LaCie Little Disk 320gb doesn't mount anymore..

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey people,

    I'll just start out by explaining the problem that I have;

    I bought the LaCie Little Disk 320gb about a year ago and it has been working fine till recently..
    The problem that I have is that the laptop that I use (Powerbook G4) doesn't recognize the HD anymore.. I have tried all cables (both firewire's and the usb) but nothing works..
    I did try it on multiple computers (macbook's / imacs and even some windows computers) not one did recognize it. (well the windows computer I used it on did recognize it but it cant open it and Windows Explorer stops working till you pull out the HD).

    The only think I can think of is that I pulled out the HD to many times without safely removing it first..

    I got a lot of data on the HD and I'd (offcourse) like to get it back,
    I haven't been to the store yet (going somewhere this week).

    If anyone here had the same problem it would be great to share how u solved it (or ofcourse if u didn't solve it..)

    Much love:)


    --edit--

    the blue light on the HD is lit up when i plug in the cable, wich is normal
    the sound the HD makes is normal aswell..
     
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    spinnerlys

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    Have you looked at Disk Utility and seen if it shows up there?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, I did just do a check on the windows computer of my roommate,
    wich indeed found the HD and stated that it works normal..:confused:

    alltho this clearly isnt the case,

    on my own laptop I cant find the disk utilities.. xD
    (never had to use it so dont know where in the system configuration screen it is)..


    oke i just downloaded and installed SMART Utility from the apple webpage,
    it only finds my HD from my computer..
    not the external.. unfortunatly
     
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    spinnerlys

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    S.M.A.R.T. status will not be visible via USB.

    Disk Utility can either be found via Spotlight, Google or Macintosh HD / Applications / Utilities / Disk Utility.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ehm ye I found the disk utility thingy (wich is a complete different set of words in dutch, so took me a while to get there)
    ehm it finds the disk but I cant run a test on the disk (get an error wich stats that there was a fault whilest leaving the disk)

    When i trie to reset it i get the same error...

    now thinking of deleting all the content on it..

    mayb a visit to the shop first i guess..


    -edit-
    could not read boot block (Input/output error)
     
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