[MinnowBoard] Minnowboard Max no longer booting to UEFI Shell

David Anders danders at circuitco.com
Thu Aug 14 15:01:40 UTC 2014


On 08/14/2014 03:03 AM, Lasse Kaila wrote:
> Bryan Smith <bryan at ...> writes:
>> Hey Dave,
>> I actually started looking at a flyswatter already as I figured that this
>> was the case. Just wanted to report the issue.
>> Thanks,
>> Bryan
>>> Bryan,
>>> this is the second report from an early adopter with this issue. it
>>> appears to
>>> be a corruption of the UEFI firmware and appears to be software related.
>>> we are
>>> looking into it now. the only way to fix this is to reflash the UEFI
>>> firmware
>>> via the SPI header.
> Hi,
> It seems we have a similar problem. Out of the two boards we have, the first
> one stopped working yesterday. Both blue LEDs are lit, but there's no video
> output at all, USB and Ethernet are also dead.
> What procedure do you recommend, should we return the board or is it
> possible to do this reflash? I couldn't find any instructions or firmware
> for the MAX board anywhere on Intel's site.

please send you shipping address to danders at circuitco.com

we'll send out a replacement board ASAP.

we've identified the firmware issue and have fixed it, however, there 
are still some boards out there that have the older "buggy" firmware

> On another note, I had to go through several monitors until I found one that
> would accept the video signal output by the board (apparently it's 720p @
> 60Hz). Perhaps a more universal video mode as default would be more useful?

there was an issue with some displays due to timing bit on the HDMI 
interface. this too has been fixed in the most recent firmware....


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