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160 Gig Lacie Design By F A Porsche Fire Wire HDD Bad Fire Wire connection

When I power up the drive and connect it to the Firewire port it pulls down the the port and is not noticed. If I remove the drive and put it in another case with a new firewire or USB2 interface the drive works fine. Where can I get a new LaCie interface card to go in the case?

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You might try going to the manufacturers website and request a new one from them.

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