Now, this post refers to a "Buffalo Linkstation Duo". Mine happens to be a Linkstation 421e (or 421ED), with installable drives of your choosing.
NOTE: I performed these steps because I had placed new, unformatted drives in here. Neither I nor the original article author can or will be held responsible for this content as applied to drives with existing data. Please proceed at your own risk.
Unbricking of a Buffalo LinkStation Duo
- Buffalo LinkStation DUO 1TB (LS-WXL/R1)
- 2x Samsung 500 GB Drives
I tried resetting to factory defaults (hold FUNCTION while powering on, then release and press once), but to no avail.
NASNavigator2 reported the device as in EM-Mode (Emergency) and requested a firmware update or a service call.LS-Updater would not update the firmware since it could not find the partitions.
So I removed the drives and connected them to my Windows PC with a USB-to-SATA-adapter. After removing all partitions, I inserted them back into the device.
The Function LED glows permanent red and now it was seriously bricked, since it had no operating system and it would not boot via TFTP.
[Flags] VersionCheck = 0 NoFormatting = 1 [SpecialFlags] Debug=1Start LS-Updater, it should find the device in EM-Mode. Open System Menu and go to Debug-Options.