5i25 w7i76D 5i25 no firmware and no response to install one

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24 May 2022 16:26 - 24 May 2022 16:38 #243702 by RobKin
I have verified my jumpers and power requirements on the 7i76.  5i25 w1 up, w2 up, w3 up, w4 up, w5 up.  7i76 w1 left, w2 left, w3 left, w4 right, w5 right, w6 right.  Seems like my 5i25 is dead.  Purchased these boards a week ago, and my linuxcnc & mesaflash install is from today.  Are there supposed to be LEDs on the 5i25 board?  I do not see any.



rob@CNC:~$ sudo mesaflash --device 5i25 --readhmid
ERROR: no HOSTMOT2 firmware found. FFFFFFFF
Configuration Name:

General configuration information:

  BoardName :
  FPGA Size: 0 KGates
  FPGA Pins: 0
  Number of IO Ports: 0
  Width of one I/O port: 0
  Clock Low frequency: 0.0000 MHz
  Clock High frequency: 0.0000 MHz
  IDROM Type: 0
  Instance Stride 0: 0
  Instance Stride 1: 0
  Register Stride 0: 0
  Register Stride 1: 0

Modules in configuration:

Configuration pin-out:

Try to load the .bit file:
rob@CNC:~$ sudo mesaflash --device 5i25 --write 5i25_7i76x2.bit
Checking file... OK
  File type: BIT file
Error: BootSector is invalid

So tried this:
rob@CNC:~$ sudo mesaflash --device 5i25 --fix-boot-block --fallback --write 5i25_fallback.bit
Checking file... OK
  File type: BIT file
Erasing sector 0 boot block
BootBlock installed
Failed to write valid boot sector


Nothing seems to be happening, what can I do next?
 
Last edit: 24 May 2022 16:38 by RobKin. Reason: added jumper settings

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24 May 2022 16:36 #243703 by PCW
Looks like a card access/connectivity issue.

I would try another slot or cleaning the PCI slot on the motherboard.

BTW if you have a card access issue (you cannot get a reasonable
mesaflash --readhmid response), its not a good idea to attempt to
write anything to the cards flash memory as you are likely to corrupt
the configuration image.

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24 May 2022 16:51 #243704 by RobKin
cleaned port, reinstalled card. tried readhmid and says No 5i25 board found.

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24 May 2022 16:53 #243705 by RobKin
I assume I have a really expensive paperweight now

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24 May 2022 16:59 #243706 by PCW
OK first I would check if the card is configured.

If you have any solid red LEDs on after power up,
the card failed to configure and must be re-programmed via
JTAG to recover (This can be done by sending the card back to Mesa)

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24 May 2022 17:36 #243708 by RobKin
CR3 & CR4 are solid red as soon as computer turns on.

Thanks for the info, Spent a week trying to make this work. May just go back to Mach3

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24 May 2022 17:58 #243711 by Clive S

CR3 & CR4 are solid red as soon as computer turns on.

Thanks for the info, Spent a week trying to make this work. May just go back to Mach3

Stick with it PCW is Mesa, the best service anywhere

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24 May 2022 18:01 #243712 by PCW
Yes, if the CPU cannot access the card properly you are going to have all
sorts of issues.

I would suspect the original issue was a dirty or bad PCI slot but it
could also have been a bad/marginal 5I25 so sending it back for
re-programming and retesting is a good idea.
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