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LACIE 80GB Ext. HDD Not Showing..

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dynamix, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Dynamix

    Dynamix Thread Starter

    Feb 15, 2005
    Hey again guys..

    New problem.. Had a LACIE portable 80GB USB 2.0 hard drive.. Yesterday it took a very sligt knock and today it seems to be broken.

    Once inserted into the USB port, you can hear the hard drive spinning, but that's pretty much all it does. The OS doesn't recognise it and it is nowhere to be seen in My Computer.

    Are there any quick fixes? If anything, can I retreive the data?

    Thanks guys.

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    If it took a "knock", I'm guessing that would be a physical drop or the like.

    That's probably going to affect the hard disk, not the enclosure. The only way to really know is to remove the drive and connect it directly to a system as a secondary drive and see if it's recognized. I normally take all the stuff off the second IDE channel and put the drive at the end of the cable for testing.
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