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Hi there my Lacie 500GB d2 Quadra won't show up on the desktop. I have a macbook pro running Tiger. I want to back everything up so I can run an erase and install and update to snow leopard, but the external hard drive seems to have disappeared on me, like I say. It has a lot of media files on there - I've tried using cables for firewire 800, firewire 400 and USB, and I can hear it booting up, but nothing shows. It's listed in disk utility, but I can't access it. Love you forever if you can help!

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Try disconnecting the firewire/usb cable from the drive and take the drive to a quiet place.

Power up the drive and put your ear next to it. Listen for the internal disk to speed up and then click (which means it's ready). At this point you should have a solid blue LED on the enclosure.

If not, either the disk is bad, the enclosure's controller is bad, or the external power brick is bad (put your ear next to the power brick and if you hear a faint clicking sound, the power brick is bad and you can order a new one from LaCie for about $16.00.

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