Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

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Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

Post by SterlingH » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:41 pm

I just started in RC 2 months ago and have no experience soldering which is what all of the flashing solutions I have found call for. I purchased the 9x from Hobby King about a month ago and all worked well. I wanted to use it as a controller for my sim so I and my father could practice. I ended up purchasing a 3.5 mm to USB 2.0 adapter, connecting the transmitter to the computer and then tried to run VJoy after the computer told me that it failed to install drivers for the transmitter. I applied the settings from VJoy and ended up with an EEPROM error, and the transmitter will not let me do anything. I tried restoring by holding Exit while powering on to no avail. I really love this transmitter and do not want to let it become a brick. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated, and I am willing to learn to solder if need be. I do have a 4ch Hobby King transmitter that I can use in the mean time but I want to get the 9x back up and running!

Thanks for any tips or suggestions

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Re: Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

Post by MikeB » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:18 pm

The non- soldering method to be able to flash custom firmware is here: http://www.smartieparts.com/shop/index. ... cts_id=331.

Several thousand have been sold.

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Re: Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

Post by SterlingH » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:19 pm

Should I get the board for $46 or just buy a whole new transmitter for $60? Is Er9x worth it?

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Re: Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

Post by Kilrah » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:27 am

Well the best is for you to read the manuals of ER9X and OpenTX to see if you understand them and if they meet your needs - but some have dumped $2000 radios to use a 9x with them instead ;)

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Re: Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

Post by rperkins » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:43 am

SterlingH wrote:Should I get the board for $46 or just buy a whole new transmitter for $60? Is Er9x worth it?
Yes the opensource firmware is worth it.

Note that the new (9xr?) tx probably wont have a RF module or receiver included. So consider that.

The SP board is a well supported option

I imagine you could sell your current radio.

Where are you located and/or are you willing to ship your old radio. Someone could get it going


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Re: Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

Post by SterlingH » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:20 pm

I went ahead and ordered the smarties parts board. I am not bad at the software side so much as the hardware side. My main concern was that I saw elsewhere that the EEPROM error could be brought about by hardware damage which I was afraid the 3.5 mm might have done. If I can't figure it out I will probably sell the transmitter but until then it will be a great learning experience.

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Re: Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

Post by rperkins » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:25 pm

I think you'll be happy with the SP board.

Hopefully your EEPROM error was just a fluke
( you cant program the eeprom from the trainer port, maybe a voltage spike confused the eeprom ??)
and when you flash an opensource firmware it will overwrite the eeprom and you will be good

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Re: Turnigy 9x EEPROM Error, Help Please

Post by SterlingH » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:34 am

I got the board today and flashed successfully to ER9X!!! SO MANY OPTIONS. Gonna take awhile to figure out but should be fun.

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