Question about LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500 GB Hard Drive
Posted by Anonymous on
SOURCE: LaCie F. A. Porsche Hard Drive
use a long bladed kitchen knife to get carefully spread apart the sides from the bottom plate. there are 4 small tabs along each side of the case going int 4 slots on the bottom plate. The long sharp blade inserts easily between the side and bottom plate.
Carefully pry the side away from the bottom plate starting from the front working towards the back. You gently twist the blade to get the tabs out of the slots. the first one is the hardest. After that they pop out easy.
to remove the hard drive mechanism, once you have the bottom plate off, remove the four silver screws--two along each side--then use the knife to separate the sides of the hard drive from the case, so that the front of the drive is angled up (you'll also have to pull the activity LED loose from its hotmelt glue), then slide the drive out of its metal mounting bracket--you won't be able to pull the drive out along with this bracket.
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
my disk, when on, is not recognised by Windows while the light is flashing between yellow and orange fast (like a car's flash -faster-). please could anyone help me? - i need my data!
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Does your drive make any unusual sounds like any of these: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?
If yes then you got a problem - it's something mechanical with the heads and it's not something you can fix by yourself.
If it sounds normal or doesn't spin up at all - try to connect it to another computer and if still no go - remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect directly to PC via SATA port.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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