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It was working fine til I dropped it. Now the light flashes orange and it is not picked up by my pc, What to do?

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If this drive is still under warranty, contact customer service for LaCie. If it is not, you could carefully take the outside casing off (if you've never dismantled an electronic device before, find a friend who has, and then observe that person). Make sure there is no power to the drive before removing ANYTHING!

You may see something quite obvious that has come loose when you dropped the drive. If not, then you'll need to take it to a local computer shop.

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Hello

OK, dropping a HDD is never good. The fact that the orange light flickers, mean that the circuit board might still have normal function.

The most obvious reason for the computer not to pick up the HDD is probably due to the fact that the spindle got damaged. Does the drive make a clicking sound by any chance?

Let me know if you can hear the drive making a clicking sound, or the spindle even spinning up like normal.

Please fell free to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks for your help. Got it going again, downloaded files and retired the drive! Get new one...dont drop it!!"

  • metahz Nov 23, 2010

    mine is flickering and I can hear a clicking sound... what can I do?

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