Author Topic: LS-CH500L broken (flashing red light x7)  (Read 207 times)

JCB

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LS-CH500L broken (flashing red light x7)
« on: July 16, 2019, 10:10:26 am »
Disaster for me.

I have used this linkstation from new for years.  Today I relocated it in my office, including disconnecting the LAN cable and power supply and re-conencting both.  Upon re-starting it immediately is in the 7 flashing red light mode, which the online manual tells me is no hard drive found.  My PC cannot see the linkstation either, but I guess that is because the machine is not operational.  It is also making a hell of a racket.  I have switched the device on and off multiple times before, in fact in the last week.

I tried to re-install (I still have the original disk), but that is not compatible with Windows 10.  However I fear that if the linkstation will not even start to a steady state, that is not relevent.

So is there anything I can do.  Please don't shout but I have hugely important data on this device, that I don't have elsewhere.

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Re: LS-CH500L broken (flashing red light x7)
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 11:15:00 am »
Well - blow me down.  After looking at dozens of threads and fearing the worst.  I found this one:-

http://forums.buffalotech.com/index.php?topic=4038.15

I had managed to swap the power supply for my modem and linkstation over.  All working now - time to look at backing data up.

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Re: LS-CH500L broken (flashing red light x7)
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 11:21:14 am »
I'll have to remember that in the future. If you have a multimeter you could check the voltage on the bad supply to confirm that was the issue.

I assume you're already making a backup of this data just in case. It would be a shame to find out that the drive is dying and that the bad power supply was just a coincidence.