Sadly no, but only because I think I figured some things out and hopefully conquered the issue.
I will look around and make sure I didn’t make any Videos of the issues, but I did keep a primitive Wod Doc with the console/cmd info I typed.
I had 4 photons that were not working.
- Flashing Cyan/Red (Was working 2 weeks ago and just suddenly died)
- Flashing Cyan/Red, but recently got it to Flash Cyan/Orange
- Stays White, dispite Safemode/DFU Flash/Tinker Flash/Update/Factory Default
- Blinks Blue but does not show an SSID. (This is after it started Cyan/Red)
So number 1 and Number 2 are fixed, but it was not easy or something that was linear in any way. Here is what I did to fix 1.
Got the Cloud Key and Followed the Key process from this thread.
Sent the new key to the Photon (Didn’t work)
Got the ID and used the Doctor Command (didn’t work)
Upgraded the Firmware (didn’t work)
Tried the Cloud Key again (didn’t work)
Tried Safe Mode (didn’t work)
Tried Factory Default (didn’t work)
Tried Flashing Tinker (didn’t work)
So here is the formula that worked.
Put the Photon into Listening Mode, and get the ID
Reset to Factory Defaults.
Immediately go into DFU Mode
Flash the Device the your cloud key
Go back into DFU mode and Assign a New Key
Go back into DFU mode and Doctor that key
DO NOT BOOT INTO NORMAL MODE, Go to DFU Mode again and Flash Tinker
AGAIN DO NOT BOOT INTO NORMAL MODE go to Safe Mode
The photon will get angry and flash Cyan/Orange but will reboot or flash cyan and reconnect to the cloud and…
You are done it.
Notes: Particle CLI 1.12 with Node 0.10 NOT 4.XX! Upgrading to 4.XX just broke everything and I had to rip everything out of the registry, redo environmental variables, wipe system files and fool around with git unsuccessfully till Particle reverted the Git version (Thank you, if you didn’t do this I wouldn’t have been able to continue trying things…)
Windows 7X64 Pro, Node (32bit) and Openssl (32bit)
The process for number 2 was a little different, but the steps were out of order since I had been trying to get that Photon Working since Early 2015, but it was mainly the same process.
Number 3 and 4 I can’t tell what happened to them, but upgraded firmware and flashes dont seem to bring them back to life, but that isn’t related to this thread so that will go elseware. Only 1 to my knowledge was doing the cyan/red flash.