Hi everyone, can someone please help me out? Until yesterday my external HD was working ok, when i turned the external HD on today the icon didn't show up on my desktop. However the light on the external drive is blinking and the sound that it makes when booting up doesn't sound different than other times...when i go into "disk utility's" the external hd is showing (it's a Lacie 1.5TB) When i click verify disk i get a message saying "Error this disk needs to be repaired. Click Repair Disk." when i click repair disk absolutely nothing happens ...its running for over an hour now but i don't even know if something is actually being repaired or not. Does anyone know if my external drive is dead or is there a chance i'll still be able to get to my files and how?