If you received a Select Mini V1 or V2, black or white and the UI looks like the photo, do NOT update the UI Controller 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 UI Controller version 106.2, 156.2, or similar pre-installed, do NOT use V1 UI Controller firmware which is any versions 33 through 42.
I know all that 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 pictures below/adjacent, don't update the UI/LCD Controller firmware.
Do you have a black screen after falling victim to updating the firmware after watching a video or maybe you outright ignored the warnings? You can contact me in one of the following online community groups so that we may schedule a time to get your printers display back to the way Monoprice intended it to be.
MP Select Mini Owners Facebook Group - Name: Matthew Upp
MPSelectMiniOwners subreddit - User: tiny_tim_
Monoprice MP Select Mini Google+ Community - Name: Matthew Upp
(This is only a temporary fix. When the V1's have definitely stopped shipping and fully tested firmware for the V2 is released, this process will not need to be done.)
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.
If you have UI Controller firmware version 34 or higher you do NOT need to update the firmware to enable WiFi.
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.
Update not starting? Fan doesn't start spinning?
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/8nELO68ueNY - Updating UI Controller firmware
A simplified version of what is happening at the start of the UI Controller firmware update process.
User needs to be pressing the button to force LCD module into recovery mode.