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Lacie d2 external drive

My lacie de external drive won't mount - i can't see an icon on the desktop. Using Mac G4 running OS9.2.2 system. Can you help? Hi guys I have a LACIE d2 120gb hard drive that lights up, but makes a clicking noise. First of all, it would start up after a while, then, it ceased to start up at all. It still lights up with the computer though. any ideas how to fix? thanks Colin swan

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You may need to get a new driver for that lacie from their website..

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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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