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My lacie hdd 500GB, i forgot the password to get into the online interface someone please tell me what the defult might be and if there is a way to reset the password if it is not the defult without loosing all the data!

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-Turn the drive off
-When pushing the power button to switch the drive ON, keep holding the power button until the blue LED of the power button starts to flicker and then release the button.
-Then, after 1 or 2 seconds the button's LED should flicker with another rhythm.
-Push the button again. After a few seconds, the LED will flicker again but with a third different rhythm. Release the button. -If the drive turns off then the power button was held in two long during the last step, please try again if the drive powers off.

The product should now be reset to its factory default settings.

In the logon window that opens, type:

    User Name: admin
    Password: admin
(This user name and password is the factory default; if you have already created a user, input your user name and password. This is the administration logon and you can change it for more security if you choose.) The NAS Administration page will open in your default browser.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

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