Well the battery in my Weather Shield ran down again. All the lights on the Photon were off. I brought it inside and connected it to my PC via USB. It came up in listening mode. (At least that’s something - the last one just had that steady dim D7 blue light on). I used the Particle app to reconnect it to the net. The app said everything was OK but the Photon started blinking fast cyan alternating with quick bursts of flashing red. After reading a bunch of seemingly related threads, I tried the following, all to no avail.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:\Documents and Settings\User>particle list ▀ Retrieving devices... ! Please login - it appears your access token may have expired Error Invalid token C:\Documents and Settings\User>particle list ▄ Retrieving devices... ! Please login - it appears your access token may have expired Error Invalid token C:\Documents and Settings\User>particle config identify Current profile: particle Using API: https://api.particle.io Access token: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx C:\Documents and Settings\User>particle list ▄ Retrieving devices... ! Please login - it appears your access token may have expired Error Invalid token C:\Documents and Settings\User>particle serial wifi ? Should I scan for nearby Wi-Fi networks? Yes ! serial: Unable to scan for Wi-Fi networks. Do you have permission to do that on this system? C:\Documents and Settings\User>particle keys new Error creating keys... dfu-util is not installed C:\Documents and Settings\User>particle flash -serial tinker ! Please login *(eh? How do I login - to what?)* - it appears your access token may have expired Flash device failed Invalid token C:\Documents and Settings\User>particle setup _ _ _ _ _ __ __ _ _ __| |_(_) ___| | ___ (_) ___ | '_ \ / _` | '__| __| |/ __| |/ _ \ | |/ _ \ | |_) | (_| | | | |_| | (__| | __/_| | (_) | | .__/ \__,_|_| \__|_|\___|_|\___(_)_|\___/ |_| https://particle.io/ > Setup is easy! Let's get started... > It appears as though you are already logged in as xxxxxx.com ? Would you like to log in with a different account? No ! PROTIP: Hold the MODE/SETUP button on your device until it blinks blue! ! PROTIP: Please make sure you are connected to the internet. > I have detected a Photon connected via USB. ? Would you like to continue with this one? Yes ! The Photon supports secure Wi-Fi setup. We'll try that first. ! PROTIP: Wireless setup of Photons works like a wizard! ! PROTIP: We will automagically change the Wi-Fi network to which your computer is connected. ! PROTIP: You will lose your connection to the internet periodically. ! PROTIP: Some computers may require Administrator permissions for my automagical Wi-Fi scanning capabilities. ! OOPS: I was unable to scan for nearby Wi-Fi networks (-___-) ? We can still proceed in 'manual' mode. Would you like to continue? Yes ! PROTIP: Manual mode will prompt you to manage the Wi-Fi connection of your computer when it's necessary. ! PROTIP: To proceed, you will need to be able to manually change the Wi-Fi connectivity of your computer. ! PROTIP: Your Photon will appear in your computer's list of Wi-Fi networks with a name like, Photon-XXXX ! PROTIP: Where XXXX is a string of random letters and/or numbers unique to that specific Photon. ! PROTIP: You will need to know the password for your Wi-Fi network (if any) to proceed. ! PROTIP: You can press ctrl + C to quit setup at any time. > Obtained magical secure claim code. ! PROTIP: There was a network error while connecting to the cloud... ! PROTIP: We need an active internet connection to successfully complete setup. ! PROTIP: Are you currently connected to the internet?
(Uh yes I am) Please double-check and try again.
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So once again I’m left with a non-functioning Photon and a confusing welter of threads with assorted bits and pieces of partial solutions and no clear direction of what to do to get this device running again and everything I try leading to a dead end. HEEEEEEEEEEELP!