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Lacie Hard Drive Problems

by filmxtreme / February 16, 2009 11:51 AM PST

I have a Lacie 750 gig hard drive that use to edit videos on. Now it only half works. When I turn on the power switch, regardless if the USB is plugged in or not, the drive starts spinning, clicks and then stops spinning as if turned off. The light remains on. This happens every time now and is not detected by my Macintosh. It use to work until I casually moved the drive from my home to my office, How could Lacie be so unstable.
Any ideas of what to do?

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Look and read other posts like yours. The usual is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2009 11:59 AM PST

Put the hard disk into a new enclosure.

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worst after warrnty suport by lacie
by williamzxxx / April 17, 2011 6:04 PM PDT

DON'T BUY Lacie Hard disk coz ,
after the warranty if you call the customer care support ,they will ask you to throw away your hard disk in garbage with your valuable data.
this is what to happened to me for my 500Bgb Big hard disk ,i tried both mac and pc the light remains on but it is not detecting in either computers.nowadays before buying the any electronic products ,you need to find out service support coz they are all use and throw type..

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Did you compare other maker support?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 19, 2011 1:06 AM PDT

If you did, not one offers recovery for free.

Can I ask how we got here? That is, where was the message lost about backup?

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easy fix sometimes
by zman7458 / December 15, 2011 9:35 AM PST

Ive had my laci 500 GB for quite a few years now and the only problem I have with it is that it hates to be shut down incorrectly. when this happens my computer (several different makes and models ) always tells me the drive isn.t recognized and the blue light on the drive blinks rapidly. anytime I see this I simply goto the back of the drive and unplug the power then the usb, then plug in the usb then the power. do all of this with the computer running and viola the drive pops up and will be fine until the next time it gets shutdown wrong. hope this helps someone, as this poster has probably already moved on <grin>

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