Yesterday I noticed the front panel of the MyCloud was not lighting up blue like it normally is. So I checked to make sure everything is working properly. Rebooted unit with no luck. Unplugged unit and restarted with no luck I do get the white light when rebooting but as soon as reboot happens it goes blank but everything other then that is fine. I suppose I can live with that - and YES, I made sure my LED’s are ON in the UI. Bums me out that the blue led burns out after only 3 years of use. Oh well.
So…I did research this and saw an article where this one guy SSH in using Putty and added a command line to make the power on button green. I followed the standard way by setting SSH on in my UI. Then opened Putty, entered in the ip of the MyCloud, ticked SSH - then entered “root” as user and “welc0me” as password. This is where his instructions and Putty’s instruction vary. Putty’s instructions say I will then be presented with entering a NEW password and then reentering it again to set my own secure SSH password. Well, that option does not come up, but instead the following line:
So after the # I typed the following: #nano /usr/local/sbin/ledConfig.sh
This should have brought up a way for me to change the colors and it did not. I am doing something wrong and need help. Here are the instruction I went by in another thread:
I’ve found the problem is caused by HW so the only choice is replacing it by a rarely used color like Green (which makes more sense by the way)
there are 2 solutions to replace the off LED by green.
ssh to the Mycloud.
add below text to the end of the file, then CTRL+X, then Y and then Enter to save the file:
echo green > /sys/class/leds/system_led/color
this way, when the HDD Starts, after a few seconds of being off, the green LED will remain on.
2:(The accurate way):
SSH to mycloud
Then replace all “Blue” words with “green” for below line:(i’ve already replaced “blue” with “green”)
LED_NORMAL_COLOR=( “green” “green” “green” “green” “green” “green” “green” “off” “green” “green” “green” “green” “green” “green” “green” “white” “white”)
then CTRL+X, then Y and then Enter to save the file.
To verify, you can reboot the HDD through the webui.
This way the system will simply replace the blue with green.
Can anybody give me step by step how to achieve this without pulling my hair out? Thanks