A few days ago my 5N powered itself down. I blew out a little dust, scratched my head and powered it back up. It seemed ok but later that day it had powered off again
Attempting to bring it up now hangs on boot. I have removed the drives and the behavior is the same. I have unplugged and left powered off overnight and the behavior is the same.
The power LED is constant green, the bay lights are constant yellow (even with the drives inserted) and as the device boots, it flashes the blue lights in sequence and then attempts to “load” the blue lights from left to right. It gets as far as the 5th blue light from the left (essentially the middle-ish blue light) and stops. That 5th blue light stays constantly lit and the system goes no further.
Another interesting symptom is that the power button will not halt the system, even if held down for 45 seconds or so.
I’ve got my disk pack tucked safely away waiting for me to figure this out. I was originally just going to replace it but that’s a tall order right now, obviously.
any thoughts on identifying the failure are greatly appreciated…
Have a great day!