08-25-2005, 06:15 PM
| | Re: Utility for doing a hard reset on Airport Graphite?
Thanks for the reply guys, it now shows me two things: Firstly, I thought
that I was going crazy but in fact sometimes the apple reset procedure
indeed doesn't work, - as I am experiencing: In which case, as is set out
on that page:
"Rebooting the ABS without the WaveLAN card in the carrier worked - the ABS
would complete the boot process, but wasn't of much use without a
transmitter. I had to reset and try to upload the new firmware several times
before it took root.
After I had managed to update the firmware and the location settings, I
re-inserted the WaveLAN card and the ABS became fully functional again.
Unfortunately, it was a long and somewhat arbitrary process - reset, look,
reset, upload firmware, etc. Perhaps the ABS needs to go through several
cycles to purge the old settings... who knows. Now my original ABS is fully
functional again and I won't make the same mistake twice that caused it to
go in the first place." How on earth can Apple design and put a product
like this on the market in which you can enter complex details but which
cant be reset by pushing on the reset button which is there for this precise
Secondly, this seems like an unnecessarily complicated procedure if the unit
won't go back together easily; and if purging the old settings is all that
complicated, it is probably better to dump the unit, not to mention wonder
if the whole problem might be caused by needing to replace caps etc.
Anyway I am now reassured that this isn't something I have done wrong or
that I was just mis-identifying the amber glowing LEDs as red ones and may
see if someone wants to tinker with it (somewhere like on ebay)