Getting Help

 

If you are having issues with your product, first consult the troubleshooting topics below. If the problem persists, refer to http://www.seagate.com/support/warranty-and-replacements/limited-consumer-warranty/ to understand your warranty rights and responsibilities.

 

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Troubleshooting topics

 

The 4-bay Rackmount NAS will not turn on.

 

Q: Can you confirm that the NAS is receiving power?
A: Make sure the power cord is properly connected, then push the power button until the status LED turns on.

 

Q: Have you connected a USB storage device?
A: The NAS may be attempting to boot from it. Unplug the device and try to reboot the system.

 

Q: Does the motherboard battery need to be replaced?
A: A non-functioning motherboard battery could prevent the system from booting. To check if this is the problem, connect a monitor, mouse, and keyboard to the NAS and reboot. If the display reads “CMOS Checksum Error”, the motherboard battery may be the cause of the problem. Contact LaCie support for confirmation and help.

 

Q: Is there a problem with the power supply?
A: Connect a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and turn your product on. If you don't see anything on the monitor and the LEDs remain off, the NAS's power supply unit may be damaged. Contact Seagate support if you believe that the power supply has failed.

 

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The 4-bay Rackmount NAS turns off when I connect a USB device.

 

Q: Did the product turn off as soon as the USB device and the 4-bay Rackmount NAS's USB port came into contact?
A: The USB device may have caused a short circuit. Unplug any USB devices you have connected since the failure and reboot the product.

 

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The 4-bay Rackmount NAS is unresponsive.

 

Q: Have you tried to restart the system?
A: Shut down the NAS using NAS OS or, if you cannot access the NAS OS administration tool, push the front button. If nothing happens after a few minutes, then force the NAS to turn off by pressing and holding the front button for more than four seconds. Once off, restart the product by pushing and immediately releasing the front button. Note that this is not recommended under standard conditions as it may result in data loss.

 

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The 4-bay Rackmount NAS is overheating.

 

Q: Is the ambient temperature too high? Is the air output blocked? Are several fans malfunctioning? 

A: If the ambient temperature is below 95˚F/35˚C and the fan output is cleared, you may have one or several malfunctioning fans. Contact Seagate technical support for confirmation.

 

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I am not certain if the NAS firmware should be updated.

 

Q: Where can I check the firmware version?
A: Navigate to the NAS OS Support page and review Firmware.

 

Q: How do I know if the firmware is the latest version?
A: The NAS OS automatically checks for updates and will prompt you when new firmware is available.