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My LaCie external drive isn't getting power

It has a box that connects to a plug and that gets power, but it doesn't power up the LaCie drive.

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2021

    NO photos of drive for sure rear connections
    NO PC told
    no Drive model told but Lacie love to not have label, making heads spin fast (dang)
    no GB or TB size told. (forgot sure)
    is this a USB drive?
    did it ever run ok before on this PC if in fact is a PC and not a TV? or what.? connected to what?
    did it run OKAY on other PC but not this PC,?
    the big drives needs a power pack 3.5" huge drives. must have one or it will be dead. (and the right one)

    you lost the power pack AC to DC power pack? or mixed them up ?

    here are the new ones, (seems they do not support their old drives made for 30 years.
    https://www.lacie.com/products/d2/#specs

    "NOt getting power"?
    does that mean LEDs dead some where, but where?
    does that mean the HDD if is HDD, not SSD the motor is silent held to ear? turned on and connected. correctly
    does that only mean windows can not see the drive under "THIS -PC" explorer files

    we can not guess 33 years of HDD vast models made by them NO CAN do, sorry,
    learn to post a photo of it here, for sure read connections, wow, that be great.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2021

    Did it work before???????????????????????????? or just found it at a garage sale dead? IDK, at all.
    what sizes drive, is it USB is new or old or a relic. (over 10 years is relic, over 5 are mostly bad)
    tell what you mean by NOT GETTING power.
    1: LED'S DEAD (WHERE)
    2: HDD HELD TO Ear, is silence, turned on fully, power pack attached and turned on.
    is this a USB HDD external , no model told of VAST.
    post a photo of HDD, for sure with rear shown. (jacks)
    this maker even makes wired Ethernet HDD drive ( a mini NAS drive) tiny , sorry can;'t guess what you have at all.
    my crystal ball fell to the floor and is cracked, just like my last hdd Did.
    3.5" drives
    using a wrong power pack is common so using voltmeter fails due to wrong voltages stamped on the wrong pack..
    amazing and common failures this with 10 wall warts and power packs under a desk oops, or no plugged in.
    2.5" drives USB have no power pack. do you have jack on the back marked power or 12vdc?


    LaCie has this bad habit of not putting a model number on the case , so getting help is CRAZY hard.
    1TB red drive is LAC301558
    or
    1TB black drive. 301881U eSata and fire wire only.

    500GB silver drive, LAD2QHD500 = USB 2.0, FireWire-400, FireWire-800, eSATA

    here is there web site
    see all those vast versions of HDD and worse, for 3+ decades. 1987 to now, vast products made
    not one clue by you what you have nor a photo of it.
    https://www.lacie.com/products/d2/#specs

    both sSd drives and HDD
    shall sizes ad huge
    small GB to huge GB. storage
    all kinds connection types, not just USB> but USB not told.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2021

    to post a photo , click comments, the click add and image, the click comment again to save it as I will do now


  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2021

    model MOON Silver STHG1000400
    https://www.lacie.com/products/mobile-dr...

    and vast more.

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U should test for power at the connector that goes into the lacie with a voltmeter to make sure power supply and its wire are OK. If no voltmeter then use a automobile brake or turn signal bulb to see if it has power.

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