Ok, here’s a new one. I couldn’t find any mentions of a similar problem.
My MyBookLive has been running OK for several months now. Other than some initial problems getting the first firmware update, it has been great.
Today I decided to just check the unit physically, and found it with no light at all on the front.
I tried to access some files from it, and it that worked fine. I tried to start the dashboard from the system tray icon and it failed, but this wasn’t that surprising as I see that more often than not. I started the UI via the IP address and saw that there was a firmware update available. So I tried to get that to fire off and it failed. I tried again and it worked, although it took a long time to complete. At the end I noticed that the date and time were off by a couple of days.
During the update the LED came on red. At the end of the update, it went blank. I rebooted the MBL using the restart option from the dashboard and it seems to work OK, but no LED lights are on. The date and time updated themselves.
I think that the LED(s) have gone bad. My theory is that there is a red, blue and green LED and when it was supposed to go “white” all three were supposed to be on. But if the blue and green LEDs are both dead, then it would have just appeared RED.
I repeat that I have not seen any file problems with the device, and other than having to try the firmware update twice, it’s behaving fine.
I will try shutting it down and doing a full re-power start, but I wondered if anybody here had seen a problem like this?