Author Topic: Linkstation LS CH2 blinking red light three times fresh install  (Read 6575 times)

danstweeting

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Linkstation LS CH2 blinking red light three times fresh install
« on: January 14, 2012, 10:57:14 am »

Hi I just bought a 2 TB drive followed all the instructions and the drive is not working.

The drive is intermittently available and but then blinks three times with the red light.

 

I have manully downloaded and installed the latest fireware to 1.5.

I'm on windows 7.

 

I have tried reinstalling the same issue occurs.  

 

I need some help as to why this would happen as the user guide does not mention this

I will need to send it back if I don't get any answers as i have already invested too much time in somehting that should have just worked out of the box.  I don't have a complicated set up just bog standard wireless network 1 pc 1 xbox 

 

 

Kind Regards,

Dan 


coops74

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Re: Linkstation LS CH2 blinking red light three times fresh install
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 01:07:49 pm »
I've a similar problem. I have 3 flashing red lights though the unit functions. If I log in to the web console and kick off a check disk it fails after about 10minutes and reboots the unit.

coops74

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Re: Linkstation LS CH2 blinking red light three times fresh install
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 02:09:57 pm »
I've upgraded firmware to 1.56. What do you mean by restoring through the interface?

danstweeting

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Re: Linkstation LS CH2 blinking red light three times fresh install
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 02:07:31 am »

thanks for the advise. I erased and retored and now a blue light will unplug it for the day and then plug it in later and see if it works when I attempt to copy files across again.

 


coops74

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Re: Linkstation LS CH2 blinking red light three times fresh install
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 03:09:51 pm »
Restore - nothing. Erase and reformat - nothing. Few hours turned off and things appear ok. What has happened? Is this a reliable fix or likely to reappear?

coops74

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Re: Linkstation LS CH2 blinking red light three times fresh install
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 02:14:53 pm »
The red lights are back. Does the unit have any debug options?

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Re: Linkstation LS CH2 blinking red light three times fresh install
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 05:50:10 am »
The HDD is faulty, if it's still under warranty then get a replacement. Debug options won't help in this case.
PM me for TFTP / Boot Images / Recovery files  LSRecovery.exe file.