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I have a 1tb Lacie big disk and it will not turn on. I took the power cord and plugged it into a working drive and the cord is fine. I believe if I swap my non working hard drive with a new housing it might work. What is the procedure?

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You could have two resons for the issue.

1. you disk itself is having a issue
2. the enclosure adaptor ( not the power ) could have a issue.

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