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December 19, 2012 3:03:15 AM

Hello, on my external hard drive(Lacie GRand 1T) I used wrong power cord and now is not turning on, how can I recover my files using a mac. thank you.
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December 19, 2012 5:08:27 AM

lvleiva said:
Hello, on my external hard drive(Lacie GRand 1T) I used wrong power cord and now is not turning on, how can I recover my files using a mac. thank you.

you may be lucky if the fuse/i/o board took the zap. your best bet is to open the case and pull the hard drive from the case. then pick up a usb to drive cable kit or another mac encloser and see if the drive spins up.if the drive does spin up you may have a chance of pulling your data off. if your mac has a case like a standard pc you can see if there extra power and data plugs for drives.
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December 19, 2012 10:05:18 PM

Hi, the advice already provided is as accurate as it gets. If you're lucky the power board took the damage and the drive is okay and will work in another enclosure or inside a computer. If you're unlucky the whole deal is fried and your data is likely lost.

You can call our support to get some advice on how to recover the data and test the mechanism itself. We can be reached at 503.844.4500 (USA) or www.lacie.com/mystuff

~mn, LaCie
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December 20, 2012 12:10:12 AM

Best answer selected by lvleiva.
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December 20, 2012 3:43:49 AM

Pretty cool that you monitor the Tom's forum, LaCie. Props for that.
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