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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:00 pm 
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I have been happily using my LS NAS for 3 years now and suddenly it decides to quickly flash the Blue LED at the top front of the box and I can no longer find it on my network.

Am I in big trouble or is this something I can sort out as I do not wish to lose my date on the HD?

I have tried switching it on and off a few times but to no avail.

I'm a bit of a novice on NAS's so any help would be gratefully received.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:23 pm 
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Is it a constant blinking, or does it have different timings
(means: some blink is longer or shorter than the one before)?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:55 pm 
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It's a constant fast blinking, about 4 per second.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:49 pm 
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So something during the startup is failing.
Did you tried to use LSUpdater to lookup your LS?
LSUpdater is part of a firmware image package for your
box. Maybe you still have the one you used to update
the firmware last time (you did update the firmware
somewhen, didn't you?), then take this one.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:31 am 
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Oh dear, firmware updating is not something that comes naturally to me.
Being of the older generation I work on the principal of 'If it's not broke, don't fix it' and I must admit that it is still in the same state as when it came out of the box.
I now know that I should have done.
I suspect from what you have said, it may be a bit late to start now but I'm still hoping that it can be fixed.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:17 am 
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OK. That is not a real problem and your attitude is not wrong
either (don't fix what's not broken).
First determine which EXACT model you have (maybe take the
forums wiki to do the research).
http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Main_Page
Don't rely on names. Buffalo "reuses" marketing names for completely
different hardware.
If you have the exact model, lookup the firmware which was
recent three years ago. If you can't find a firmware from three
years ago, take the most recent one.
Try to update the firmware (but do not repartition the box, or
you will loose your data). The default when updating the firmware
is WITHOUT repartitioning. So as long as you do not force a
repartition, you should be save (although I can not give you any
kind of guaranty, because I have not coded the LSUpdater myself).

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