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VERY old LaCie external HD

By WooDChiP
Aug 22, 2006
  1. I just found a real old looking LaCie external HD that my school was throwing
    away, all I have is the HD, and cords for power and parallel port. Even though
    it is super oldskool, and only hold like 10MB (lol) :haha: is there any way to make it work?

    THX for help. If I get any. :D
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    It doesn't work? Just plug it in and see if it works. If it doesn't then you may need some extra drivers.

    Also, the hard drive inside the enclosure may be dead. Take it out and try connecting it directly to your computer.
     
  3. WooDChiP

    WooDChiP TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    What is supposed to happen when I plug it in?

    Kuz nothing happens... and where would i get drivers from?
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You have to tell Windows to look or new hardware. It should be detected as a hard drive and WIndows will tell you i it has found any new hardware.

    You could try the totally unthinkable and check the LaCie website :) There are also generic river sites like www.driversguide.com . And of course, the thing may actually be a ebranded product from another manufacturer..
     
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