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I solved the problem. It was a power supply problem. It seems after searching boards on the net, this is a common problem with the lacie hard drives. Just replace the power if your hard drive is clicking and not mounting. I think many people must be throwing the drives away thinking they are lost when it is just the power supply. Try this first before trashing it or spending a lot of money on data recovery programs/

LaCie 250GB... | Answered on Oct 14, 2011


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LaCie 250GB... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010

conect your harddisk to computer whch has windows xp.
Then go to start emnu then type in run 'cmd"

then you can see command propmt.
Then go to your external drive letter like f:
then type 'chkdsk /r"
then pres "y'
then it fix error on hardisk.
Aslo you can format it .
Just take backup of data which you need then right clik on drive licon and format it.then it works fine.

LaCie 250GB... | Answered on Jun 23, 2009


Does the LaCie drive stay plugged into the computer all the time? Have you ever disconnected it from the computer, unplugged its own power supply, or switched it off without first unmounting it from the desktop, and received a "The device you removed was not properly put away" error message? If so, did its failure to mount begin after that?
Have you tried connecting the drive directly to your computer, omitting the hub and leaving all other FW devices disconnected? If that doesn't cause the drive to mount, try another FW device on your Tibook's FW port to make sure the port isn't bad. Then try using a different FW cable with the LaCied rive, in case the cable is bad, and test the LaCie drive's cable with a different device. If the port and cable both work OK with other devices, boot to a Mac OS installer disc, connect the LaCie drive, and see whether it is recognized by Disk Utility, running from the startup CD or DVD. If it is, there's a software problem on your hard drive that is preventing detection of the drive. If your port and cable are proven good, but DU doesn't see the drive even when the Mac is booted to an OS installer disc, It would appear there's a hardware or very low-level software problem with the LaCie drive itself, and you should consult LaCie about it.
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LaCie 250GB... | Answered on Jun 18, 2009

This is a pretty old thread, but I just figured out the work-around for my Lacie drive with the same symptoms. I took the Lacie case apart to find a pretty standard 3.5" Seagate Barracuda drive inside the case. If you pull the actual hard drive out of the box, you can either purchase a new external hard drive adapter box ($30-80) or install it into a tower computer. I installed it into an older G3 tower and it mounted right up. I decided it wasn't worth investing in a six year old hard drive, so I will be purchasing a new drive and pulling the data off the old one.

LaCie 250GB... | Answered on Sep 03, 2008

Not without a clean sterile environment. Exposing the drive to room temperture and environment can damage the internal platters. i am willing to bet it the drive as well, but the clicking sounds like a bad drive arm, and continual attempts to use it may make the drive arm tear into the platters.


LaCie 250GB... | Answered on Mar 09, 2008

Just an idea. When you set pass words or any important information write all information in a note book and keep it in a drawer someplace where you will not lose it. When things change write the new ones down and cross out the old ones. I save a lot of head aches that way.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 22, 2019

Pushing in the paperclip should unlock it, but if still jammed, may have to wreck drive by pulling off front of drive drawer thing. Maybe try putty knife to push cd down some of that's holding it from opening.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 22, 2019

Replace perhaps, but repair is most difficult. The electronics are miniature and it takes special tools to do repairs.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 02, 2019

Two ways this can go. If you are talking about the entire hard drive pulling it out and plugging the whole drive into another pc. Then you're fine

If you are talking about disassembling the hard drive and moving the disks inside. This is not something you can do.
This is what you will need.
1) a certified clean room surgical grade
2) tape
3) A matching drive/ hd board down to revision number
4) presision screw tools.
5) patience.

Or you will need to contact a professional data recover company.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018

You need a new driver for sure, and here you can find it driverupdate us. This tool usually keep my drivers up to date (perfectly for now)
take a look

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Sep 14, 2018

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