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taranis wont turn on

Post by remyandre » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:04 pm

After upgrading firmware to the newest.i cant turn on the radio,screen flash blue a short second then blank. Pls help, just got the radio . its the new 2000mah battery taranis

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by MikeB » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:18 pm

If you have flashed the latest, you should have the bootloader. What happens if you switch on while holding the two horizontal trims towards the centre? This should boot in the bootloader.

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by remyandre » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:09 am

What drivers is correct for usb. Uninstalled drivers when panicked:( and what firmware is best ?

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by kalle123 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:13 pm

Is your TX now OK?

If NOT, please answer Mikes question first ...

Can you access the bootloader by holding the hor. trim taps to the center and then switch on? See picture.

About your question - usb driver. Please answer first, what are you using? WINDOWS, Linux, MacOS?

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by mnementh » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:24 pm

He might have done like me...

I accidentally loaded the 9x FW because I didn't realize that OpenTX Companion defaulted to the 9x as the Radio Type (I'm guessing because I had an old Companion9x install on the machine) and that's the version it downloaded. After figuring out the Radio Type issue so it used the correct programmer, I clicked on the wrong firmware (because I didn't pay close enough attention to the actual filename, doyt! :oops: ) and BAM! wrong firmware with exactly those symptoms.

It was, however quite simple enough to fix by selecting the correct firmware; after several cycles of "FLASH, DEAD TX, REFLASH OEM FIRMWARE TO MAKE SURE IT STILL LIVES, REFLASH" and then whacking myself in the forehead when I finally realized my dumb mistake and scrolled down far enough in the directory to see the second firmware file. :roll:

It's been my experience that by the time such gear is this mature, pretty much EVERY such issue is usually a dumb mistake caused by simple lack of experience with the new gear. :mrgreen: USUALLY, I say. ;)


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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by bertrand35 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:25 am

Starting at Companion 2.0.8 the default radio is now the Taranis, as the firmware downloads count are by far bigger for the Taranis than for all the other boards together.

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:45 am

Please can someone help my Taranis is not turning on now after flashing the firmware also. it seems to be stuck in bootloader mode as in the devices menu on my computer it shows up STM32 BOOTLOADER working properly.
I have flashed and flashed but it wont come back to life. Tried everything on this and any other threads i could find and nothing helps. Im starting to get desperate im thinking ive got a lovely paper weight.
It initially started playing up when i started it in the bootloader mode and then plugged in the usb cable, seemed to hang the screen backlight turned off and it wasnt exiting the bootloader.
I have no idea what is wrong and cant seem to find any fixes out there that will actually work thats why im asking you experts, hopefully someone can help me out or at least point me in the right direction. Thanks

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Post by dinamich » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:19 pm

One possible reason could be the wrong firmware. I guess you downloaded fw for Taranis+. Check that in Companion settings and re-download it again. Burn using zadig with radio tuurned off.

Btw Taranis CAN'T BE BRICKED.

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:38 am

As far as i know it was the taranis plus i dont really know i am using the latest 2.0.8 firmware and companion.
I have flashed the same to two different radios fine its just mine that isnt working (Typical)
one thing i noticed when i flash i can see that there is a DFU error in the details how do i fix that?
Sorry to be such a noob please help me to fix this as i think im the first to brick a Taranis (yay me)

Could you please post a link to the Taranis+ firmware you spoke of so as i may try that. if i try to download through companion it says no updates are available.
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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by Scott Page » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:47 am

fatcnt wrote:Please can someone help my Taranis is not turning on now after flashing the firmware also. it seems to be stuck in bootloader mode as in the devices menu on my computer it shows up STM32 BOOTLOADER working properly.
I have flashed and flashed but it wont come back to life. Tried everything on this and any other threads i could find and nothing helps. Im starting to get desperate im thinking ive got a lovely paper weight.
It initially started playing up when i started it in the bootloader mode and then plugged in the usb cable, seemed to hang the screen backlight turned off and it wasnt exiting the bootloader.
I have no idea what is wrong and cant seem to find any fixes out there that will actually work thats why im asking you experts, hopefully someone can help me out or at least point me in the right direction. Thanks
Did you get this sorted?

