Question about LaCie Ethernet Disk mini USB 2.0 External 250GB Hard Drive
I've had this unit for a few years. It was connected to a router via ehternet cable. About 6 months ago it stopped powering up. It would only power up when connected to a computer via USB. So I've had it hooked up that way since then. Now tonight the blue power light began flashing quickly. I powered down the computer and the LaCie unit also powered off. Upon starting up the computer the unit would not power up. The blue power light flashed very faintly but the power button will not start it up.
I had read somewhere that the power unit and/or on/off mechanism in it sometimes fails. Is there a way to repair or replace that? Or assuming that the HD is dead is there is a way I can get the data off the disk? Could a professional repair man open it up and hook it up to another unit or computer and copy the data off it? Any hints or suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks!
Lacie's out to lunch..you may be experiencing the old drivers are shot issues..get em from the main site, and reinstall, ok?
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
External drives of this type are usually internal drives with case power supply etc. You should be able to open the box remove hard drive connect as a 2nd hard drive to PC either sata or ide depending on drive PC should recognise drive at boot up then you can access files and back up to CD, DVD, hard disk. If you are not comfortable doing this usually local PC repair shop will do for small charge. Assuming of course that the hard drive itself is not dead, just the power supply for the external case.
Hope this helps
Posted on May 21, 2008
When I had this problem it turned out to be the power supply unit. Lacie replaced it - if you are out of warranty you can buy them for about £25 - and this solved the problem.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
Some PC's cannot deliver enough power to the USB devices to function properly through the USB port.
Does your Lacie hard disk have a power input connector if so conect a power adapter to it before you put it into your USB port.
Another alternative, get a powered USB hub connect it into your computer then connect the Lacie hard drive to the powered USB hub.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
sounds like a faulty power circuit within the external housing. remove all screws and the drive from its housing. you now hold in your hand an internal hdd. remove all jumpers, if any are present, and install this drive on the same cable as your master hdd. now when u boot up to my computer window, you will see two hdd named C: and D:
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
What you have is a common hard drive in an enclosure, check eBay or OWC (google it) and get an enclosure for the drive (I would take the drive out first and make sure it is ata not a newer sata, other world computing will reply to an email and I have used them in the UK and Canada, they are in the USA) the enclosure should be cheap ($20 or so)
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
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