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Green power supply light goes out when plugged my 500GB d2 Quadra

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May it was short circuit at your device

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Drive stopped responding -- problem with power supply or drive?


click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or


if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver


if this fails to fix the problem

check usb leads for secure dust free seating

sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable


just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,


check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
hope this helps

Jul 05, 2012 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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I have stored my itunes on my 1tb d2 quadra. its started to make a beeping noise and keeps on cutting out. ie the mac says i have removed a device when it hasent been touched.


Hello,
a beeping drive means that either there is insufficient power to operate the internal hard drive or that this hard drive has failed.
The first step will be to verify the power supply. Plug it into the power plug and listen it by putting your ear near the black brick. A fully functional power supply will be silent while a defective one will have a high pitch noise or will be hissing.
Replacing the power supply if it proves to be defective should solve your issue.

If the beeping remains after that, the internal hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you need the data on this hard drive, you will need to take it to a data recovery company.
Regards,

Jan 16, 2011 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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Unit never revs up to 10,000 rpms it tries about four or five times then stops and gets a blue blinking light.lacie d2 quadra 500 gb


Hello,
if the unit has the original hard drives inside (i never one with 10 000 rpm drives though), the problem might be caused by a power issue.
Please verify the power supply by plugging it into the wall then listening to it. It should be silent. If there is a high pitch noise or hissing, it is defective and needs to be replaced.
If replacing the defective power supply did not solve your issue or if the power supply did not have any issue at all, the internal components will need to be inspected.
If you replaced the internal drives with 10 000 RPM drives, it might be why the drives do not get enough power.
Regards,

Dec 31, 2010 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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Doesn't work


am not so sure if this is a similar issue with iomega2_bing.gif external drive in which the drive wont show up on My Computer but when the external drive was plugged into an ubuntu machine the drive was being detected and working just fine.

Please try to do the same. plug your external drive to an ubuntu machine and lets see if it can be detected. If it is then the hard disk has a similar issue with iomega drives. check this link for the solution.

Apr 05, 2010 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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Power not getting to my lacie 320GB D2


Same here. I pulled the drive from the case and swapped it with another and the drive works fine. Must be the control board inside the case. Where can we find the replacement board?

Feb 04, 2010 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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Power cord buzzes and MACPro does not recognize it


This is a fault in the power supply itself, I have just repaired one of these power supplies successfully.
The fault is caused by the failure of the filter capacitors on the 12V supply rail, and if the power supply is left connected to the mains supply (In our case 240V 50Hz) without the drive connected as a load, the unloaded output voltage will exceed the voltage rating of the capacitors, causing their failure. The failed capacitors had very obvious bulges at the top, and one was beginning to leak onto the PCB.

The filter capacitors on the 12V supply rail are rated at 16V, and the cpacitors on the 5V rail are rated at 10V, and when operated without a load, the 12V rail rises to approximately 19V, and the 5V rail rises to approximately 8V. All output filter capacitors are 1000uF, and 105deg C temperature rated.

I repaired my power supply by replacing all of the filter capacitors on the DC low voltage output rails with 1000uF 25V capacitors. Be careful to only fit the 105 deg C rated caps, as they operate at elevated temperatures in an enclosed environment with no ventillation to cool the power supply.
To ensure that the repair was reliable, I also replaced the filter capacitor on the 5V rail with the same 1000uF 25V, even though that capacitor showed no immediate signs of failure.

When reassembling the power supply, care must be taken to ensure that parts like the ferrite cored transformer are thermally bonded to the aluminium heatsink with a smear of heatsink compound.
When the power supply was first powered up following repair, everything was normal, the green power LED came on as usual, the supply outputs both came up OK, and the unit was not making any buzzing sounds, completely silent. The HDD now operated as normal when once again powered from this power supply.

This was the fix for my particular LaCie power supply model ACU057A-0512, and the supply once again works normally.


Tim,
Brisbane Australia.

Mar 12, 2009 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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Blu light flashing


This is most probably a faulty power cable, a common fault on La Cie apparently. Another cable got my disk working fine! 

Nov 12, 2008 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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Problem with LaCie 500 GB d2 Quandraq


Contact Lacie support for a new power supply. I had the same problem, contacted Lacie support, they sent me a new power supply with power cord and all is well now.

Sep 22, 2008 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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Drive not showing up on my desktop


i'm not sure i can solve this problem--which started for me tonight as well with my lacie d2 quadra 500 gb--but i can share a possible explanation i've found online: apparently, they have lots of problems with their power supplies. see if the power adapter (the black brick) is making a hissing sound, or if there is a ticking sound coming from the drive itself. i have both these sounds. i am hoping all my data is safe and that my i.t dept. will be able to fix it with a new power supply on monday.

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