Author Topic: 7 flahing error light  (Read 678 times)

flyfish0348

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7 flahing error light
« on: October 11, 2019, 08:04:43 am »
I attempted to update drives in LS421de and this flashing ling started.  Nasnavigator2 does not see the NAS now.  Reinstalled the original drives and have the same error.
I tried a second set of factory fresh drive and have the same error

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Re: 7 flahing error light
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 08:52:24 am »
7 red flashes usually means it can't read the drive/boot partition, this is not unusual for blank drives though it would be troubling for drives that used to work unless you wiped or something.

This can also if there is something wrong with the power adapter, particularly if you're not using the one that came with it. If it doesn't have enough power it could fail to spin up the drives.

There is a post pinned to the top of the storage forum describes how to set up a device starting from blank drives which should help you:
http://forums.buffalotech.com/index.php?topic=30419.0

The ls421de in particular has a pretty easy setup procedure, check out:
https://www.buffalotech.com/knowledge-base/Initial-Setup-of-LinkStation-421DE-or-441DE-Diskless-Enclosure

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Re: 7 flahing error light
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 06:00:50 am »
Got everything fixed.   I now realize I had problems with the drives.  Installed new drive and went through the setup and thing are good again.  Thanks for the replies and the links.