FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

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FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:28 am

Hi, my FS-TH9X doesn't turn on after ER9x flash. I had the new ER9x firmware installed and it was fine but I wanted to add S-FHSS protocol (I wasn't sure if I already had the installed) so I found something from an old thread on the forum and flashed it and now it won't power on

few important things:
1. It powers on with the AVR USB still connected but not with the battery
2. I flashed it with the switch ON by mistake (hope it didn't harm the firmware)
3. I tried using "Set fuses to protect EEPROM" but it didn't solve it
4. I re-installed the last ER9X version and it didn't solve it also

I really hope someone knows how to fix it and can share his experience

Thanks,
Eran


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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by MikeB » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:48 am

What processor do you have (64/128/2561)?
What file (exactly) did you flash?

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:04 am

I think it's a 64 but I can't know for sure until you tell me how to check it. Once, I was foolish enough to try and flash the er9x-128.hex and it crushed leaving me with a turned-off screen. I fixed it by flashing the latest er9x.hex file.
This time I flashed the er9x.hex which I extracted from this folder: er9xProv822k

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by bob195558 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:55 am

You would then need to open up the case and read the top of the chip.
Sounds like you may have a 64 then.

Go here for your download: (http://www.er9x.com/).
May be one of these unless you have other mods done:
er9x standard (right click and select 'save as')
or
er9x for M64-FrSky (right click and select 'save as')
Er9x on 9x radio, with Smartieparts Programmer and TelemetrEZ Board.
ErSky9x on Taranis, Sky9x, 9Xtreme radios.

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:12 pm

The standard version is the one I originally flashed and it worked fine but now after my bad flashing experience it doesn't repair the on/off switch problem, I can only turn the transmitter on by connecting the AVR USB


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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by jhsa » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:01 pm

eranka wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:12 pm
I can only turn the transmitter on by connecting the AVR USB
And that means the processor is working, but you have another hardware problem there. probably a blown trace somewhere, a blown voltage regulator, or both. Please open the radio, and take a good resolution picture of the mainboard. Post it here.

Also, ever power the radio from the programmer and the battery at the same time.

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:12 pm

Hi João,

As it turned out, the actions I did yesterday night (flashing the standard mod and "Set fuses to protect EEPROM" did solve the problem, I guess I was too tired to notice it :oops:
Anyway, the main purpose which had led to this problem was my trial to add the S-FHSS protocol, can you tell me how to do it the right way?
I added a picture of my main chip if it helps

Thanks!!!
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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by jhsa » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:36 pm

So, all is working again then? :)

I am not sure that protocol is supported by er9x? At least I don't seem to have it on my Er9x radio, but perhaps my radio doesn't have the latest version installed..

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:47 pm

Actually I fixed it using some data I read on some old threads of you and Mike :P you guys are great.
It's too bad that the er9x doesn't support it, I wanted to buy a BNF micro heli for some practicing on my lawn but now I have to buy it including it's TX which makes it expensive :?

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by jhsa » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm

Wait to see what Mike says.. I don't really know if it is supported but I think Mike said once that he still couldn't implement it because he doesn't have any TX or receiver using that protocol

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:12 pm

Ahh OK, let's wait for Mike respond

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by Kilrah » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:01 pm

I think he's talking of using a multiprotocol module to talk S-FHSS, but the only way to be sure is for him to actually give enough detail.

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:32 pm

The XK K110 helicopter I wanted to purchase Uses 2.4GHZ FUTABA S-FHSS communication agreement (I copied and pasted the description, hope you understand it better than I do)

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by Kilrah » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:02 pm

Yes, and how were you expecting to control it? You need a transmitter module that can talk S-FHSS in your radio for that.

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:23 pm

I guess that's showing my level of understanding :oops:
Good thing is, I still have the time and capacity to learn new stuff 8-)

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by jhsa » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:37 pm

AHHHHH, I think you need the multiprotocol module, as Kilrah suggested.. I didn't recognize the protocol, I thought you wanted to use the original RF module that comes with the radio..
Do you already buy the multiprotocol module?

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:37 am

I'm just hearing about this module for the first time, I was recently back to the hobby after few years of break I guess it was born somewhere in this time. Can you share a link or a picture of this module?

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:10 am

Thanks Kilrah, this module will allow me to operate the XK K110 helicopter with my transmitter?

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by jhsa » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:30 pm

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Re: FS-TH9X doesn'tturn on after ER9x flash

Post by eranka » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:09 pm

Great, thanks João :D


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