My WDTV Live Hub began taking 5 to 10 minutes to boot up after every power down several months ago. I deleted about half of my library, hoping that would speed things up, to no avail. I finally discovered the tips to replace the battery inside of the device and completed this with a brand new battery yesterday. I plugged it back in and, naturally after a complete loss of power, it took a while to boot back up but then all seemed to be functioning normally.
However, upon powering down the device, I noticed that it was no longer connected to the network (even though it was still plugged into power and ethernet). I turned it back on and it still takes 5 to 10 minutes to boot. It appears that it loses all settings upon turning it off. So now if I want to conveniently access my device from either itself or the network (my PC and my WDTV Live streaming box), I need to have it powered on 24/7. Can anyone think of anything I should try so that I may salvage my device?
Also, yes, I have searched through the alternative products that are now available but I am not very tech saavy nor do I need a fancy streamer. I just want to access my local library on my TV via remote control and be able to access it from my like-new WDTV Live streaming box in another room. I know that an eventual replacement is inevitable but I’m feeling overwhelmed. Thanks in advance for any help and advice.