HP Media Vault - Power on / fan on / front panel indicators off
When I power on my Media Vault 500GB it does not boot. The fan is running "audible", the on button LED is ON, the network indicator LED on rear of unit is ON, non of the top front panel indicator LED light or flash. This unit was operational, shut down, then fail at the power on.
Re: HP Media Vault - Power on / fan on / front panel...
I read a bunch of material found on the web. Primarily this led me to believe that the Lynix flash OS has some issues (to say the least). After carefully testing out the mom board voltages I decided that there was probably a software boot issue.
I read this at k0lee.com/mediavault/ "The MV1 has a hard reset
which severs the tie to the startup.sh script that calls any of the installed
software." The material on this site also indicated that the stored files would not be affected by a hard reset. So what the heck... nothing to lose. I unplugged the power, pressed the reset button and then applied power. Held the reset button for > 5 seconds. Held my breath for 30 seconds and the disk light started to flash on the front indicator panel. After a minute or two of that, the OK light came on. I pressed the power button on the front panel and the it responded. Another miracle? Hmmm. The MV shut down. I connected to the LAN and powered back on. Every thing worked fine.
I guess... there was a space issue / startup parameter corruption / enemy electron in the mix that was passed over with the hard reset at start up. Since there is on access to the OS boot process, (or source code) this is pure speculation. Although, it is reasonable speculation. Chao!
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The drive will not update itself automatically. You will have to download the firmware update and update it yourself. You may also want to get the latest Manager software that is Windows 7 compatible.
Firmware Version 2.064:
Iomega Home Storage Manager (Windows)
The blue indicator light is the Drive Capacity LED - Displays drive capacity information without logging into the administration tool.
a) Off: Drive is below 70% full.
b) Flashing blue: Device busy. Drive Starting up or shutting down.
c) Solid blue: Warning! Drive is over 70% full.
d) Solid orange: Caution! Drive is over 85% full.
e) Flashing orange: Critical! Drive is over 95% full.
f) Alternating Blue/yellow: DHCP Server Unavailable. Your Home Media Network Hard Drive was not able to get an IP address. Check the network connections and router settings.
The white indicator light is the Status/Activity LED - Indicates the Home Media Drive's power and drive activity status.
a) Solid white: Drive powered up and ready.
b) Flashing white: Drive in use, transferring data (reading / writing).
c) Solid red: Drive not ready/Drive Failure.
d) Alternating white/red: Boot device not found.
Mine is the same. Powered down over Xmas. Powered it up and the disks spin up but no lights.
Emailed WD. They sent me a bunch of standard test stuff. Nothing helped.
I ended up taking the two 500G drives out and putting them in my computer. The first one I tried (B) would not allow the PC to start!!!
The second one I tried (A) was found correctly in the BIOS. The XP disk manager found it but couldn't identify the file format.
I put the A drive (only) back in, powered it up and voila ... it worked.
Looks like the B drive failed. Now to go buy a relacement drive for B!
WD 10000D033 WorldBook
2 x 500GB drives setup to mirror
Computers do not like being dropped especially when it is powered up and running. It can do a heaps of damage.
If the hard drive in the computer makes a clicking sound and it won't boot up and/or an error message says it cannot find the hard disk or operating system, then the hard disk is damaged beyound repair.
With luck if the hard disk is only damaged then you can replace the hard drive and install Windows on the new hard drive with the device drivers and your programs. Your data on the old hard drive is gone unless you backed up your data onto CD, flash drive etc.
Hmmm, reseting worked on mine. Identical symptoms except light stayed blue, not red. Unable to power down. Before trying to get the drive working I got the data off using the procedure in the second post of this thread:
You need a linux system running. Maybe a live cd will do. I installed on an old IDE drive I had.
I then rest the decive using this procedure from Lacie and my drive is working again. Worthless though, because I can't trust it.
The procedure below will reset the 2Big Network to factory settings: IMPORTANT NOTE: Following the procedure below can ERASE ALL DATA on the drive. Prior to following these directions, verify important data is stored securely on a different storage device. Switch the drive OFF. Once it has shut down, ensure the power switch remains in the OFF position. If the drive is in the SAFE mode, move the RAID switch to the BIG mode. PRESS AND HOLD the button on the front. MOVE the power switch to the ON position. The light on the front of the drive will start blinking. Once the light stops blinking, RELEASE the front button. When released, it will begin BLINKING AGAIN. When it stops, PRESS AND HOLD the front button. The light will begin to blink again. When the light stops blinking, RELEASE the button. The drive is now resetting itself. Switch the RAID selector back to SAFE if desired. To
restore data if it was lost during the process, recreate the shares and
users on the unit prior to the reset. Any firmware updates applied will
need to be applied again.
Hi, You have the answer in your question. I have checked the PC specification and you are right, it uses PC2700 memory. Therefore you need to install PC2700 memory. PC3200 memory will be the wrong speed and will not be supported.