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Thread: Cannot get into restoration mode - please help

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    Cannot get into restoration mode - please help


    I uploaded the latest Oleg firmware yesterday and configured it. it all worked fine. Today I turn on the WL-Hdd and it won't boot...

    The power leds is on, the hdd led flashes for half a second then nothing...
    Cannot ping the device, cannot access it.

    But worst of all I cannot get it into restoration mode.
    If I press the button while connecting the power cable, nothing happens, the power led doesn't start flashing (like it did yesterday when I flashed Oleg's latest) The orange network light is on.

    I even started looking for the AMD chip to clear the flash, like mentioned somewhere on this forum, but my device doesn't seem to have an AMD chip, or i cannot recognize it...

    Can anyone please help me get my WL-Hdd back to life?



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    Russian Federation
    As for FLASH chip - it's labeled with MX logo. The pinout is the same, as AMD flash has.
    As for restoration mode: you need to push the button before applying a power and release it once led starts flashing.

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    The problem with restoration is that the led doesn't start flashing when I prees the button before applying power.
    Have you ever seen this before?

    Can you tell me where pin 1 on the MX chip is?
    Do you think it will help if I short pin 10 with the ground, or is my problem of a different kind?

    Thank you,


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    it's labeled with triangle on the PCB and with a dot on the chip itself.

    I could not remotely diagnose your problem. Try playing with pin 10...

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    I tried this myself few weeks ago and I wasn't able to get my WL-HDD with Olegs firm in restauration mode... nothing happens when pushing the button while plugging in the power cable.

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    So, I managed to get the WL-HDD into restoration mode by grounding pin 10.
    I uploaded an official Asus firmware using the restoration software.

    However, the problem persists. I am still unable to see the device. Getting into restoration mode using the button still doesn;t work.

    Do you have any clue what could be wrong with my device, or how to fix it?



  7. #7
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    Russian Federation
    You've to flash clearnvram firmware.

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    Thumbs up Success!

    Hi Oleg,

    Thanks you very much. This worked like a charm.
    I flashed this clearnvram, and the button started working.
    I went into restoration mode again and flashed, and now the device is working fine again.

    You have been a great help, owe you one!

    Last edited by Robert10; 12-10-2005 at 11:35.

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