Question about LaCie d2 Extreme (300793U) 500 GB Hard Drive
This has happened to 3 drives now. I plug the power supply into the unit, switch the unit on but it wont power up. The green light on the power supply flashes very dimply when I switch the unit on. I think this might be to do with a component in the HD rather than the disc itself.
This is the same problem with all three drives. It must be a known Maxtor issue.
Can it be repaired rather than need data retrieval?
Yes, this is a known Maxtor issue. They draw a lot of current, hence the 2 usb connectors. Devices that pull a lot of current need good connections.
Yes, the electronics inside the drive can go bad and they can be sent in for repair. Before doing that, though, try the following:
Make sure that the drive is plugged into usb ports that connect _directly_ to the motherboard (the ones one the back of the computer). Also, try to use usb 2.x ports instead of usb1.x
Try plugging the drive into another computer.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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