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Mac doesn't read the drive. Time Machine reads 'delayed' then 'failed' because it can't read drive. Won't backup. Drive doesn't show up on screen.

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The disk was mounting intermittently. Then I messed around with the firewire and noticed that if I pushed it a certain way, the disk would mount. So I got out the USB cable and power cable that came with the LaCie and plugged that in. Problem solved. Mounted instantly, backed up with Time Machine perfectly. So, check your connection. I am going to contact LaCie and get another Firewire cable as that is what I paid for, but in the meantime the USB will cover me.

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- Open the disk utility application found in the applications folder, then open the utilities folder

- See if it detects the LaCie drive by looking on the right hand side where it lists all the available drives including your optical drive

- If it is just greyed out you might only need to re-format the drive or possibly repair the disk.

- If it does not appear in this list the drive has most likely failed and is not economically repairable

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