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    LaCie Rugged Hard Drive Overheats
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    17" MBP 2.6 GHz Intel core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, 185 GB HD
    Exclamation LaCie Rugged Hard Drive Overheats
    My LaCie hard drive heats up in a matter of minutes and in about a half an hour (even when idle) the warning thing will pop up telling me that i removed something unsafely and that next time I should eject it first... well i didn't remove it, it failed. I go to pick up my LaCie and it's hot enough to kill a moose.

    Any suggestions?
    17" Mac Book Pro 3, 1
    1 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4 GB of RAM
    GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB

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    LaCie Rugged Hard Drive Overheats
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    Is it still under warranty? If it is, call LaCie and ask for a RMA - that drive is about to fail. Remove everything from it by copying to another drive as soon as you can. I don't know if you'll be successful in getting everything backed up before the drive overheats completely and shuts down for good.

    The overheating could be caused by a defective component on the controller board. Possibly the drive input power supply.

    Regards.

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