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My laCie (3 years old) has suddenly stopped working

The power supply's green light is flashing. Ive tried another power supply, but that flashes as well, but works perfectly on my other lacie.


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  • blueroom Jul 10, 2008

    thanks , but what is a caddie, and is it something I can do myself?

  • blueroom Jul 10, 2008

    sorry im a bit of a novice what or how do I find our what pata or sata is. Also the link is to just another lacie disc or am I missing something!?


  • blueroom Jul 10, 2008

    thank you, ill give it a go!


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Disconnect from power and connect back.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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    Ginko Jul 10, 2008

    The power supply it is fine, what is gone is the Lacie control card, inside the caddy you need to replace the caddy, extracting the HDD from inside the Lacie, I will see if I can find some vendor fo Lacie caddy.

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    Ginko Jul 10, 2008

    Here is an example of lacie caddy, generally you should check if the disk is PATA or SATA, and buy the correnspondent caddy enclosure.
    You can buy enclosures of not LaCie brand, they will work the same, providing that they support same (pata or sata) kind of drive.

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    Ginko Jul 10, 2008

    Here is Lacie website, contact them if you want to buy original LaCie caddy enclosure. I suggest buying a good caddy enclosure (not the cheapest one) from your local computer shop, it will work the same.

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    Ginko Jul 10, 2008

    the caddy is the external enclosure withouht the hard disk (that is the most expensive part), it is just the box +power adapter. I it cost far less than the whole external disk.
    The replacement job is quite easy, it consists in removing 4 screws, accommodating the hard disk unit inside the enclosure (open) box, screwing hard disk to box (4 more screws), and connecting the hard disk power and data cable, then you close the box.
    Precautions: never work with power connected, do not touch directly any electronic board or component.
    Not too difficult.
    If you buy the caddy enclosure in a small computer shop, sometime they do the mounting job for free or for a cheap price, as it takes approx 10 mins.

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    Ginko Jul 10, 2008

    First is written on top of the box, and on manual. Sometimes is writte on the plaque at the bottom of Lacie disk.
    If you cannot find info, once you open the box you see the cable, PATA is big flat ribbon cable with wide connector, SATA is smaller.



  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 10, 2008

    Some LaCie is sealed with a thin plastic strip from inside use a credit card or a plastic knife to remove it, Here come some tip.
    In any case the only important thing when you take it apart is not to damage the driver, as the enclosure board is already faulty in your case.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 10, 2008

    Here you find a bigger choice of Hard disk cases, best choice will probably buying at a local shop, so that you do not risk to buy the wrong one. The part is not expensive.


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