Yesterday night I noticed some instability issues regarding the network which I am managing. I tried a few router (pfsense machine) resets and It all seemed good for a few minutes. Today, in the morning I saw that I wasn't able to access any internal or external IP addresses so I tried a switch reset. After that, the switch never booted properly again (LED code stuck on 0). I took it out of the rack and tried to troubleshoot it. It appears no matter what I plug in or not, it will reset (the LED code goes 8 for 0.5 seconds) every 1-2 minutes.
The only IP that I can get off it is 169.254.XXX.XXX.
I have tried many factory resets but they didn't help.
I replaced the switch with an exact replica and it works just fine, plug and play.
The switch revision is 2.
I would like to point out that a few months earlier I updated its boot file and software to the latest I could find on Netgear's site.
If you have any sugestions that may help, be sure I'll try to use them.