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Re: LaCie F. A. Porsche Hard Drive
use a long bladed kitchen knife to get carefully spread apart the sides from the bottom plate. there are 4 small tabs along each side of the case going int 4 slots on the bottom plate. The long sharp blade inserts easily between the side and bottom plate. Carefully pry the side away from the bottom plate starting from the front working towards the back. You gently twist the blade to get the tabs out of the slots. the first one is the hardest. After that they pop out easy.
to remove the hard drive mechanism, once you have the bottom plate off, remove the four silver screws--two along each side--then use the knife to separate the sides of the hard drive from the case, so that the front of the drive is angled up (you'll also have to pull the activity LED loose from its hotmelt glue), then slide the drive out of its metal mounting bracket--you won't be able to pull the drive out along with this bracket.
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Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed. To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty. You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
Sounds like the hard drive in the Lacie has fauled.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32.
conect your harddisk to computer whch has windows xp. Then go to start emnu then type in run 'cmd"
then you can see command propmt. Then go to your external drive letter like f: then type 'chkdsk /r" then pres "y' then it fix error on hardisk. Aslo you can format it . Just take backup of data which you need then right clik on drive licon and format it.then it works fine.
Hello, I assume that this is a FireWire external drive. Do you have any other FireWire devices (another drive, older iPod, etc) that you can test the port with? If other devices work, then the port on the drive has malfunctioned, or the drive needs repair (try Disk Warrior or First Aid in Disw Utility within OS X Applications...Utilities). If those other devices don't work either, then the port on the computer may be the problem (meaning logic board). You can also try creating another user in OS X, and testing the ports and the drive under that user. If all is well as another user, then you may have a software issue in your own user account.
If you mean a Lacie-Porsche:
Get a blade. Bottom is kept by 9 plastic clips along the long edges (5 and 4): you must insert the blade and force appart a little those lateral walls.
After extracting the bottom pannel, unscrew your hdd and bend "up" (your device is upside down;-) those metal fingers.
P.S. Sorry, I'm tired and cannot write English properly.
Lacie Porsche drives in my experience or infamous for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the drive is powered up, you should get a small red or orange light on the front. When connected to either mac or pc ( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure.
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there is not enough power coming through ports each device re-quires 1-5 volts to run and if your mac has not got enough power to boot all devices then sadly all things pluged into will not reconise and with mac the os is not properly designed for it now if you got yourself an external usb 2.0 hub powered then yes all devices will be seen in mac windows firewire is unsafe at moment for this to happen ask them what system they had had configuration on.
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