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THE PLUGS ON THE CPU BOARD ARE CONFIGURED TO ACCEPT ONLY CERTAIN PLUG CONFIGURATION EXAIMNE THE IDE PLUG AND THE SLOT AND SEE HOW MUCH OF A MATCH THEY ARE. ITS REALLY NOT A MATTER OF COLOR BUT PIN CONFIGURATION.

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The harddrive plugs into a small circuit board, (Bridge board), and the circuit board has a USB port on it.

Using this Western Digital Passport for an example,

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Scroll down to the second photo, and left-click on it. The case of the external harddrive is shown open.
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The second photo down on this page, shows you the small interface circuit board, that the harddrive plugs into, with the aluminum tape removed.

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(Another design has wires coming from the small circuit board, to an interface the harddrive plugs into )

It is this small circuit board that goes bad in a LaCie. QUITE common.

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The white IDE Slot is usually for the Hard Disks and the blue IDE Slot id usually for the CD Roms.

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