Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

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Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

Postby croaky » 12 Mar 2017, 23:35

Hello Guys i have one Big Problem i wanted Today to flash my Benq Z Series i followed the introductions from boeing with a VGA-Cable and Ubuntu.
Well everything worked wouldnt be there a problem, i can't find the Firmware V2/3 or 4 the BenQ Page have already removed them from their site and i don't know where i can find it, so my last hope is to ask here someone from the Forum.

I thank you in advance
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Re: Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

Postby croaky » 13 Mar 2017, 10:00

Falkentyne wrote:https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkQqWXPLNfg-gVFgbSqQ9RqLAZ2A


Well and i can still follow the same instructions from boeing even with the V4 Firmware?
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Re: Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

Postby croaky » 13 Mar 2017, 12:26

It did not work and my Screen doesnt connect anymore with the DVI-D x(

had troubels with the firmware

I am really a newbie in those stuff it wouldn't be bad if someone can protocoll a step by step im trying it to flash with my laptop
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Re: Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

Postby Falkentyne » 13 Mar 2017, 14:39

How did you flash the firmware?
Did you get an error?
Are you trying to use Linux? OR what?
You should have no issues if using the Mstar ISP tool ( http://www.yoycart.com/Product/52781882 ... ment_tool/ ) or RT809f flash tool ( https://www.aliexpress.com/item/free-sh ... 16644.html ).
Linux / Ubuntu can cause more issues but it's usually fixable.
Some people have to use a different computer or laptop however.

First, unplug the monitor, from AC power for 5 minutes.
Then plug it in (To AC) but don't turn it on.
Then use whatever you were doing to flash it again (e.g. Laptop with the monitor plugged in but powered off).

Use these exact instructions here.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=779&start=220
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Re: Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

Postby croaky » 13 Mar 2017, 20:23

Yeah i was trying it with ubuntu and i crashed it with loading the firmware i was a bit confused becouse i wasn't sure from where i have to load the "firmware.bin" becouse i didn't found the .bin data
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Re: Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

Postby Falkentyne » 13 Mar 2017, 20:37

firmware.bin, if I recall, is a 'file you create that is 2 MB in size, full of empty spaces. It is created automatically by that command.

tr '\000' '\377' < /dev/zero | dd of=firmware.bin bs=1k count=2k

The file "XL2411Z_VX" is the name of the firmware that you are installing, that you downloaded from the Onedrive (extracted and unzipped). backup.bin is the backup file created of the original firmware (you will be SKIPPING THIS STEP now).

I'm guessing you tried to flash firmware.bin instead of MERGING firmware.bin into XL2411Z_VX.biin (X=firmware version).
There is a merge command that merges the 2mb dummy file with the original 832k file, then the new file is 2mb, and is still called firmware.bin (it has the merged original empty space firmware.bin merged with the raw xl2411z_v4 or whatever you downloaded firmware).

The merge command is this:

dd if=XL2411Z_V2_20131209_8B72.BIN of=firmware.bin conv=notrunc

You replace the XL2411z file name with the bin you downloaded and extracted.
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Re: Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

Postby croaky » 14 Mar 2017, 01:08

ok it seems it still hasnt worked yet

the last commands

ubuntu@ubuntu:~/flashrom$ sudo ./flashrom -p mstarddc_spi:dev=/dev/i2c-1:49 -c "MX25L1605A/MX25L1606E" -r backup.bin
flashrom v0.9.7-r1846 on Linux 4.8.0-36-generic (x86_64)
flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org

Calibrating delay loop... OK.
Info: Will try to use device /dev/i2c-1 and address 0x49.
Info: WILL reset the device at the end.
Found Macronix flash chip "MX25L1605A/MX25L1606E" (2048 kB, SPI) on mstarddc_spi.
Reading flash... done.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~/flashrom$ tr '\000' '\377' < /dev/zero | dd of=firmware.bin bs=1k count=2k
2048+0 Datensätze ein
2048+0 Datensätze aus
2097152 bytes (2,1 MB, 2,0 MiB) copied, 0,0104606 s, 200 MB/s
ubuntu@ubuntu:~/flashrom$ dd if=XL2411Z_V4.BIN of=firmware.bin conv=notrunc1664+0 Datensätze ein
1664+0 Datensätze aus
851968 bytes (852 kB, 832 KiB) copied, 0,00999706 s, 85,2 MB/s
ubuntu@ubuntu:~/flashrom$ sudo ./flashrom -p mstarddc_spi:dev=/dev/i2c-1:49 -c "MX25L1605A/MX25L1606E" -w firmware.bin
flashrom v0.9.7-r1846 on Linux 4.8.0-36-generic (x86_64)
flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org

Calibrating delay loop... OK.
Info: Will try to use device /dev/i2c-1 and address 0x49.
Info: WILL reset the device at the end.
Found Macronix flash chip "MX25L1605A/MX25L1606E" (2048 kB, SPI) on mstarddc_spi.
Reading old flash chip contents... done.
Erasing and writing flash chip... Erase/write done.
Verifying flash... FAILED at 0x00000000! Expected=0x02, Found=0xb0, failed byte count from 0x00000000-0x001fffff: 0xfe
Your flash chip is in an unknown state.
Please report this on IRC at chat.freenode.net (channel #flashrom) or
mail flashrom@flashrom.org, thanks!
ubuntu@ubuntu:~/flashrom$

ive got now a full blackscreen cant turn the screen on :D
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Re: Benq XL2411Z Firmware V1 Ghosting

Postby croaky » 14 Mar 2017, 19:54

OK now it has worked :)
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