My Book Live and Duo LED Behavior


Checking the Front Panel LED

The following table describes the front panel LED behavior.

State Color Appearance State Description
Power Off None Displays if the drive is unplugged.
Power On Blue Solid Displays when you first apply power to the unit.
Boot Yellow Solid Drive has begun loading the Operating System (OS).
Attention Yellow Blink The following circumstances trigger this state:
o Disk thermal warning threshold exceeded (under or over temp)
o Network cable not inserted
Ready Green Solid The OS is now ready.
Activity Green Blink Unit is performing read or write commands to/from the Hard Drive Disk (HDD).
Fault/action required Red Solid The following faults trigger this state:
o Disk SMART failure
o Data Volume does not exist
o System Volume does not exist
o System thermal shutdown (75° C)
o Unsupported drive detected
Standby Blue Solid Unit is in HDD standby mode.
Software/firmware update White
(may look
somewhat
violet)
Solid Firmware is currently being updated.


Checking the Back Panel (Network) LEDs

The following table describes the network state and activity LEDs.

State LED Appearance State Description
Link down Link Off Cable or drive is not plugged in, or other end of link is not operational.
Link up — 100 Mbps Link Yellow Cable is plugged in, and both ends of the link have successfully established communications.
Network negotiated at 100 Mbps.
Link up — 1000 Mbps Link Green Cable is plugged in, and both ends of the link have successfully established communications.
Network negotiated at 1000 Mbps.
Link idle Activity Off Active communication is not in progress.
Link busy Activity Green - Blinks Active communication is in progress.

For help with factory resetting or LED behavior on the My Book Live or My Book Live Duo, please see the following articles :
Answer ID 17785: How to Factory Restore a My Book Live or My Book Live Duo
Answer ID 17771: My Book Live and Duo LED Behavior





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