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LaCie is not booting up on the computer

After some power outage my LaCie drive is no longer working with my eMac.
It is not recognized even when switched on with proper connection

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Go to my computer and right click then go to properties under device manager look for the device and right clik on it and look sor something that says remove device and say yes it will ask you to comfirm removal press yes again than after it tells you it has been uninstlled restart the computer make sure the device is turned on once the computer starts back up a found new hardware should pop up on the taskbar and should finish reinstalling drivers for the device and hopefully this should take care of that problem ok let me know ok good luck !!!

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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Hope this helps
thanks for rating

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