I have been using a MyBookLive for several monthes from now and it worked perfectly. However, soon after I configured an external acccess in order to be able to browse my photo from my mobile phone it suddenly stopped working. I wasn’t able to communicate with it anymore. I suspected at first a problem with my BPL plugs (I had many problems with them) so I was not really worried until I tried to fix the issue. I also suspected an IP conflict adresse since I had some weird messages on my PC saying that the name of my network drive (mapped to my MBLive) was already in use.
Here’s what I have done so far : I connected my MBLive directly through ethernet cable to my ADSL box in order to remove the BPL from the equation but it didn’t fix the problem.
Then I suspected an hardware problem so I checked my cables (tried differents ethernet cables and even swapped the power outlet with the on of my other MyBook (a older world edition, whith works perfectly) . I also tried the different ethernet outlet from the ADSL box and to lake sure I disconnected my other MBLWorld edition but Nothing worked.
Then I check the communication status on the backface leds; The link led is green so the device has a gigabit connection up and running. the activity led is blinkink so there is some traffic. Finally, and more importantly, the front led is blinking green, which means - according to the user manual - that the drive is currently reading or writing stuff ! **bleep** ?
From my PC, each time I click on the network drive icon i get a message saying that the name already exist on the network. So I distonnected the other MBworldedition from the network, removed all BPL plugs and restarted every thing. Same results. Then - suspecting an issue from the PC side, I decided to disconnect network drive with the intention to remap the drive. That’s the point where things got even worse for I was not able to remap the drive. The windows network discovery feature (I using seven - I know, I know) does not see the MBLive.
Lastly, I tried the very first reinstallation steps using the MBLive software but as I feared it didn’t detect the drive (the user manual states clearly that you have to wait for a stable green led in front of the device which never happens)
So to sum up things, my MBLive seems to do stuff but is not detected by my PC and I cannot communicate with it… What can I do next? doest it look an hardware issue to you ? or was my drive hacked and is now working on its own as a bot for some hacker ? (I know this sounds a bit paranoid :) )
Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated !