LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Firmware Rollback

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If you are ever in need to rollback the firmware on your LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini. Here is how to do it…

There are two ways to reset this unit to its default settings:

Web browser method

-Go to the Configuration page in the Web Admin
-Click on the blue button next to Updates
-On the next page, click on the blue button next to Updates Log.
-Click on the "Remove all the updates" link on the bottom-right of the page.

The product should now be reset to its factory default settings.

Hardware method

-When pushing the power button to switch the drive ON, keep holding the power button until the blue LED of the power button starts to flicker and then release the button.
-Then, after 1 or 2 seconds the button's LED should flicker with another rhythm.
-Push the button again. After a few seconds, the LED will flicker again but with a third different rhythm. Release the button.
-If the drive turns off then the power button was held in two long during the last step, please try again if the drive powers off.

The product should now be reset to its factory default settings.

Thanks to Jeff from LaCie's tech support for the info.

I had to rollback because of compatibility problems with the UPnP-AV media server and the latest firmware for my D-Link DSM-520 MediaLounge.

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Henning

Dec 1, 2007

Thank you very much for sharing this info! I had an password accident today and wasn't able to log into my drive...

I say a prayer for you this night! :-)

Have i mentioned before?: THX THX THX!!!11


LoCusF

Mar 7, 2008

Hi,

I think I missed something or then my own lacie ethernet disk mini is too old for the default factory reset. I have the 320 GB version without the UPNP and I don't see another flickering after the hard reset.

Randall D

Apr 19, 2008

Hey Eric,

Thanks for the tip. Tell me, have you been succesfully using the D-Link media lounge to play media from the mini>? From other pages on your blog it seems the answer is yes. I'm considering buying one and I wanted to know how easily the setup from MediaLounge to Mini works.

Also, do you know of any way to stream video and audio back to the PC using the medialounge or is truly only one way and therefore the other solutions are Happauge or Slingbox? (to set up a DVR).

Thanks,

Randall

Erik C. Thauvin

Apr 21, 2008

Randall,

Yes, I've been using my Ethernet Disk Mini with both a DSM-520 and DSM-320RD since I bought it. Works like a charm. Setup is as simple as can be.

I did experience a bit of a problem where the MediaLounge(s) would treat the mini media server as an XBox and things would go funky. The solution to that problem is to change (and lock, once it works) the IP address of the mini. Haven't had a single problem since.

I believe you can use the latest MediaLounge (DSM-750) as a Windows Media Center extender.

Hope this helps,

E.

Elio

May 20, 2008

Thanks for the tip!! I was desperated tryng to reset it!

kitap özetleri

May 21, 2008

Thanks for the tip!! I was desperated tryng to reset it too

Steve

Oct 4, 2008

I've got a problem with my lacie ethernet disk mini v.2. It powers up but doesn't boot up. I can't access it via ethernet or USB so I can't copy off my 90GB music collection - which I'm terrified of losing. The power button does nothing. It switches straight on when plugged in, and I can't do a hard reset - it's like its onboard software is corrupted or missing. If I send it to LaCie to repair they'll probably format it as part of the repair process - I'm hoping that they can just restore the software and leave the data.

Has anyone got any advice? If so, please email me because I'm really desperate and stressed!!!

thanks in advance

Erik C. Thauvin

Oct 4, 2008

Steve,

A good friend of mine had the exact same problem. We emailed LaCie and they said it was most likely the power supply. They sent us a new one which fixed the problem right up.

Apparently there are big issues with the power supply, mine had to be replaced too. I did have to send my disk back to LaCie. It came back fully reformatted with a new firmware.

Hope this helps,

E.

Mario

Dec 2, 2008

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Jan Hendrik Rufer

Dec 12, 2008



The following works on my lacie ethernet disk mini:

Hardware method
-When pushing the power button to switch the drive ON, keep holding the power button until the blue LED of the power button starts to flicker and then release the button.
-Then, after 1 or 2 seconds the button's LED should flicker with another rhythm.
-Push the button again. After a few seconds, the LED will flicker again but with a third different rhythm. Release the button.
-If the drive turns off then the power button was held in two long during the last step, please try again if the drive powers off.

The product should now be reset to its factory default settings.

as outlined above!

THNX

Dee

Feb 5, 2009

Thanks for that - I bought one second hand that didn't respond at all! Works fine now. I assume the seller bummed an upgrade and was hoping to get shut easily.

Algirdas

Mar 16, 2009

Hi everyone

I bought Ethernet mini disk few months ago, and I stuck with IP problem, I tried to make a hardware reset for the device, but it doesn't work, only after trying to reset to factory default I can't shutdown device, I have to disconnect the power.

please help.

rach

Aug 15, 2009

Hi,
I've got a problem with my lacie ethernet disk mini. It powers up but doesn't boot up. I can't access it via ethernet or USB so I can't get access to my photos and videos.

If I do a hard reset using the technique specified - will I lose all my media content?

Thanks in advance

Erik C. Thauvin

Aug 15, 2009

rach,

You won't lose any data doing a firmware rollback.

E.

jorge

Nov 6, 2009

bjr moi mon problème c que j'ai beau appuyer sur le bouton sa ne fonction pas

sa ne clignote pas :(
aider moi svp

jorge

Nov 6, 2009

toujours pas de réponse je commence a désespère

snif

jorge b

Nov 6, 2009

bjr c me my problem that I could push the button its not its only function is not flashing : (
help me please

Asmodeo

Nov 8, 2009

The web admin

software will not show any documents on the

media section anymore , I've tried the 'rebuild Database' option but still won't show anything.

Will it work If I reset the unit to factory settings?

Thanks

Asmodeo

Nov 8, 2009

I've Reseted the Unit, now I get a 'Broken Share' in the share TaB and my files won't even show in windows Is there any way I could fix this?

Thanks

Erik C. Thauvin

Nov 11, 2009

Asmodeo:

I believe you have to re-create your share using the same names, etc.

Hope this helps,

E.

Lewis

Dec 2, 2009

Thanks for the information on hardware reset dude! Some how i had also forgot my username and password :)

Matt

Jul 29, 2010

Hardware method isn't working with my lacie.. Ledlight starts to flicker but the rhythm never changes.

Help please!

Thank you!!