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External Hard Drive won't turn on.

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February 25, 2012 3:57:40 AM

Hello,

It fell off my tower onto the ground, about 2 feet. I picked it up and immediately checked it and it worked fine. I left it running and left the house, and when I came home 9 hours later it was making a clicking sound. So I turned it off and now it won't turn back on again.

Can't recall what kind of harddrive it is. It's a black 1TB LACIE external. Might be this one:

http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10451

It has pretty much all my stuff on it. I was planning on getting a second one and building in some redundancy but hadn't gotten around to it yet. And it's encrypted, so taking it to a computer store that will probably end up formatting it is a last resort.

Is there anything I can do?
a b G Storage
February 25, 2012 4:06:18 AM

RMA that external HDD or install the driver for it...
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February 25, 2012 4:28:54 AM

legendkiller said:
RMA that external HDD or install the driver for it...


It won't even turn on. So installing the driver won't help much.
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a b G Storage
February 25, 2012 12:35:24 PM

Nothing helps than take that External HDD and take it apart and put it in your computer... ALL HDD is the same so it should have the same connector as your internal HDD on your PC...
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