Argon seems to be stuck flashing yellow

Hello there thanks in advance for any help.

I recently went to flash my argon via the cloud using the Web IDE (which i had done in the past) and the argon just started flashing yellow.

When i try to flash it via USB it tells me the flash WAS successful but i cannot communicate with the argon via the particle iOS app or the cloud. and the light still flashes yellow.

IT seems the argon is NOT locked. i can attempt to select a mode but it seems it never changes modes.

the argon remains flashing yellow regardless of what i try and do.

Ive tried to factory reset the argon but it just sits there flashing yellow.

I tried using the doctor, i tried using the Web IDE, I’ve tried using the Workbench.

IF anyone can point me in the right direction to reset this device that would be great thanks,

Can you try particle flash --usb tinker?

If that doesn’t help try following these steps (replacing the xenon parts with argon)

The binaries can be found here.

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Yes i have. i cant seem to communicate with the device at all.

But yet when i flash it tells me its was successful even with the -v flag…

is there i a way i can manually upload new firmware using dfu-util?

when i try to detach using DFU util i get:

Opening DFU capable USB device…
ID 2b04:d00c
Run-time device DFU version 011a
Claiming USB DFU Interface…
Setting Alternate Setting #0
Determining device status: state = dfuIDLE, status = 0
dfuIDLE, continuing
DFU mode device DFU version 011a
Device returned transfer size 4096
can’t detach

Then right after:

Opening DFU capable USB device…
ID 2b04:d00c
Run-time device DFU version 011a
Claiming USB DFU Interface…
Setting Alternate Setting #0
Determining device status: error get_status

Yes, but CLI should use dfu-util anyhow.

Maybe @rickkas7 can help out

This is the answer, but can i ask for a more detailed explanation as to why this worked?

Not quite sure what has changed between the post where you said CLI didn’t work and now it apparently did?

However, one possible explanation is that your previous update didn’t fully finish leaving your device in a “limbo” state, but applying the full setup once over again has fixed it.

@teedub I’m having the same problem as you I think… I’m stuck flashing yellow. When I flash via USB it tells me I’m successful, but stays flashing yellow. I think you found the answer but I’m not sure what you did. Can you walk us through your road to success?