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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.