Gekko

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Hi all

I have an external Lacie P3 160GB USB2.0 drive which has been working
perfectly for six months.
When I switched it on this morning as usual, it made a series of toned
beeping noises, followed by a brief grinding noise.
It is then silent for a few seconds, before repeating the pattern.
The drive is no longer recognised by windows, and I can't access it.
It makes the same noise regardless of whether the USB cable is
connected to the PC or not.
Do you think the drive is dead, and if so is there anything I can do to
salvage at least some of the data on it?
A friend thinks the drive has overheated, and suggested putting it in
the freezer overnight :confused:

Thanks for any help


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Malke

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Gekko wrote:

>
> Hi all
>
> I have an external Lacie P3 160GB USB2.0 drive which has been working
> perfectly for six months.
> When I switched it on this morning as usual, it made a series of toned
> beeping noises, followed by a brief grinding noise.
> It is then silent for a few seconds, before repeating the pattern.
> The drive is no longer recognised by windows, and I can't access it.
> It makes the same noise regardless of whether the USB cable is
> connected to the PC or not.
> Do you think the drive is dead, and if so is there anything I can do
> to salvage at least some of the data on it?
> A friend thinks the drive has overheated, and suggested putting it in
> the freezer overnight :confused:
>
> Thanks for any help
>
>

It certainly sounds like your drive has died. I'd contact LaCie's tech
support for more information and/or drive return.

Malke
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Pete

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"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
news:%233aGjpwhFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Gekko wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi all
>>
>> I have an external Lacie P3 160GB USB2.0 drive which has been working
>> perfectly for six months.
>> When I switched it on this morning as usual, it made a series of toned
>> beeping noises, followed by a brief grinding noise.
>> It is then silent for a few seconds, before repeating the pattern.
>> The drive is no longer recognised by windows, and I can't access it.
>> It makes the same noise regardless of whether the USB cable is
>> connected to the PC or not.
>> Do you think the drive is dead, and if so is there anything I can do
>> to salvage at least some of the data on it?
>> A friend thinks the drive has overheated, and suggested putting it in
>> the freezer overnight :confused:
>>
>> Thanks for any help
>>
>>
>
> It certainly sounds like your drive has died. I'd contact LaCie's tech
> support for more information and/or drive return.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Let us know how this turns out. I've been considering a LaCie drive myself.
-Pete
 

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