Question about LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500 GB Hard Drive
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.
my hard drive was working fine for about two weeks now i cant get it to show up in my computer. how do i get it working again?
I ran into this issue this week with my lacie big disk 500G external. Unit would power on when plugged into a pc blue light would flash and nothing no connection ding from windows.
Blue front light would flash repetedly slight ticking sound from drives but no connection i finally fixed this and gained access to my data by opening up the case and pluging my pc 12v connectors into both drives to power them up but leaving them connected to the lacie internals worked instantly and ive since copyed all my data off my 500 and will just transplant the drives to internal use on my pc. you cannot connect the drives internally and then copy the data due to the fact that they are raid 0 stripped drives so this hybrid setup works if your external case isnt powering up the drive correctly as mine wasnt.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
Can firewire port be burned out if light is on but don't see Lacie
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
Solution #6 wokerd for me, I only han to power the external case also in order to get the USB working, also the LaCie Ethernet Agent proved helpfull in getting a connection the the hard drive.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
I connected a Lacie external HD usb by neil poulton to my dell 64 bit system. It the tone announcing that new hardware was added. I don't see it on my desktop and can't see it anywhere. I have downloaded the software. Can you give me some options.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
I CANT GET LACIE TO HELP ME WITH PRBLM HAVE SINCE TORE DOWN DRIVE AND SCRAPPED IT WILL NEVER BUY A LACIE AGAIN CAUSE THEY R TOTAL JUNK IF U HAVE TO HYBRID Y BUY IT WHEN U CAN JUST BUY A 500GB DRIVE AND PUT IT INTO COMPUTER WILL BUY A WESTERN DIGITAL NEXT TIME HAVE ONE THAT CAME OUT WHEN HIGH SPEED DRIVES FIRST CAME OUT AND HAVE NEVER HAD A PRBLM WITH IT THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTIONS AND HELP ANYWAY.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
What plug are using to plug it up? a usb plug? try another port.
some wires or cables are rated for higher frequency and speeds.
windows xp plug and play gives that sound as it sees a port being plugged into then a desktop comes up asking you what you want to do.
I had a ethernet port on my compaq go out while under warrenty but just put in a new linsky card in it. they wanted me to send it to them.
hope this some help
Posted on Mar 02, 2008
The manufacture should have a techline and they can walk you through it and find the problem on the phone ... via hardware or software.
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: lacie hard drive nonfunctional
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.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
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