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Acer Easystore H340 network problem

Discussion in 'General NAS Discussion' started by mygiantcircle, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. mygiantcircle

    mygiantcircle Occasional Visitor

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    Hi guys:

    I got an Acer Easystore H340 back on 6/09. I haven't really done much with it except using it as a backup server. Well, recently the system stopped responding - none of my computers can connect to it, and when I looked at the network port, I don't see the usual green/amber light blinking.

    What can I do to check and see what's wrong with it? The only life line to the Easystore is via networking as it has no video out, and now that's gone I think I am stuck with a paper weight.

    Acer's CS seems to be nonexistence.

    BTW, I am a bit disappointed at WHS. The interface for me is lack luster...

    Any help or input is greatly appreciated.

    dewey
     
  2. mygiantcircle

    mygiantcircle Occasional Visitor

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    my solutions for your reference

    I have not done any of this yet, but my research yields the following useful links. I hope it helps you if you have a similar problem as mine:


    Easystore service manual

    https://www.acersupport.com/acerpan...ls/SG_Aspire_easyStore_H340_BOOK_20080226.pdf

    debug board

    http://www.mediasmartserver.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8066
    http://kamlau.com/hardware/acer-easystore-h340-vga/
    http://kamlau.com/hardware/adding-vga-easystore-h340-home-server/

    make your own VGA cable

    http://www.mediasmartserver.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=622
    http://happybison.com/reviews/installing-freenas-on-acer-aspire-easystore-h340-6/

    Fix blown lan:
    http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010/06/22/guide-how-to-resolve-a-failed-lan-port-on-your-server/

    I am also thinking about getting a Synology or Qnap. May be the Acer will become a side project (which means I won't get to it) :)