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-Your Smoothieboard comes with a microSD ​card in the microSD slot.+Your Smoothieboard comes with a micro [[sd-card]] in the microSD slot.
  
 The boards come pre-flashed. With a basic configuration file installed on the SD card, no preparation is needed before you can connect Smoothieboard to your computer and start interacting with it. The boards come pre-flashed. With a basic configuration file installed on the SD card, no preparation is needed before you can connect Smoothieboard to your computer and start interacting with it.
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 The first thing you might want to do before you start connecting your board, is to look at our list of [[Software]],​ and install a "​host"​ program to talk to the board. The first thing you might want to do before you start connecting your board, is to look at our list of [[Software]],​ and install a "​host"​ program to talk to the board.
  
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 +If you don't have a Smoothieboard but have or consider purchasing a MKS board, please make sure you read [[http://​smoothieware.org/​troubleshooting#​what-is-wrong-with-mks|What'​s wrong with MKS]]
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 == Connecting via USB == Connecting via USB
  
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 Now that you have your board, a very good idea before starting is to update your firmware to the latest version. Now that you have your board, a very good idea before starting is to update your firmware to the latest version.
  
-You do this by downloading the latest <​kbd>​firmware.bin</​kbd>​ file, pasting ​it unto the SD card, and resetting the card.+You do this by downloading the latest <​kbd>​firmware.bin</​kbd>​ file, copying ​it onto the SD card, and resetting the SmoothieBoard.
  
-Then, the new firmware will "​flash"​ ( you will see the LEDs on the board do a little "​dance"​ ), and you now have the latest version.+Then, the new firmware will "​flash"​ ( you will see the LEDs on the board do a little "​dance"​ ), and you will then have the latest version.
  
 This is particularly useful if you ever need to ask for help, as people helping you will be assuming you have the latest version. This is particularly useful if you ever need to ask for help, as people helping you will be assuming you have the latest version.
  
 You can find the file, and information on how to flash it, at [[http://​smoothieware.org/​flashing-smoothie-firmware|Flashing Smoothie Firmware]]. You can find the file, and information on how to flash it, at [[http://​smoothieware.org/​flashing-smoothie-firmware|Flashing Smoothie Firmware]].