What is the step-by-step process for resetting a Synology NAS?

What is the step-by-step process for resetting a Synology NAS?

To reset a Synology NAS, follow these step-by-step instructions:

Step 1: Power off the NAS

- Locate the power button on the device and press it to turn off the NAS.
- Wait for the NAS to completely shut down.

Step 2: Locate the reset button

- Depending on the model, the reset button can be found on the back or bottom of the NAS.
- Use a paperclip or a small, pointed object to press and hold the reset button.
- Continue holding the reset button throughout the reset process.

Step 3: Power on the NAS

- While still holding the reset button, press the power button to turn on the NAS.
- Keep holding the reset button for about 4-5 seconds after the device starts booting up.

Step 4: Release the reset button

- After the 4-5 seconds have passed, release the reset button.
- The NAS will begin the reset process.

Step 5: Wait for the reset to complete

- Allow the NAS to reset and complete the process.
- This may take several minutes, during which the NAS may reboot multiple times.
- The reset process is complete when the NAS is fully booted up and ready for use.

Step 6: Set up the NAS again

- Once the reset is complete, you will need to set up the NAS from scratch.
- Access the NAS using its web interface or Synology Assistant tool.
- Follow the prompts to create a new administrator account, configure network settings, and set up storage volumes.

Following these steps, you will be able to reset your Synology NAS and set it up again as per your requirements.

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