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flashing-smoothie-firmware [2018/11/18 07:51]
88.229.206.125 [Power]
flashing-smoothie-firmware [2019/02/08 20:54] (current)
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 <callout type="​primary"​ icon="​true"​ title="​ Smoothieboards come pre-flashed">​ <callout type="​primary"​ icon="​true"​ title="​ Smoothieboards come pre-flashed">​
  
-You do not **need** to flash your Smoothieboard when you get it. You only need to do so to update it to a newer version of the firmware if you wish.+You should ​not **need** to flash your Smoothieboard when you get it. You only need to do so to update it to a newer version of the firmware if you wish or if the pre-flashed firmware is not functioning properly.
  
-However, it is a good idea to flash your board to the latest version anyway when you first receive it.+It is a good idea to flash your board to the latest ​stable ​version anyway when you first receive it.
  
 When you upgrade to a newer version, make sure you also upgrade your [[http://​smoothieware.org/​configuring-smoothie|configuration file]], to make sure the firmware can understand it. We try very hard to maintain backwards compatibility,​ however in the years since the start of the project, there have been a few very rare changes, so having a very old configuration with a very recent firmware can rarely cause problems. ​ When you upgrade to a newer version, make sure you also upgrade your [[http://​smoothieware.org/​configuring-smoothie|configuration file]], to make sure the firmware can understand it. We try very hard to maintain backwards compatibility,​ however in the years since the start of the project, there have been a few very rare changes, so having a very old configuration with a very recent firmware can rarely cause problems. ​
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 === Copy === Copy
  
-Copy the file firmware.bin to a micro sdcard, then safely remove the sdcard from your computer+Copy the file firmware.bin ​and config.txt ​to a micro sdcard, then safely remove the sdcard from your computer
  
 <callout type="​warning"​ icon="​true"​ title="​ Filename">​ <callout type="​warning"​ icon="​true"​ title="​ Filename">​
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 === Power: === Power:
  
-Plug the sdcard into the SmoothieBoard sdcard slot, then plug a mini USB cable into the board+Plug the sdcard into the SmoothieBoard sdcard slot, then plug a mini USB cable into the board. (pictures ???)
  
 === Observe ​ === Observe ​
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 If there is a problem with the SD card, LED4 will be off.  If there is a problem with the SD card, LED4 will be off. 
  
-If this happens, you need to format the SD card, and if that fails, use another SD card.+If this happens, you need to format the SD card to fat32, and if that fails, use another SD card. 
 + 
 + 
 +If the LEDs do not perform the count up sequence your firmware flashing did not complete. 
 + 
 +If this happens, you need to verify your formatting and naming of your files which should be: 
 +    firmware.bin 
 +    config.txt
  
 </​callout>​ </​callout>​
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 You can make sure the new firmware was flashed by looking at the content of the SD card.  You can make sure the new firmware was flashed by looking at the content of the SD card. 
  
-If the firmware was flashed successfully,​ the filename should have changed to <​kbd>​FIRMWARE.CUR</​kbd>​+If the firmware was flashed successfully,​ the filename should have changed ​from firmware.bin ​to <​kbd>​FIRMWARE.CUR</​kbd>​ 
 +The config.txt will always remain config.txt
  
 === Connect === Connect