Lacie 1TB Network Space NAS Repair
A friend of mine who is using a lot of NAS Network Servers and several superfast computers at home called me up to ask if I could fix one of his Lacie Network Space NAS with 1TB hdd. It didn’t start if the tumble on-switch was operated and neither was it recognized in his over LAN connected PC Network.
Above photo shows the Lacie Sata internal controller board after the on top mounted 3.5 inch harddisk was removed from the modern stylish black case. And the 6 screws that fastened hdd and its cover plate.
Immediately both bulged 470uF 16V e-caps showed. And after the 4 screws that were holding the board were also removed I was able to remove them and replaced them with one 680uF 16V and one 470uF 16V e-caps I had in stock that had the right height to fit underneath the metal top plate.
The 12V 3A power adapter was okay on above photos on the right, shown with both removed bad e-caps. Below the left top side of this board with the label and pcb marking.
Above photo showed the underside of the controller board with the Lacie NAS-C2 7D21UL 240C0EC 2008.03.11 text marking.
(which probably tells us that this NAS had worked flawlessly about 12 years from 2008 to now in 2020). With both circles marking the position of the bad 470uF 16V e-caps.
After I had replaced both capacitors I phoned my friend who came right away to get his NAS. I waited until he e-mailed me confirming that his NAS was again working. And he send me a following screenshots of the working Lacie in his network.
My friend uses Networkspace\openshare. Or https://www.lacie.com/nl/nl/support/network-storage/network-space. Or Advanced IP Scanner that is useful on many systems.
Previously I also was able to fix another one of his defect NAS servers by copying a good Bios from a working NAS over to his bad corrupted Bios chip. By simply using my RT809H programmer.
To complete this repair here some last photos of this Lacie Network Space 1TB NAS.
At first we not always can be sure if a simple repair like this one is the success we hope for. But afterwards it was another decent and quick done repair. And made another happy friend at almost no costs like often is the case. And is only possible if our electronic shacks keeps enough of those spare parts in stock previously ordered online or salvaged from other devices to keep our costs low. And repairing consumer electronics was never about making money in the first place, but is a terrific means to save money when devices no longer work and need fixing.
Albert van Bemmelen, Weert, The Netherlands.
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