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Iomega Ix4-200d - Does not load and neither read the USB to reset

Posted by ldur 
Iomega Ix4-200d - Does not load and neither read the USB to reset
July 17, 2019 03:27PM
Hi All,

I believe I installed the firmware to Cloud Edition into the Iomega Ix4 200d, but NAS is not CE. I believe it is now bricked.

I now downloaded the right firmware, put it into emctools folder into the USB Fat32 formatted.

USB put into the NAS, power on, reset button pressed, and looks like it does not even read the USB, or the reset button is not recognized.

NAS keep botting up continuously.

Please, anybody had this problem or similar, and found the solution ?

Thanks in advance.
ldur.
Re: Iomega Ix4-200d - Does not load and neither read the USB to reset
July 17, 2019 03:35PM
It’s pretty hard to brick a Kirkwood box, connect a serial console and watch it boot.

Post the serial log and I will have a look.

Though this forum is about replacing stock , not fixing it.
Re: Iomega Ix4-200d - Does not load and neither read the USB to reset
July 17, 2019 04:17PM
You need to use the recovery software provided by lenovo technical support in order to create a recovery usb.
Here is an archive with it:
Lenovo ix recovery kit

The app will format the usb and put required files for some version of ix.
Afterwards you put your firmware (imager.tgz) in the root folder of the usb and also in the emctools (Both locations because I do not remember from where it recognizes it) and do the same procedure as you did with the reset button and it should recover the firmware.
Re: Iomega Ix4-200d - Does not load and neither read the USB to reset
July 17, 2019 11:39PM
ldur,

Do what AlDaniel said to restore stock. And then if you want to install Debian, come back here more more helps.

-bodhi
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