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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:28 am 
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Morning

I have tried the official Buffalo forums, but they take far too long to reply and I am hoping to get some more joy here

I have an LS-CH500L ( in fact I have 4 ) and two of them are flashing red ( 6 blinks ) after 1/2 a day of use!

They have been updated to the UK 1.54 firmware version, worked for a while and now give me the 6 flashed.

I have tried putting them into EM mode and booting them using TFTP 1.06 on my computer, they take the 2 files, but that is as far as it goes, I still cannot see it in NasNavi and I am unable to get the firmware updater to see them!

If you can help me out I would be VERY grateful and would happily send some PayPal donations if this can be fixed.

Please help

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:56 am 
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If you really have a CHLv2 (mostly red Web interface), then
1.06 was the wrong version for TFTP recovery.
1.06 is for the CHLv1 (mostly blue Web interface), which has
different hardware than CHLv2.
Due to your last firmware being 1.54, you are forced to use
a TFTP recovery with files from firmware 1.52 at least. 1.5x
updated the uboot and broke the TFTP v1.24 which is available
for the CHLv2.
See this post for a link of a TFTP package with firmware 1.53:
http://forum.buffalo.nas-central.org/viewtopic.php?p=147233#p147233

Unfortunately Buffalo does NOT provide a TFTP package for
firmware > 1.5x themselfs yet.
But one can "create" its own current TFTP release by extracting
the necessary files (like Shonk did; see link above) from a current
firmware.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:45 pm 
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I have been working through and this is what I have done

Download TFTP 1.53 from the link provided

Run TFTP until the two files have been loaded

Waited for the LS to reboot and do some orange light fun!

LS then rebooted again with blue light flashing

Turn the switch to off position and wait for LS to turn off

Reconnected to my network and booted up LS

LS registers with my router and I am able to access using IP address ( All in Japanese! )

Currently doing a fresh FW force update to ensure all files are correct and will then test

THANKS GUYS


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:15 pm 
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The "orange light fun" is signaling a firmware update in progress.
The blinking blue afterwards is signaling a startup. It should be
followed by a steady blue light.
Sounds as if you did everything right so far.

Edit: Small recommendation from my side. Add an UPS (aka.
Uninterruptible Power Supply) to your LSs.
The LS Series is very sensitive to power outages. There is a
high chance that your problem came from such an incident.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:21 pm 
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The first LS has been rescued and is working fully again

I am working on the second one now


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:55 pm 
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THANK YOU

After a little bit of fiddling I managed to get the second Red Flash drive to work too and now have all 4 LS up and running!

This is certainly the forum board for help when it comes to the LS


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Ok.. i know it has been a LONG time since this thread has been posted on. But I needed a little assistance... first off your information on this thread has been very helpful. I two have the 6 red flashes. the TFTP does in fact work that you Linked on here. the drawback is now i can't find any 1.53 Updater out there to be able to run after i run the TFTP.

so... I guess I would either need a 1.53 updater if any one knows where i can get one OR a 1.60 TFTP... OR if i can make my own that would be nice too...

any suggestions..

i attempted (probably shouldn't have) to run the 1.60 updater after running the TFTP 1.53 on here but it just says.

"Could not confirm whether the partition exists.
Cannot update the firmware.

Firmware updating is aborted."


So.. if there are any suggestions up there i would be VERY happy. :up:


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