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Re: [LinkStation_General] Re: How to open an HD-HGLAN 250 GB ?

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  • Ugarit Ebla
    Thank you James and Simeon I found this one where the harddrive does not need to be removed http://linkstationwiki.org/Articles/GeneralDisassemble ...
    Message 1 of 14 , Nov 22, 2005
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      Thank you James and Simeon

      I found this one where the harddrive does not need to
      be removed

      http://linkstationwiki.org/Articles/GeneralDisassemble

      --- James Stewart <wartstew@...> wrote:

      > Here is my pictorial on the subject:
      >
      >
      http://wartstew.homelinux.net/linkstation/Disassembly.html
      >
      >
      > Note however that most people take the time to peel
      > the front label
      > off and properly removing the front screws instead
      > of ripping them
      > out like I did (Hey I didn't know they were there at
      > the time).
      >
      > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Ugarit
      > Ebla
      > <ugaritebla@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Thanks James. BTW, do you know how to open an
      > > HD-HGLAN250GB? There is a pushable table on the
      > > bottom and top. I push them and nothing seems to
      > get
      > > loose.
      > >
      > > --- James Ronald <jronald@c...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Ugarit
      > > >
      > > > The term firmware is used very loosely in the
      > > > Linkstation world (I think
      > > > buffalo started it) and usually refers to all
      > the
      > > > software installed by the
      > > > buffalo installer. You are correct the actual
      > > > firmware is really just what
      > > > resides in the flash memory. Also, I doubt that
      >
      > > > your firmware is the
      > > > problem. If it is, you have what we call a
      > brick or
      > > > a door stop as there is
      > > > really nothing you can do to fix it. I believe
      > in
      > > > your case, and most
      > > > cases, the problem is most likely that software
      > did
      > > > not install correctly to
      > > > the hard drive and deleting the partitions and
      > > > reinstalling the software via
      > > > the installer fixes the problem 99% of the time.
      > In
      > > > regard to installing
      > > > Debian, I was just saying that so long as you
      > have
      > > > the case apart you may as
      > > > well install debian and be done with it. Once
      > you
      > > > have Debian installed
      > > > it's very easy to install any software packages
      > you
      > > > like. You also get to
      > > > setup the partitions anyway you like.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: "Ugarit Ebla" <ugaritebla@y...>
      > > > To: <LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 1:42 PM
      > > > Subject: Re: [LinkStation_General] HD-HGLAN 250
      > GB
      > > > has become a brick after
      > > > firmware update
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > > James:
      > > > >
      > > > > I don't understand why installing debian would
      >
      > > > solve
      > > > > the firmware issue. debian would go on the hd
      > but
      > > > the
      > > > > firmware would still be corrupt. Why would
      > > > deleting
      > > > > the partitians make it possible for me to
      > install
      > > > the
      > > > > firmware?
      > > > >
      > > > > --- James Ronald <jronald@c...> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >> Ugarit
      > > > >>
      > > > >> The easiest way is to open the linkstation up
      >
      > > > (see
      > > > >> "how to" in the files
      > > > >> section), connect the drive to another
      > computer
      > > > >> (Windows or Linux) and
      > > > >> delete all of the partitions on the drive.
      > Then
      > > > >> reconnect the drive to the
      > > > >> linkstation and reinstall the firmware. The
      > > > >> firmware installation will take
      > > > >> care of all the partitioning and such.
      > Sometimes
      > > > >> you need to keep rerunning
      > > > >> the firmware installer and each time it will
      > get
      > > > >> further. In the past I
      > > > >> have had to rerun it 3 times before it ran to
      >
      > > > it's
      > > > >> completion. Also I found
      > > > >> that IDE cable and power can be connected
      > without
      > > > >> removing the drive from
      > > > >> the case and connect to the secondary IDE
      > > > >> controller. Of course once you
      > > > >> have linkstation open you may as well install
      >
      > > > >> debian. The "how to" for that
      > > > >> is also in the file section.
      > > > >>
      > > > >> JR
      > > > >> ----- Original Message -----
      > > > >> From: "Ugarit Ebla" <ugaritebla@y...>
      > > > >> To: <LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > >> Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 7:02 AM
      > > > >> Subject: [LinkStation_General] HD-HGLAN 250
      > GB
      > > > has
      > > > >> become a brick after
      > > > >> firmware update
      > > > >>
      > > > >>
      > > > >> > My HD-HGLAN 250 GB (bought in the US) has
      > > > become a
      > > > >> > brick after firmware update.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > Ok I used
      > > > >> >
      > > > >>
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      http://linkstationwiki.org/downloads/openlink/hg-openlink-051b.zip
      >
      > > > >> > (It was what I think was Japanese) and all
      > > > seemed
      > > > >> to
      > > > >> > go well until the end and the I got an
      > error
      > > > and
      > > > >> now I
      > > > >> > get the five times blinking diag red light
      > :-(
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > I followed the instructions on
      > > > linkstationwiki.org
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > how do I restore the stock firmware?
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
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