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Help!! LaCie External Hard Drive 2.0 USB (80 gb) stopped

by Bro'Man / October 29, 2006 9:19 AM PST

Hello: Without warning, my LaCie external hard drive has stopped working. The orange power light is on but there is no sound. No spinning. Quiet. Nada. What do I do? My entire computer life (including many personal photos and scans) and backups were moved to that drive a few months ago in preparation for a computer upgrade.I took it with me on a business trip and it worked fine, but after a couple days in my travel bag it appears to be dead. Sad

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Try the drive in a new case or a desktop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2006 9:24 AM PST

That's the usual test.


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Thanks, Bob
by Bro'Man / November 12, 2006 12:18 PM PST

I'll try it with my desktop. I think I've only tried to use it with my laptop. I've also tried a different power supply as I have another La Cie external drive. But the weird thing is that I get a power light but no other signs of life. When you say try a new case, do you mean buy another La Cie drive and swap it out?



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Probably means another external enclosure .... in
by VAPCMD / November 12, 2006 9:21 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks, Bob

the event the enclosure electronics have failed.

Enclosure doesn't have to be LaCie either. If it's not spinning when attached to power in a a desktop PC ... might weigh your options.

Still under warranty ?


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