Hi' i just purchased your hard drive & am attempting to install it but can't get the blue led to come on.the drive came with 2 cables ( beside the power cable).there is a grey telephone type cable that fits the drive perfectly but does not fit anywhere on my processor.( Dell Inspiron 530). there is a black push on cable that fits drive & processor loosely. i am trying to use the black cable but the blue led on the drive won't come on.Do you have any suggestions? my telephone # is 604-526-1761.( Pacific Daylight Saving time).
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I think the solution is: the grey telephone type cable goes into your telephone line, to your 'hard drive', which I think is a modem. Than, there is a bigger cable going from the modem to your computer; There must be a connector, on both end, bigger than the one for the telephone type. And finally, there is a power cable connected to your modem.
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Turn off the LinkStation.
Turn the LinkStation on with holding down the function button. The function LED will flash blue.
Press the function button again while the LED is flashing.
The status LED will flash blue. It will start flashing amber when initialization begins.
If your computer can still accept reinstalling the operating system, try it. Otherwise, your hard disk drive is damaged and cannot be reformated and cannot be repair but still you can purchase new hard disk.
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.
Yes, I just had the same problem. All you need to do is go to safe mode on your computer, search for the file "QSFSltr.sys" and delete that filthy *******. From there you have too choices. 1: use your warranty to get the money back for the **** you bought, with no ability to get support from the company.2: Use it, and don't download any of iomegas software in the future. (can still be used as plug-and-play)
If the failed hard disk drive is replaced with the exact same capacity, RPM and make of hard drive, then the array can be rebuilt. Raid 0 cannot be rebuilt as each drive contains half of the data, If RAID 1 then can be rebuilt as data on each drive is an exact copy. However if combination of RAID 0 and RAID 1 then can be rebuilt. It's best really to handel this hands on, I recommend taking it to a computer technicianespecially if the information on it is important.
have you got another hard drive to test against whether your hard drive is working properly.if not try re-installing windows again ensuring that you use the full reformat not the quick one.make sure you are selecting the drive that you are replacing ,c,.is usually the default number used.any probs get back to me.