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Power Led Light Flashing Blue Color On WD

The WD My Cloud device is a network storage drive that stores all your data. If the WD power led light flashing blue, follow the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps.

Solution 1: Update The My Cloud Firmware

  • First, ensure that you have connected your Windows computer and the My Cloud device to the same wireless network.
  • Next, open the default browser and navigate to the official WD site to manually download the My Cloud firmware.
  • On the Support and Downloads page, choose your product from the search panel and click the Submit button.
  • Check for the available firmware updates and download the latest firmware by clicking the Download button.
  • Once the download is done, open a new tab in the browser and access the My Cloud device by entering its IP address in the address bar.
  • Sign in to your My Cloud account and access the dashboard.
  • Go to the Firmware Update page by clicking the Firmware Update tab in the Settings window.
  • In the Manual Update section, click the Update From File button.
  • Open the Downloads folder and select the downloaded firmware file.
  • Click the Open button and select OK after reviewing the confirmation message.
  • Wait until the firmware update gets completed.
  • The device will reboot automatically.
  • Check if the power LED flashes in blue when the device is restarted.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, move on to the next solution.

Solution 2: Format The WD My Cloud Device

  • Ensure that you have properly connected the Windows computer and the My Cloud device to the same wireless network.
  • On your Windows computer, click the Start menu and type ‘computer’ in the search panel.
  • Click on My Computer or This PC from the pop-up menu.
  • Next, go to the left-side panel and click the Network tab.
  • Make a right-click on the WD My Cloud device and select the Format option from the pop-up menu.
  • Once formatted, restart your device and check if the power LED blinking blue problem has been resolved.
  • If still the WD power led light flashing blue, reset the device to factory defaults.
WD Power Led Light Flashing Blue