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External hard drive not openning

I have a lacie external hard drive 250 gb. my computer doesnt open it anymore. i have all my information on it. i used it the other day and i shut down the computer with it connected. it didnt shut down so i ripped it out (i know, i know, badly done) and it proceeded to shut down. now when i connect it, nothing prompts me that it is connected. it doesnt ask me if i want to view files on it nor does it show up in 'my computer'. dont know what to dooo

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  • anni_tomich Jul 15, 2008

    thank you veryyyy much, im going to try everything you said. ill let you know if it works!

  • anni_tomich Oct 03, 2008

    dude, i still havent retrieved the info from my harddrive. everyone says they cant. cuz its somehow damaged. they said the only way is to go to those big retrieval centers which cost up to a thousand dollars. i am not doing that.... but im still keeping my lacie just in case. damn lacie

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I have a lacie external hard drive 250 gb. my computer doesnt open it
anymore. i have all my information on it. i used it the other day and i
shut down the computer with it connected

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Good News, Your data is probably still safe. Go to best buy or online and buy a new cheap external usb case for your harddrive. you can find them for about 7-25 bucks. Make sure you get the right one for the hard drive in your lacie. Take the hard drive out of the lacie case and put it in the cheap case and you will have your data back. I had this happen to me before. If you need help just ask me... Hope this helps you
George

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