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Lacie hd problem

Hi there,
I have a Lacie 250gb hard drive connected to a G4. When the G4 is turned on, the drive lights up, but does not appear on the desk top.
I've tried connecting to different ports and using different leads all to no avail. The other two drives are working ok, so it would suggest it is the drive at fault.
Any help you could provide would be welcomed with open arms!
Many thanks in advance
Mike Sumner

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This is a pretty old thread, but I just figured out the work-around for my Lacie drive with the same symptoms. I took the Lacie case apart to find a pretty standard 3.5" Seagate Barracuda drive inside the case. If you pull the actual hard drive out of the box, you can either purchase a new external hard drive adapter box ($30-80) or install it into a tower computer. I installed it into an older G3 tower and it mounted right up. I decided it wasn't worth investing in a six year old hard drive, so I will be purchasing a new drive and pulling the data off the old one.

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