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Your LaCie Fuel Storage Device

After you have set up your LaCie Fuel, you can change the settings or restore the original factory settings.

Charging the LaCie Fuel

Your LaCie Fuel’s battery is pre-charged from the factory and can run for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. You may want to charge the LaCie Fuel before other devices connect to it and access videos, photos, and music. For more information on charging, see Charging the Battery.

Restarting the LaCie Fuel

If you experience minor problems with your LaCie Fuel, follow these steps to shut down and restart the device:

  1. Make sure that no one is watching a video, viewing photos, listening to music, or working with any other file stored on the LaCie Fuel.
  2. Open the Seagate Media app or connect to your LaCie Fuel device from a browser.
  3. Select Setting > System, and then choose Restart LaCie Fuel.

Your LaCie Fuel device will restart. When it is fully powered on and broadcasting wirelessly, the LaCie Fuel will appear in the list of wireless networks on your device. You must reconnect to your LaCie Fuel device (see Connecting Your Device).

Note: Restarting your LaCie Fuel device does not remove any user settings or delete content from the device.

 

Power off the LaCie Fuel

To turn off your LaCie Fuel, press the Power button on the device, or shut down the device from the Seagate Media app. The LaCie Fuel stops broadcasting wirelessly when it is off.

  1. From the Seagate Media app or, if you are using a browser, select Settings > System.
  2. Select Shut Down LaCie Fuel.

Restoring LaCie Fuel to its original factory settings

When you restore the LaCie Fuel to its original factory settings, all the files stored on your LaCie Fuel are retained. While your files and folders are kept on the device, all other settings, such as the the device name and password, are removed. A good reason to reset your LaCie Fuel can be forgetting a password.

  1. Make sure that no one is watching a video, viewing photos, listening to music, or working with any other files stored on your LaCie Fuel.
  2. From the Seagate Media app or, if you are using a browser, select Settings > System.
  3. Select Reset to factory defaults.

You can also use the factory reset button, a recessed button next to the USB 3.0 port on the side of the device. Using the end of a fine point (for example, a paper clip), press and release this button to reset your LaCie Fuel to its original factory settings.

Changing the LaCie Fuel's name

The LaCie Fuel device is named LaCie Fuel xxxx, where xxxx is the unique identifier for your device. This appears in the wireless network list, also known as the SSID (Service Set Identifier). To change the default name, follow the instructions below:

  1. From the Seagate Media app or, if you are using a browser, select Settings > General.
  2. Select Edit LaCie Fuel Name.
  3. Type a new name and then choose OK.

You must reconnect to your LaCie Fuel device after the name has been changed (see Connecting Your Device).

 

Setting a password

You might want to set a password if you’re in an environment where you don’t want others to connect to your LaCie Fuel. Setting a password turns WPA security on, which protects your wireless transmissions.

  1. From the Seagate Media app or, if you are using a browser, select Settings > Network.
  2. Select Turn On Password.
  3. Type your password and then click Next. The password must be at least eight characters long with a maximum length of 63 characters. All ASCII characters are acceptable. Most of these characters are available on your device’s keyboard.
  4. Confirm the password and click OK.

To discontinue the use of a password, follow steps 1 and 2 and select Turn Password Off. You will be prompted to enter the current password to confirm the change in settings.

Changing the Seagate Media app language

The Seagate Media app supports different languages. You can change the language of the app. Changing the language of the app does not affect the language of the media device that you are using.

  1. From the Seagate Media app or, if you are using a browser, select Settings > General.
  2. Select Language and choose the language you want.

Deleting content from your LaCie Fuel

To delete content, connect your LaCie Fuel to your computer using the provided USB 3.0 cable. Open the LaCie Fuel and select the content to delete. When you are finished deleting media, make certain to safely eject the LaCie Fuel from your computer (see Eject the hard drive).

© LaCie 2014 Last modified : Nov 19, 2013