Question about LaCie 500GB USB 2.0 7200 RPM 8MB 500 GB Hard Drive

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My LaCie 500 GB external HD is not recognized by my (or any other) computer when connected, attempts to instal driver software fail and the device does not appear in the list of devices with removable storage on the computer menu. Is there any way to fix this, or any way I could access the data on the disk so I could copy it to my internal HD?

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Your problem could be any one of these issues:


1. Faulty USB port on PC: Try a different computer or laptop

2. Faulty USB cable: Try a different Cable

3. Corrupt memory: Fix by an expert required such as www.SaveMyUSB.com

4. Faulty connections on main circuit inside the hard drive: Physical Fix by an expert required such as www.SaveMyUSB.com

5. Faulty controller chip (worst case scenario) : Direct flash memory read required by an expert required such as www.SaveMyUSB.com


Hope this helps and that it is 1 or 2 as 3, 4 and 5 will cost you money.

Good luck!

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