then on desktop go to my computer and click right mouse and go to properties , there click on system . on system click on [device management] , there you'll find all hardware devices that are already installed on your system . just check if your external hard drive existed or not . if not , then try again the above steps after you uninstall the software of your hard drive .

good luck .

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