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One possible fix for a non-visible external hard drive
Authored by: dfass on Jan 22, '07 09:23:47AM

One wierd way to fix this issue (non-mounting and/or blue flashing power light)...especially with the LaCie d2 drives
(a d2 500GB and a d2 600GB) is:

1. Unplug the cable (in my case USB).
2. Unplug the power cord from wall.
3. Pick up drive.
4. Walk over to a 'real' PC running Windows XP (I don't have an Intel Mac to test whether Bootcamp or Parallels will work).
5. Plug USB into PC.
6. Plug the power in.
7. Turn on drive.
8. Wait for drive to spin up..it might ask for driver install..and probably wont mount, but usually the blue light goes steady.
9. Reverse the process and plug it back into the Mac.
10. Reboot the Mac.

Ninety percent of the time the drive remounts doing this...the 10 percent it didn't I repeated the process and it remounted.

Don't know why it works..but it does.

I had to do this the very 1st time to get it to mount.



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