Synology DS213+: Disable Blue Status LED

Well, the title pretty much says what I want to do. Even if the DS213+ is on top of a living room cupboard, it’s still way to bright .. as I don’t need really need the LED, here’s a quick hack (the ID and the device is taken from the Synology Wiki) on how to disable it on each startup:


Just place the file in /opt/etc/init.d/S01leds and the script is gonna turn the LED off during a boot/reboot.

8 thoughts to “Synology DS213+: Disable Blue Status LED”

  1. Thanks for this example, helped me a lot.
    I got a brand new DS213+ and was wondering if there is a way to disable the LED(s).

    Is there a way to disable the fan too?

  2. Please take note that in the new DSM 4.3 / 4.2 the etc scripts are located in;


    So the script should also placed there.

    Just my 2 cents.

    1. Nope, not yet. I’m still waiting till SynoPackages work without any issues on DSM 5.

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