Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Adjusting BENQ Blur Reduction and DyAc (Dynamic Acceleration) including Blur Busters Strobe Utility. Supports most BenQ/Zowie Z-Series monitors (XL2411, XL2420, XL2720, XL2735, XL2540, XL2546)
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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by akhyg » 29 Jan 2019, 01:39

@davidm71 , you have to open service menu , viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2467 .
@Falkentyne , isnt cheap at all that MSTar.

Falkentyne
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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by Falkentyne » 29 Jan 2019, 11:26

davidm71 wrote:Hey Falkentyne,

Small world. Usually see you at the Overclock Gigabyte Z390 thread. Was wondering though how can I check what version firmware I have on my 2411Z monitor?

Thanks
Firmware version is shown at the top of the service menu.

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by davidm71 » 30 Jan 2019, 00:15

Trying to install flashrom as in the instructions but I get host unreachable when i try to svn co flashrom.org...


Use a mirror instead?

Thanks

Edit: Also wondering when your about to flash the monitor does the monitor have to be turned on or off??

Thanks again

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by davidm71 » 30 Jan 2019, 22:32

Looks like it bricked:

alibrating 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... Error sending write command: errno 6.
spi_nbyte_program failed during command execution at address 0x0
Reading current flash chip contents... done. Looking for another erase function.
Error sending write command: errno 6.
spi_nbyte_program failed during command execution at address 0x0
Reading current flash chip contents... done. Looking for another erase function.
Error sending write command: errno 6.
spi_nbyte_program failed during command execution at address 0x0
Reading current flash chip contents... done. Looking for another erase function.
Error sending write command: errno 6.
spi_nbyte_program failed during command execution at address 0x0
Reading current flash chip contents... done. Looking for another erase function.
Error sending write command: errno 6.
spi_nbyte_program failed during command execution at address 0x0
Looking for another erase function.
No usable erase functions left.



sudo i2cdetect 1
WARNING! This program can confuse your I2C bus, cause data loss and worse!
I will probe file /dev/i2c-1.
I will probe address range 0x03-0x77.
Continue? [Y/n] y
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f
00: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
40: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 49 -- -- -- -- -- --
50: 50 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 59 -- -- -- -- -- --
60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
70: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/flashrom$ sudo i2cdump -r 0-127 1 0x50
No size specified (using byte-data access)
WARNING! This program can confuse your I2C bus, cause data loss and worse!
I will probe file /dev/i2c-1, address 0x50, mode byte
Probe range limited to 0x00-0x7f.
Continue? [Y/n] y
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 0123456789abcdef
00: 00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 09 d1 30 7f 45 54 00 00 ........??0?ET..
10: 0b 18 01 03 0e 35 1e 78 2e 9d e1 a6 54 54 9f 26 ?????5?x.???TT?&
20: 0d 50 54 a5 6b 80 d1 c0 45 7c 61 7c 81 80 81 bc ?PT?k???E|a|????
30: 95 3c 31 7c 01 01 02 3a 80 18 71 38 2d 40 58 2c ?<1|???:??q8-@X,
40: 45 00 13 2a 21 00 00 1e 00 00 00 ff 00 33 33 45 E.?*!..?.....33E
50: 30 36 32 39 32 53 4c 30 0a 20 00 00 00 fd 00 18 06292SL0? ...?.?
60: 78 0f 87 15 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 fc x???.? ...?
70: 00 42 65 6e 51 20 58 4c 32 34 31 31 5a 0a 00 ce .BenQ XL2411Z?.?
ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/flashrom$ sudo ./flashrom -p mstarddc_spi:dev=/dev/i2c-1:49
flashrom v0.9.7- on Linux 4.15.0-29-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 "MX25L1605" (2048 kB, SPI) on mstarddc_spi.
Found Macronix flash chip "MX25L1605A/MX25L1606E" (2048 kB, SPI) on mstarddc_spi.
Found Macronix flash chip "MX25L1605D/MX25L1608D/MX25L1673E" (2048 kB, SPI) on mstarddc_spi.
Multiple flash chip definitions match the detected chip(s): "MX25L1605", "MX25L1605A/MX25L1606E", "MX25L1605D/MX25L1608D/MX25L1673E"
Please specify which chip definition to use with the -c <chipname> option.

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by davidm71 » 31 Jan 2019, 22:46

I know you guys probably have busy lives but can someone please help me?

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by davidm71 » 01 Feb 2019, 13:00

Anyone know latest version of flashrom that is patched for mstar? Have a working cooy to share?

Thanks

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by davidm71 » 01 Feb 2019, 22:44

Anyone have one of those mstar ISP adapters to sell or lend out?

Thanks

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by Falkentyne » 01 Feb 2019, 23:41

davidm71 wrote:Anyone have one of those mstar ISP adapters to sell or lend out?

Thanks
ISP device is still available here.
https://www.yoycart.com/Product/5278188 ... ment_tool/

The RT809F works also (could never get HDMI mode working....it detects something but won't read what it finds) in VGA mode (if you google the english language of the software)

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by beatvr » 02 Feb 2019, 05:01

https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/MStar-De ... 98089.html

Could this tool be any good ?
The price is better then 60+$

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Re: Firmware upgrade using Linux tool, requires no hardware

Post by davidm71 » 02 Feb 2019, 08:37

beatvr wrote:https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/MStar-De ... 98089.html

Could this tool be any good ?
The price is better then 60+$

I read its not recommended. I actually have a CH341A black usb programmer with soic cable i'll use as last resort to flash this thing back to health. Thing is my monitor has three flash chips. Wonder why three and which to flash?

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