Blinking red on hdd, front led off

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fkafka
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Blinking red on hdd, front led off

Post by fkafka » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:59 pm

After 5 years my drive has some problems :)

In my case the front led stays off and the back hdd leds are blinking red,
which is not defined anywhere in the led messages I could find online.

I thought it was the fan and changed it to a new one but no joy.

I now ordered a new power supply and will try with that when it arrives.
The old power source does some funny noises if you listen closely, sounds
like a bad capacitor that doesn't hold the charge.

Did anybody encounted the same issue?

fvdw
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Re: Blinking red on hdd, front led off

Post by fvdw » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:46 pm

In any case the front led should come on or blink if you power up. If that doesn't happen then indeed it might be a power supply issue or another hardware failure

fkafka
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Re: Blinking red on hdd, front led off

Post by fkafka » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:49 pm

Good news! I got the new power supply and everything is working again like a charm!
Thanks @fvdw for your input.

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