My Cloud Gen 1 Problems!

So i bought a diskless Cloud gen 1 from ebay added a drive with the firmware 3. something everything works fine except the cloud part! Yea i get it its an old firmware so i updated to the newest one and nothing works. ive done this 6 times now. some times i get on to the dashboard and it just hands for hours! (20 hours was my max test) sometimes it stuck on initializing device (40 hours plus ive tested this for)

So my question how can i

A. get the cloud part working with firmware 3.xxx
B or get it working with the new firmware 4.xxx

So far this is one of the worse bits of kit ive ever bought.

Bump no one has the same problems?

Search the forum (magnifying glass icon upper right) for “unbrick”. Lots of past discussion on how to unbrick a first gen My Cloud.

People have had good luck using Fox_exe’s unbrick directions for the first gen:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_6OlQ_H0PxVbzZac0plbkZKeGM/view

One can use one of the two firmware files for that unbrick process that are found in this link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_6OlQ_H0PxVNTN6c2F4SXEwQVU

ive done that about 8 times. everytime i get the same ■■■■. as ive posted above.

ive done this 6 times now. some times i get on to the dashboard and it just hangs for hours! (20 hours was my max test) sometimes it stuck on initializing device (40 hours plus ive tested this for)

Follow the steps exactly. I’ve used those directions several times without issue on my first gen My Cloud to install a number of different sized hard drives to the enclosure.

Use a Linux livecd/boot disc if possible. Ubuntu is one popular Linux distro that can be burned to a DVD or USB flash drive to boot a PC.

https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Ive not done it this way.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_6OlQ_H0PxVNTN6c2F4SXEwQVU

Do you have a English HowTo at all?

Yes, link was previously posted…
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_6OlQ_H0PxVbzZac0plbkZKeGM/view

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Ive done it exactly that way several times with issues everytime only after i plug it back in after the flash.

ill give this way a try will report back thanks.

Same problems. Flashing lights over and over.

have you restored from dashboard? Enable SSH let me fix it =)

its in the bin.