One day, I found that all 4 of my WDTV Live boxes kept re-booting. One day they worked, then they didn’t. These 4 boxes usually have access to 8 NASs .
I read up on a few topics. One suggested to reset the boxes, either by the re-set button, or, if you are lucky enough, to get to the main screen and get into the setup section. I did a full reset on 1 box, but I had to reset all my preferences (layout, background picture, etc.) and re-establish all my network favourites.
Then, I came across an article suggesting to remove the Accuweather app, again, if you can get to the main screen. But my boxes never got that far.
So I decided to try something. I unplugged my RJ45 network cable and then did a re-boot. I got in to the main screen! I went to the setup>system>device reset and selected “Reset All Online Service Accounts”. After I selected that, the box re-booted. During the re-boot, I plugged the RJ45 cable back in. This time, I got in, no problem. AND, most of my settings and parameters were still there except for the AccuWeather app, which was disabled.
I also had to go through all my settings to make sure I’ll connect to my “workgroup” and had to tweak a couple of other parameters, before I tested the box by re-booting.
Not sure why this happened, maybe AccuWeather changed something in their connectivity protocol(s)… whatever. I liked the app, but it’s not necessary to the functioning of the box.
P.S. You can still find the WDTV Live boxes on Amazon. I just bought 2 in 2020. It came with a remote but no cables (so what…I use the HDMI port, and there’s audio on that).
Hope this helps those with a constant re-boot problem.