So my Lacie external drive (d2 320GB) died on me with the old blinky power supply thing. As this had happened before I thought, ok I’ll just get a new power supply and I’ll be back in business. This of course was not to be, this drive had something much more sinister in mind. It turns out that the power part of the internal board had decided to give up the ghost. So being the geek that I am I took the thing apart.
Disassembly was actually relatively easy. I removed 2 screws (one being under the warranty label) and the inner tray slid right out. I disconnected the power and SATA, and then wrestled it into my cluttered desktop case. Powered the machine up and it was alive! 😀