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Lacie d2 Quadra 750gb HD, making werring,clicking noise.

My Lacie has recently started making a werring and clicking noise and not backing up. It also ejects itself off my power book . I have tried taking the lead out of my power book and re plugging it in but is now not recognising the lacie at all and when I try to back up maunally a note pops up to say there is no disk available to do this this. It is only 2 yrs old with a lot of spare disk space available. Any Ideas ???

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