Question about LaCie d2 Extreme (300793U) 500 GB Hard Drive

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My 500GB LaCie will not power up

I hope it is just a power issue. When i tried to turn it back on the other day i got nothing, no sound or blue light, it may have been plugged into a similar looking plug for a different brand of hard drive, but i'm not sure, now that i have tried plugging it in with what i am sure is the correct power supply i still get the same results.

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Aaron Bennett
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  • bnut Aug 27, 2008

    yes external but not powered by usb. it has the 4 pin power supply.

  • Dodger Blue Sep 08, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. One day it turned on, the next day it would not. I heard the power supply circuitry is poorly made from China. Other sites say to trash the box, buy another (not LaCie) and put your two hard drives in it.

    If there is a way to fix the power to the hard drives, I would like to know and save me from buying another box.


  • icarus3 Sep 12, 2008

    Same problem. LaCie tech support says it's the power supply, but clearly isn't because d2 dvd-rw uses same power supply and the results on the d2 BigDisk are the same -- nada -- no matter which one I use.

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    plug the power supply in (AC->DC converter light comes on.) and all other connections are all in. no power.

  • cschwenn Sep 19, 2008

    I got a new power supply too. Interesting in that when the power supply isn't connected to the drive, the green light on the converter is solid green, but when it's plugged in to the drive, the light flashes rapidly. I doubt it means anything, but if it helps someone deduce what's going on, that'd be great.



  • maps98 Sep 25, 2008

    Both drives spin up and the blue light is on steady but does not mount on desktop. I tried all the ports on 2 computers with new power source. nogo... I used it less then 10 times. Of course, the last time I used was a day after the warranty expired.

  • asdasd823 Oct 01, 2008

    mine is plugged in, doesnt power up. it randomly did power on the other day, but now it doesnt. tried giggling it, clicking the power button... what a piece of ****. Do not buy Lacie hard drives, they ****, lacie sucks. how i have to buy an external case and open it up.. ug. what a pain. bad review. bad google keywords. broken lacie. lacie sucks. should i buy a lacie hard drive. dont. okay im done.

  • Blk-Cobra Feb 03, 2009

    I also have the problem. I used a power supply from a different external and the light flashed blue. I figured it must be some compatibility issue so i searched and finally found the correct lacie power supply and although the green light on the power supply is on, the drive seems to receive no power at all. Then i switched back to the supply i used first and now nothing happens.

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I hope it is just a power issue. When i tried to turn it back on the other day i got nothing, no sound or blue light, it may have been plugged into a similar looking plug for a different brand of hard drive, but i'm not sure, now that i have tried plugging it in with what i am sure is the correct power supply i still get the same results. there is a unlock logo beside the ac adapter port, is there a way to "unlock the drive."

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That is an external drive correct. It should run just off the usb. is the drive recognized ?


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