Bit OT but : external lacie drive problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by john_satc, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. john_satc macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2005
    B'ham Uk
    I know it's not really an Apple product but I know a few people on here use the Lacie drives. I got mine when Tiger came out (so still in warranty) and it was working ok. Its a 120gb btw. Now it buzzes really loudly, and it is really annoying and can often be heard over my stereo if I have the music low (like for when going sleep). Is this normal? The buzzing actually hurts sometimes , gives ya a headache.
    Does yours buzz???
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    No, it shouldn't. Get thee to a warranty claim. Make sure you send in both the power supply and the drive.
  3. VanMac macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
    Can you tell if it is the drive buzzing, or a cooling fan.

    Sometimes if it is just a fan, you can give them a little 'tap' and the buzzing goes away. Bearings get a little loose after a while.
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    That doesn't sound good no matter what. Better take that thing in for warranty! It wouldn't surprise me if that thing had a Maxtor HD in it, I hate those things and have had, and heard of from others, nothing but trouble with them. At any rate, good luck in getting it fixed, I hope it turns out okay for ya!
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Since it is under warranty, get it checked out!
    I have a 250 LaCie with no problems

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]

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