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Error from Blackbox

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  1. ricklach

    ricklach New
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    Tried to connect to my blackbox for the first time and got this error: 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 COM1

    How do I fix this error?
     
  2. sharmstr

    sharmstr Master
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    A few things to check

    1 - Are you sure COM1 is the correct port?
    2 - Did you install the FTDI drivers?: Virtual COM Port Drivers
    3 - If all else fails, you can try reflashing using the flashing tool located in the Wizards menu.
     
  3. ricklach

    ricklach New
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    Thanks, wrong port, that fixed it.
     
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  4. Bobby nath

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    I did all that an not able to flash I think the board is dead. the TOOL light is on constant. I think the board got a chip sucked in. an it died.
     
  5. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Its flashed by default, no need to flash.
    Any other history? Did it work for a while, then die? Or why are you attempting to reflash?
     
  6. Bobby nath

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    Thank you for your interest an reply, it worked for abit then died out fully, I disassembled it an found a metal chip inside. It won't connect, no lights on the board either. (USB) I'm guessing it shorted something out.
     
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