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Author Topic: Downgrade 1.3 to 1.2a failed, endless reboot, how to unbrick??  (Read 5012 times)

SilkyShark

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Downgrade 1.3 to 1.2a failed, endless reboot, how to unbrick??
« on: February 11, 2010, 04:20:05 PM »

I had lots of issues with 1.3 firmware, my 343 froze and had to be powered off, I finally downgraded after seeing the thread here indicating that the 1.3 firmware was the cause.
The flash never said that the process complete, I waited over night, still not done so I had to restart and I got into a endless reboot cycle.
I have removed all disks, pressed the reset button, shaken the box, restarted it upside down and prayed to the magic powers, no success.
Is there anyway to reinstall firmware using the USB drive and a magic file name?
anyway to unbrick??
Any help appreciated, I can not find any good threads here, but maybe I do not know what search terms to use.

Thanks a lot!
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ViviOrunitia

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Re: Downgrade 1.3 to 1.2a failed, endless reboot, how to unbrick??
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 05:35:53 AM »

I don't know about unbricking, but I would stay away from the 1.2a firmware.

I downgraded in the hopes it would be more stable, and needed support for 1.5 drives (so vanilla 1.2 wouldn't work).

A day or two later I lost raid 5 volume.
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SilkyShark

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Re: Downgrade 1.3 to 1.2a failed, endless reboot, how to unbrick??
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 03:13:39 PM »

I lost the box .....
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SilkyShark

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Re: Downgrade 1.3 to 1.2a failed, endless reboot, how to unbrick??
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 01:51:11 AM »

Is this a official forum? I.e. are there any D-link people reading this? There must be a way to unbrick? please answer!!!
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MikeR2

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Re: Downgrade 1.3 to 1.2a failed, endless reboot, how to unbrick??
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 10:14:16 AM »

Have you tried customer support?
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SilkyShark

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Re: Downgrade 1.3 to 1.2a failed, endless reboot, how to unbrick??
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 06:35:24 PM »

No, I do not like sitting in telephone queues waiting. but i guess I must try ....
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ECF

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Re: Downgrade 1.3 to 1.2a failed, endless reboot, how to unbrick??
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 08:52:22 AM »

Your only options to boot the device are to power it on and try resetting the unit. If the unit crashed while updating the firmware and will not boot now it looks like its dead unless a reset recovers it. It may have partially or loaded or bugged code, if so it wont boot and the device needs to be booted to reload any firmware.
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