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Updating Motion Controller Firmware


The following seems like it is a bit confusing and may not make sense to anyone other than myself. Basically if you have a Select Mini V2 or V1 that has the UI seen in the picture, don't update the firmware. If you received a Select Mini V1 or V2, black or white and the UI looks like the photo, do NOT update the firmware with any currently available firmware version. Some V1's & V2's, white or black do NOT use the same firmware as previous V1 & V2's.
If your Select Mini has Motion Controller version 31+ or higher pre-installed, do NOT use V1 Motion Controller firmware. There is not any firmware updates yet available for the Select Mini V2.
If your Select Mini has UI Controller version 106.2 or similar pre-installed, do NOT use V1 UI Controller firmware which is any versions 33 through 42.

Link to V1 firmware: http://firmware.mpselectmini.com

UPDATING THE FIRMWARE IS NOT SUPPORTED BY MONOPRICE
Do not update the firmware before completing a few prints.
Updating the firmware before using the printer introduces another variable to the troubleshooting session you may have to go through.

Note: If you have trouble updating, please format microSD card or use another microSD card and try again. Try a microSD card that is 4GB or less formatted with FAT. The printer can be picky at which cards it will update from so try a few cards.


Force Update

This method takes a little more work but has a nearly 100% chance of working the first time.
(Same instructions as recovery mode)

  1. Copy any version of “update.bin” Motion Controller firmware file to the root of the microSD card.
  2. Copy Create an empty file named “fcupdate.flg” and copy to microSD card.
  3. Copy a file named “fcupdate.flg” to the root of microSD card. This file can be derived from:
    • Creating an empty file named “fcupdate.flg”
    • Copying an existing file from your computer and rename to “fcupdate.flg”
    • Downloading from MP Select Mini Share - Google Drive Firmware » Individual » Motion » fcupdate.flg
  4. Put the microSD card in the printers microSD card slot/reader.
  5. Power on the printer. When the printer is powered on, it will force the update.
  6. IMPORTANT: After successfully updating, remove microSD Card and delete the “fcupdate.flg” file. You may also delete the “update.bin” file.
    (If flashing to a different version then follow the steps below)
  7. Export/Save any calibration you have done as the next step will erase/reset everything back to defaults.
  8. Reset EEPROM using “M502” and save EEPROM using “M500”
    Need help on how to send these commands? See Sending G-code
  9. (Optional) Run PID Autotune

Printers LCD

(This method is not for updating the UI Controller firmware)

  1. Copy update.bin to the microSD card and put into printer while powered off.
  2. Move the x-axis (x-carriage) away from the tower. This is too ensure the endstop is not activated.
  3. Power up printer and select file update.bin in print menu.
    Machine will start to update.
  4. Restart printer
  5. Export/Save any calibration you have done as the next step will erase/reset everything back to defaults.
  6. Reset EEPROM using “M502” and save EEPROM using “M500”
    Need help on how to send these commands? See Sending G-code
  7. (Optional) Run PID Autotune

G-code - M560

  1. Copy update.bin to the microSD card and put into printer while powered off.
  2. Power up printer
  3. Connect using USB
  4. Type command “M560” into communication terminal update
    USB connection will disconnect while updating
  5. Restart printer
  6. Export/Save any calibration you have done as the next step will erase/reset everything back to defaults.
  7. Reset EEPROM using “M502” and save EEPROM using “M500”
    Need help on how to send these commands? See Sending G-code
  8. (Optional) Run PID Autotune

Please use command M115 to check version and model. If model incorrect, please type “M115 S1” to correct.

Trouble updating?

  • Format microSD card or use another microSD card and try again.
  • Try a microSD card that is 4GB or less formatted with FAT
  • Verify the x-axis endstop is not pressed in.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/zAj9wqvPNfA - Updating motion controller firmware - A quick video showing the update process.

motion_controller.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/09 13:25 by Matthew Upp