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Recognized - but no mount

Dear experts, my lacie 250gb firewire HD stopped mounting on the desktop of my ibook ppc G4. Disk utility recognizes the drive, but the verification/repair process is interrupted with the following message:
Verifying volume “LACIE”
** /dev/disk1s1
** Phase 1 - Read FAT
** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains
** Phase 3 - Checking Directories
Unable to read directory (Input/output error)
Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


1 non HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair

I have as well updated the firmware to the latest with the lacie software, that recognized the unmounted external hd aswell. 


Any idea on how to get this disk to mount without reformatting and loosing the precious data of this disk?


Thank you very much in advance


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Don't know about the MAC part, but an I/O error implies that the either the source file cannot be read or the destination drive will not write. This is usually an indicator of a bad HDD. To check, I would attempt to connect the external drive to another computer. If it still gives the same indication, contact the drive manufacturer about data recovery recommendations

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