Mining operations may sometimes face a series of challenges that may hinder the upgrade or setting of miners. These could include situations such as:
- Abnormal Performance
- Unable to update firmware
- No display on the interface
- Unable to set up the mining pool
Here are some common reasons for these issues and potential solutions:
Firmware Upgrade Problem
The inability to upgrade the firmware is usually due to compatibility problems with the browser. Internet Explorer, in particular, is prone to these issues. When upgrading the firmware, it is recommended to use Google Chrome or Firefox. These browsers are more likely to support the upgrade process without problems.
Unable to Set Up the Mining Pool
If the mining pool cannot be set up, it is important to check whether the firmware being used is the test firmware. The test firmware does not allow the setting of miner information in the mining pool. You need to update or flash the firmware released by the official website without saving the configuration.
Unsuccessful Firmware Flashing
If the firmware flashing process is unsuccessful, it’s generally due to issues with the SD card preparation. Pay attention to the following when preparing the SD card:
- The SD card needs to be formatted as FAT32 format.
- The firmware package needs to be decompressed before copying the root directory to the SD card.
- Strictly follow the tutorial instructions when performing the operation.
Power Failure During Upgrade
Accidental power failure during the upgrade can also lead to problems. If the upgrade cannot be performed or the firmware flashing is unsuccessful after a power failure, the miner generally needs to be repaired.
If the problem persists even after following the above steps, it’s likely due to an issue with the control board. In such a case, the miner needs to be returned to the factory for repair.