Question about LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Not showing up on my desktop

I can't access the HD at all, doesn't even register on my desktop. I'm on a mac G5, it worked great until yesterday, any ideas??

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  • vistamark Feb 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. Is the hard drive dead? HELP!

  • Cenzonico Mar 05, 2008

    The hard drive doesn't appear on the desktop

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    yep, same problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    same problem, hd not showing up on desktop, less than 1 year old. help! anyone have a solution?

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    same problem lacie hard disk. I't won't show up on my desktop makbook

  • DieselDawg May 21, 2008

    LaCie 500 d2 500 GB makes a clicking noise and will not mount on my HD. My Data Rescue II disk does not recognize this drive. I've used firewire 400 cable and firewire 800 cable in two different macintosh tower without any luck.

  • macinc Jun 06, 2008

    I have a LaCie 500 GB  drive makes a clicking noise and will not mount on my HD. 

  • TBF_1 Jun 11, 2008

    Having the same prob.... Driving me mad! What do I do?

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    Clicking noise every second ... Won't show in My Computer

  • raphaelraven Jul 20, 2008

    hard drive clicks but will not load

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    HD won't show mount but shows up in Disk Utility and System Profiler. Disk utility won't repair it

  • anthonywhall Aug 25, 2008

    My Lacie was working without a glitch for a year, and then it started making a clicking noise and wasn't being recognized by my imac G5. Any solutions out there?

  • JotaS Jan 16, 2009

    HD has a soft clicking sound and does not show on the desktop. I have tried all the steps from the LaCie website without success. The disk appears as an "Unknown Device" in System profiler. The thing I haven't done is changing the external cable supply for don't have another lacie one. Do these cables are sold separately?  

  • dewriter Jan 19, 2009

    iMac OS X 10.5.6 Build 9G55 with latest Lacie firmware (bridge firmware v1.02)

    Worked fine until a few days ago. Now "ticks" but does nothing else.

    Cannot be seen on desktop or in disk utility or in Time Machine.

    Drive is now essentially a doorstop.

    Very unhappy with Lacie at the moment.

    Tried unplugging ALL cables and rebooting computer. Still nothing.




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I had this same problem. I you are experiencing this problem and you have a Mac. Go to the LaCie web site there is a firmware update for this drive. Download the firmware update application from the LaCie website, start it and follow the directions. It should fix the problem.

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Best solution is to return it to were you got it from! its prob a faulty drive or you plugged it into a too high voltage and it has blew the drive (if u did ur warranty is VOID) 

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Same problem!!

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Sir hard disk is not show on my comp..
i cant able to see why??
tel me solution

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