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BlackBox Grbl Flashing problem (Solved)

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by E.Stephen, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. E.Stephen

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    I have a work b1015 everything is been working great love the black box but I opened up openbuilds controller and decided to see what the custom grbl slashing tool would do the settings were all correct and when I hit Flash that's when all my problems started, the black box will no longer communicate with my USB port the logo light is on but nothing else

    what the hell what the hell did I do!!!!

    the error reads no supported firmware detected you need a controller with grbl 1.1 x on it or there is a problem with your controller. close Port com 3
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Try reflashing a few more times. If the bootloader is intact you should be able to reinstall Grbl.
    Flashing itself shouldnt wipe the bootloader. Unless something went very wrong (like unplugging it mid flash etc)

    Let me know how it goes!
     
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    I think my mistake was when I first flashed from openbuild controller under controller type I kept the open build Black Box selected, should I have used Arduino Uno or Arduino Nano

    What does the reset button on the Black Box actually do?
     
  4. Peter Van Der Walt

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    That would be correct, the BlackBox setting, is for flashing a BlackBox...


    Same as the reset button on an arduino. Restart it
     
  5. E.Stephen

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    thank you thank you so much three tries and it's working great just need to keep my hands to myself stop fooling around

    again thank you for your again thank you for your timely replies
     
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    Glad its back up and running :)

    (; yes sadly no need for it, the tool exists more for the advanced users to enable 2-axis homing, door sensors etc. If you are doing standard stuff, no need to scratch the itch (;
     
  7. TYLER VERBITSKY

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    I am having the same issue. Along with many others.
    First I have a hard time getting windows to recognize my USB Serial Port.
    I am having problems with the USB not starting "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

    If Windows finally does recognize the USB as a USB Serial Port and it connects I am running into the same problem as above "ERROR!: No supported firmware detected - you need a controller with Grbl 1.1x on it, or there is a problem with your controller. Closing port 3"

    I can connect my xPro v4 to my desktop no problem. Only on my laptop it likes to give me this runaround. I have gotten it to connect sparingly for a just a minute or two before losing connection. On my desktop it says that I am running Grbl 1.1g

    Here is the full Serial Console Code:

    PORT INFO: Port is now open: COM3 - Attempting to detect Firmware

    [17:33:36] [ connect ] Checking for firmware on COM3

    [17:33:36] [ connect ] Detecting Firmware: Method 1 (Autoreset)

    [17:33:36] [ ] PORT ERROR: Writing to COM port (GetOverlappedResult): Unknown error code 31

    [17:33:37] [ connect ] Detecting Firmware: Method 2 (Ctrl+X)

    [17:33:38] [ connect ] Detecting Firmware: Method 3 (others that are not supported)

    [17:33:40] [ connect ] ERROR!: No supported firmware detected - you need a controller with Grbl 1.1x on it, or there is a problem with your controller. Closing port COM3
     
  8. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Unfortunately that makes it a problem with the laptop

    1) up to date OS
    2) all drivers, especially FTDI up to date?
    3) consider reformatting, but it may have a hardware issue
    4) ask your local IT shop to take a look

    NB Do not reflash your controller, thats unlikely to be the issue and can brick the xPro!
     
  9. TYLER VERBITSKY

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    A recent update in Windows 7 is what lead to the xpro not working with the laptop. It worked for months previously. After I took some steps to fix the problem I decided to upgrade to Windows 10. A fresh install. Problem still persisted. I downloaded and installed the most recent drivers. Much thanks to this forum for leading me in the right direction with those steps.

    What do you mean reformatting?

    I have already flashed my controller. (attempted on my laptop for hours at a time with no effect. Successfully flashed with the desktop.)
    I have an IT department at work with some good guys. What would you have them checkout?
     
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  11. TYLER VERBITSKY

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    So I reformatted the laptop. Drivers up to date. Same results. Plug the xpro into my desktop, right in no problem. Must be the laptop and some hardware issue... Not sure what that entails. Thanks for the help!
     
  12. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    :) Sounds like its time for a new laptop for christmas (; or just a cheap secondhand desktop, its going to be near dust and vibration anyway
     

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