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I have 2 lacie external hard drives that no longer work. They power up and I can hear it working, but they are not reconized on any computer.

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Chances are, the IDE/SATA to USB/Firewire controller inside the device has died. You can take the case apart and take the hard drive out, and plug it directly into a computer through IDE or SATA, whichever it is. If the drive is recognized, then all you need is another external case to put the drive into. If it isn't recognized then most likely the powerboard on the hard drive or some other internal mechanical part is dead, and you would need professional data recovery to get anything off of it that you would want.

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