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The cd/dvd drive on my iMac does not work...it has been looked at at a Genius bar at an Apple store. Was told to get an external drive, which I did. It came with a Toast dvd, but no instructions, not even on the dvd itself, on what to install and how. It did say to insert it into the cd drive on computer and install, but it does not work. I've contacted the company, Lacie, and they do no directly answer my questions. Any further help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

headstrong
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SOURCE: Can't access my lacie external hard drive

I would first plug it in to a different PC, this will tell you if the problem is the Lacie or Windows Vista.
if it works on a different PC then remove it from Device manager or go to the Lacie website for Vista updates.

If it does not work on a different PC then there are 3 possibilities
1. the drive got cleared data lost
2. the enclosure is bad (I would bet on this)
3. the drive is bad

purchase a USB enclosure, remove the drive and install it in the new enclosure plug in and test.

Hope this helps
thanks for rating

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

zzptichka
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SOURCE: HELP...

Try to remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect it directly to the PC.
Another imporant thing - does it make any new sounds similar to any from this page: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: lost my data from my imac drive trying to backup to my Lacie.

yes U can recover it... plz download the registered version from the torrent site of software know as DATA DOCTOR RECOVERY .. this software will help you getting back you Data if you did not formated the Hard drive.. thank u for asking Question..

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

Geekman
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SOURCE: Lacie extern. hard drive is recognized, but I can't access files

Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: imac is not detecting my LaCie External Hard Drive

Do you have a CD disc software installer of your external hard drive (F.A. Porshe 160GB).? If you got it, you must reinstall it, so that your Imac can detect it. Otherwise, find it at the internet and download it.
The power failure could have damage some stored data about your External Hard Drive in your Imac. That's why, you have to reinstall it. Send us your e-mail comments for us.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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