S9 series (S9, S9i, S9j, S9 Hydro) Control Board Program Recovery

This method is suitable for the following situations:

  • The miner was powered off during the upgrade process.

  • The miner cannot be started (cannot find IP).

  • Miners can only use the default factory workers.

Tools needed:

  • The recommended capacity of the MicroSD card is less than 16GB. It is not recommended to use larger capacity MicroSD cards because they are prone to errors.

  • Computer running Windows XP or higher.

  • Card reader

Software required

We use the same image as T9+.

Download link: https://service.bitmain.com/support/download

Click "Flashing SD Card with Image>>Tools and Instructions to Image SD Card on the left sidebar. Scroll up to the page and find t9+-SD Tools.zip. Load t9+-SD Tools.zip into your computer for a convenient File location.

download firewareOperation process:

1. Remove the control board from the miner assembly.

2. Know your control board model and enable it to use an SD card for flash memory. (See the explanation of the three control panels below)

3. Insert the MicroSD card into the computer and format it as FAT32.

4. Unzip the downloaded t9+-SD Tools.zip and copy the contents to the MicroSD card.

5. Insert the MicroSD card into the card slot on the control board.

6. Power up the control board. Allow at least 90 seconds for the file to load automatically. When loading, the red and green indicator lights on the control panel will flash.

7. Power on the control board and enter the miner interface. Go to the upgrade page and uncheck "Keep settings." Flash the firmware and run the miner for 20 minutes.

Please note that there are three types of control boards, each of which requires a different way to enable blinking.

1. One complete board such as CRT0401 and CRT0402.

To make it use the SD card for flashing, you need to move the JP4 jumper to the right, as shown in the figure below. Power off the control board after the flashing is completed and set the JP4 jumper back to its original position.

CRT0401 control board 

JP4 jumper 

S9 series control board 

set JP4 jumper back 

2. Double boards such as model CRT0302.

To enable it to use SD card flash memory, you need to shortcircuit the AB, as shown in the figure below.

CRT0302 double board 

3. Boards without SD card slot such as model CRT0301

It does not support SD card flash memory.

CRT0301 board without SD 

Possible solutions to the failure of flashing

1. Reformat the MicroSD and make sure you copied the correct firmware.

2. Press the MicroSD lightly to make sure it is well connected.

3. Dust and clean the MicroSD.

4. Try to use another good known MicroSD.

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