08-15-2010 10:31 AM
We updated our Linkstation to version 1.34 and found that we could no longer stream files through our Xbox. We decided to try and roll-back the firmware to 1.31 and since then have been unable to access the NAS.
We are now getting a rapid blue flashing power light when we switch on. We have tried pressing the Function button to get it into EM mode but it just then starts flashing with 6 red lights.
We have tried doing a TFTP boot but are not sure that we are using the correct version (LS.1 is the one we tried) We managed to get the message "blocks served" but then the drive would not be recognised by either LSUpdater or NAS Navigator.
It is accepting requests on 192.168.11.150 but we can't Ping it or make a connection with it.
Can anyone help us with this one as we seem to have done everything possible to get it working again!!!
P.S We have managed to gain access to it by physically removing the hard drive and connecting via Linux and have retrieved all the data from it.
Thanks in anticipation!
08-15-2010 03:04 PM
Try the TFTP again (the blocks being served is an indication you have the right software) and the a force firmware update with the "Rebuild Partition Table" option enabled (since you got the data backed up) with the 1.31 firmware. However, it has been stated that XBOX is not a legitimate DLNA client, so it's not really something I would say is supported, but you did have it working previously so rolling back to 1.31 via the steps I just mentioned might work. Good luck to you :)
08-15-2010 03:59 PM
Thanks for the reply.
We have tried forcing the firmware but it is saying "linkstation not found". We have even tried altering the updater so that it ignores version number and goes into Debug mode. Whatever we do, we can't get either Nas navigator or LSupdater to recognise the Linkstation.
08-15-2010 04:11 PM
Firewall software running at all? Which OS?
08-15-2010 04:21 PM
We are running Bitdefender (disabled) but we have run the PC in safe mode with networking as well and this made no difference. The OS is Windows 7 Ultimate.
It's stressing us out as we have trawled the forums and tried everything!
08-15-2010 04:32 PM
With Bitdefender disabled it may have re-instated the Windows firewall (as it's disabled to prevent "firewall double up") but if you're able to make ping requests to the device the firmware updater should find it. Provided, of course you have the correct updater. Which version did you download?
08-15-2010 04:41 PM
All virus checkers and firewalls have definately been disabled. We have been using the TFTP Boot Recovery LS-XL 1.00 . We weren't sure if this is the right one for the LS-XHL. We have read that the LS-CH is similar but the FTP site went down before we could download it.
08-15-2010 04:51 PM
The LS-CH TFTP boot is for the LS Live. You have an LS Pro, but I was asking which firmware you have downloaded not the TFTP software.
08-15-2010 05:01 PM
Hmmmm, if the device is receiving ping requests it should be responding to a firmware update. If all of the countermeasure software is disabled then the PC should be communicating to any ports necessary on the NAS without hindrance. Furthermore, the TFTP boot serves the blocks required. Is the device able to boot into EM mode?