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:48 am

no not yet

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by BieneFlyer » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:47 am

Hey Fatcnt

Did you buy the taranis here in Oz ?

If it's where i bought mine, they will go out of their way to help.

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:52 am

No HobbyKing
So yeah unfortunately I'm up a creek without a paddle.
Thanks anyway
Couldn't find any repairers in AUS even

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by BieneFlyer » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:54 am

I'm just a newb, but I'd bet a pound to a brick it's a firmware issue that can be sorted.

Good luck with it.

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by davx » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:38 pm

Hi,

@fatcnt,

My experience here:
viewtopic.php?f=97&t=5700#p80910

Hope it helps.

Bye.

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by MikeB » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:51 pm

You won't have a Taranis PLUS yet. As it uses a different hardware arrangement the PLUS version of the firmware doesn't work on the standard Taranis.

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Post by Kilrah » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:16 pm

fatcnt wrote: one thing i noticed when i flash i can see that there is a DFU error in the details how do i fix that?
The capture you posted is perfectly normal (including the "error" before the interface reset).
What is the exact filename of the firmware file you're selecting and flashing to the radio?

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:12 pm

opentx-taranis-en

Is the firmware I'm flashing
Was downloaded through companion

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:47 pm

Are you flashing with the linux version of companion?

You need to use at least dfu-util 0.7. For some reason most distros ship with 0.5 Result is an instant error on flash and radio does not boot.

Install the latest from here:

http://dfu-util.gnumonks.org/
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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:55 pm

No not using linux version im on a win8 machine

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Post by bob195558 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:15 am

Could Win8 be the problem then ?
Because I think most everything is being proved out on Win7. :?:
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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:19 am

Don't think so ive done two other X9D's with no problems

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:19 am

Don't think so ive done two other X9D's with no problems

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by Scott Page » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:42 am

If you told companion you have Taranis Plus before downloading the firmware then that's a problem!! There are NO Taranis Plus for sale yet and the firmware is significantly different. To fix this you'll need to be sure you have Companion set up for Taranis - and download the firmware AGAIN. Burn using the DFU method (with TX off). This should take care of it.

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:36 am

No I didn't tell companion it was a plus isn't the default for companion 2.0.8 TARANIS X9D

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by bob195558 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:04 pm

Hi
There is a year warranty with every new Taranis Radio.
You could try FrSky at: (http://frsky-rc.com/) for Warranty service and/or try CONTACT: Contact Us and/or Dealer: (http://frsky-rc.com/contact/contact.php).
Not sure if a FrSky Dealer in OZ land can help you with Warranty or not, worth a try: (http://frsky-rc.com/contact/dealer.php?area=4).
And maybe check the FrSky Forum also, it may be of some help with your FrSky Taranis Warranty.

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by mnementh » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:19 pm

Well, it's simple enough to make sure; just push the Image button and see what type of radio your Companion is set up for in the current Radio Profile.


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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:15 am

Yeah I checked the preferences tab and made sure I had it set up properly downloaded the firmware again it installed fine but still no change
Its still dead. :cry:

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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by mnementh » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:55 am

Does anything come up on the display at all now?

Have you tried flashing it without the SD card installed? Without any module you may have installed? With a different USB cable in a different USB port and/or on a different PC? With the battery unplugged?

I know, more obvious stuff. Trying to rule out the basics first.


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Re: taranis wont turn on

Post by fatcnt » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:20 am

No nothing comes up on the screen at all there is no signs life except for a faint pop through the speaker when i turn the switch on.
Unfortunately i have yes tried each of those suggestions multiple times but to no avail. There' s still nobody home :cry:

the only thing i haven't tried yet is a win7 machine but i doubt that will make any difference unfortunately i think its DEAD
screams of hardware failure. I just hope i can get it replaced. :(

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