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NSA325v2 doesn't work

SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
edited November 12 in Discussions
Hi all,
is there any way to reinstall a firmware with USB-Stick (or other way)? My NSA325 v2 is starting, power LED and USB led are on but that is all. I have no connection to NAS, my Router does not see him, i also had try to start without HDDs. There is also no beeping at hard reset. All cables are checked and ok. I got it as a gift from a friend and do not know a history of NAS. Thank you

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  • MijzelfMijzelf Posts: 304  Advanced Warrior Member
    Does the network led next to the network port light when you plugin a network cable (connected on the other side)?
  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    edited November 7
    Yes, it is connected on the other side on my router, two led are light, upper one in orange, lower one in yellow. Sometimes they are flashing very fast for about 4-5 times.
  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    I also have read something about "force" installing stock firmware from USB stick, but i didn't find a files for usb stick.
  • MijzelfMijzelf Posts: 304  Advanced Warrior Member
    Sounds good.

    Yes, nas-central.org is down for several months now. I had an 'upgrade key' for the NSA325v2 there.
    It seems I still have a backup. The size is the same as the one listed (but not stored) in archive.org. I'll pm you a download link.
  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    Hey thx a lot for your help. Unfortunately i tryed it with different 3 USB sticks, both with FAT and/or FAT32, but NAS shows no reaction after power ON.
    1. Copied files from folder nsa310_fw to root of USB stick
    2. Replaced Upgrade_C0 file with nsa310_check_file_C0, rename to Upgrade_C0
    3. Inserted USB stick to back USB port of NAS, power on NAS, press ON button on the NAS
    I am right with this steps?
    thx
  • MijzelfMijzelf Posts: 304  Advanced Warrior Member
    I am right with this steps?

    No. The back USB port and FAT32 is correct, but you should extract the zipfile as-is to the USB stick. So the stick should contain a subdirectory nsa310_fw.

  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    edited November 7
    Nothing happens. Should i also push power on button or just plug in ac adapter?
    Edit: of course.
  • MijzelfMijzelf Posts: 304  Advanced Warrior Member
    Do you have an USB stick with led? Can you see if it's accessed on boot?
  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    edited November 7
    Hi, all 3 stick have led. The led is going on and flashing, but 10-12 secs. after starting NAS, flashing twice for 4-5 times then led goes off.
    EDIT: flash on another stick has continuous light, but nothing happens
  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    Now i know the history of NAS. My friend tried to install Debian, 1 year ago, with USB stick, something went wrong, since then only the lamps and fan are going on, otherwise he gives no a sign of life. Can i recover this? I have got the NAS without HDDs, i only have one 500gb 2.5 at home.
  • MijzelfMijzelf Posts: 304  Advanced Warrior Member
    Can i recover this?

    Maybe. Depends on why the Debian install failed. You'll need to hook up a serial cable to find out. That should be a 3.3V TTL cable. The easiest way is an USB 3.3V TTL cable like this, but I know also of people who used the serial port of their Raspberry Pi. Anyway, only connect GND,TX and RX. Not Vcc.

  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    Thank you for your help. I think i have this cable, or similar, i buyed it for playing with android boxes. I'll try tomorrow and will reply. 
  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    edited November 8
    Hello. Now i have connected NSA via serial to my Raspbian (in the VM) and tryed to install Debian like here https://web.archive.org/web/20180423050001/http://zyxel.nas-central.org:80/wiki/Debian_on_325
    But at end i become a message "Bad Magic Number", NSA is no booting from the USB.
  • MijzelfMijzelf Posts: 304  Advanced Warrior Member
    Can you provide a full bootlog?
  • SaaniSaani Posts: 10  Junior Member
    edited November 9
    Hmmm, how can i mark and copy a whole bootlog (using "screen"? Because i can only see last 15 rows.(I managed to boot the original firmware, am not sure how)
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