The 17th series of Antminer is famous for many issues and maintenance that come with it. It is nevertheless an excellent machine, with particularly good performance for their age. The vast majority of Antminer’s 17th Series machines are actually still well beyond the average power efficiency currently installed on the grid. This makes them an excellent choice, very often underestimated for fear of too much maintenance, while there are effective solutions to make them stable and worth the effort. In this blog, we will cover some of the most common issues encountered with 17-series machines.
Antminer 17 series not turning on
There are a few things that could be causing this issue. First, ensure that the power cord is plugged in securely and that the power switch is in the “on” position. Next, check to see if the outlet you are using is working properly. If the outlet is not working, try plugging the miner into another outlet. Finally, if the miner still will not turn on, you may want to measure your PSU output and see if it is working properly.
The “0 ASIC found” issue
There are a few potential causes of the “0 ASIC” error on Antminer mining rigs, the most common of which is a weak or lower-quality solder joint. Other causes can include power distribution problems, issues with the first or last chip in the rig, or a chain break preventing the signal from getting through. Repair may require the replacement of several parts, but it’s solvable.
If your Antminer S17 hashboard displays “find 0 ASIC”, you may be experiencing an issue with your device. There are several methods for an experimented technician to troubleshoot and resolve the problem.
Mining errors and connection issues
From time to time, every miner experiences connection issues or errors. These can range from the annoying but harmless, such as a “stuck” mining pool or an invalid share, to the catastrophic, such as a hardware failure. In any case, it is important to know how to troubleshoot mining errors to keep your operation running smoothly. One of the most common connection issues is a “stale” mining pool, which occurs when the pool has been inactive for some time. This can usually be fixed by simply reconnecting to the pool. Another common issue is an “invalid share,” which means that the data that you are sending to the pool is not valid. This can be caused by a number of
If you suspect a more serious problem, such as a hardware error, it is important to shut down your rig and seek help from a qualified technician. While connection issues and errors can be frustrating, they are usually fairly easy to fix.
Delaminated chips and falling heatsinks
When it comes to the Antminer 17 series, there is one major flaw that stands out: the delamination and falling of the heatsinks.
Delaminated chips are the result of a process called antimerization where they lose some of their copper layers and fall off from heating too quickly. This will cause it to lose its adhesion to heatsinks. Heatsinks on Antminer T17, S17 and S17+ boards can be tricky. If not attached properly, they can easily fall off the hashboard, which will cause the chip to overheat and burn the hashboard. This can cause miners to perform less and may even cause them to stop working altogether. Also, if the heatsinks fall out, it can be difficult to put them back in place correctly, which could lead to further damage. Be very careful, many scam repair centers will use silicone or glue to reattach the heatsinks, but this will cause serious damage to your chips and hashboard and sometimes will be irreversible damage that even we can’t retrieve.
Delaminated chips can be recovered with new, improved designs. For example, you can use all-in-one enhanced heatsinks to cover delaminated chips, which usually work just fine. The only problem with the chips is the loss of adhesion for the tin to cling to the copper layer. This problem is usually solved by upgrading the heatsinks to an all-in-one solution. D-Central also has an exclusive solution to re-tin delaminated chips and bring them back to life, better than manufactured ones.
Antminer 17 series not turning on, fan noise and heat problems, mining errors and connection issues, poor performance and low hash rates. All of these seem to be common complaints with the Antminer 17 series. If you are experiencing any of these issues, our advice is to reboot or reset your device. Hopefully this will solve the problem. If it doesn’t, please reach out to us for support.