Question about LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500 GB Hard Drive
My Lacie external harddrive overheated last night. I let it cool down and plugged it back in. It was making a buzzing noise but that stopped - my laptod won't recognize it now, though. Any thoughts?
That happened to my hard drive, please not that when that happens, although your hard drive might start working again it will always have an over heating problem. u should never move stuff for more than 15 mins continuous or the hard drive will over heat. be careful with how hot it gets. warm is ok
Posted on Aug 04, 2012
I put my hard drive in the freezer and conected it and it worked till it got back to room temp
Posted on May 15, 2012
The disk in side is jammed, try throwing the harddrive like a frizbe but dont let go. That might help unsick the drive
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
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is the scratchy sound coming from inside your lacie or outside ??
it might be a power problem trying to connect to your lacie but unable to find the device or a dirty hard drive the reader arm skipping across the platters you could give your lacie a firm tap on the side to free up the reader arm
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps
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