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kb:tutorials:other:how_to_update_controller_firmware_with_cnc_usb

How to update controller firmware with CNC USB


Download latest version of CNC USB controller software here: PlanetCNC software download page

Firmware can be easily updated through menu options.

  • Connect controller with USB cable and launch CNC USB software
  • Select menu option “Machine/Firmware/Update”
  • Wait around 10 seconds

If there is something wrong and you receive “Firmware update FAILED” message, just repeat procedure.

You can check your software and firmware version with menu option “Help/About”.

Manual bootloader procedure

If you constantly get “Firmware update FAILED” or “Not in firmware mode” message, then you must put controller into firmware bootloader mode manually:

Manual bootloader mode for Mk3/4

1. Disconnect controller from USB and power.

2. Short circuit the two designated pins (yellow rectangle in the picture). We suggest that you use a pair of tweezers for this.

3. Connect power and USB cable. If everything is OK then LED will start blinking very quickly. If LED is not blinking very quickly controller is not in bootloader mode and you need to start again.

4. Remove short circuit.

5. Now you can upgrade firmware through menu options as described at beginning.

Manual bootloader mode for Mk3

1. Disconnect controller from USB and power.

2. Short circuit the two designated pins (yellow rectangle in the picture). We suggest that you use a pair of tweezers for this.

3. Connect power and USB cable. If everything is OK then LED will start blinking very quickly. If LED is not blinking very quickly controller is not in bootloader mode and you need to start again.

4. Remove short circuit.

5. Now you can upgrade firmware through menu options as described at beginning.

kb/tutorials/other/how_to_update_controller_firmware_with_cnc_usb.txt · Last modified: 2023/12/19 20:21 by andrej

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