View Full Version : Aiport Extreme flashing amber with ext HDD connected to it

12th July 2010, 01:12 PM
Apologies if this has been covered in previous threads, please feel free to redirect me if so.

I have a WD USB ext HD connected to my airport extreme for time machine backups. It's been working fine since I connected it, shows up on the network & files transfer to it, no worries.

However the other day I unplugged the HD as I had some large files to back up which would have taken ages over the network, so I did it with a direct connection. Now when I plug the HD back into the airport, the light starts flashing amber & green and I can't connect to the airport network from any of my machines as it doesn't show up.

The airport utility didn't shed any light on the cause of the problem.

If I unplug the HD it works fine. My question is, how can i reconfigure the connection if the aiport extreme can't be accessed when the HD is connected to it?

Any advice much appreciated, many thanks.