FEZ Hydra update interups


I try to update my Hydra V1.2 and I’m folowing the steps described here: https://www.ghielectronics.com/docs/125/firmware-update-fez-hydra

I’m struggleing at step “Loading Bootstrap” because it fails or hangs. The output is

-I- Waiting …
-I- TCL platform : Windows NT
-I- SAM-BA CDC 2.10 on : windows
-I- Retrieved arguments from command line :
-I- argv 0 : com9
-I- argv 1 : at91sam9rl64-ek
-I- argv 2 : TinyBooterLoader.tcl
-I- Connection : com9 (target(comType) = 3)
-I- Board : at91sam9rl64-ek
-I- Traces Level : 4
-I- target(handle) : file28bda30
Read device Chip ID at 0xfffff240 — get 0x019b03a0
-I- Found processor : at91sam9rl64 (Chip ID : 0x019b03a0)
-I- Command line mode : Execute script file : TinyBooterLoader.tcl
-I- GHI Electronics, FEZ Hydra -
-I- TinyBooter Updater Script -
-I Enable DataFlash
-I- DATAFLASH::Init 0 (trace level : 4)
-I- Loading applet isp-dataflash-fez_hydra.bin at address 0x300000
-I- Memory Size : 0x420000 bytes
-I- Buffer address : 0x302CD8
-I- Buffer size: 0x18C0 bytes
-I- Applet initialization done
-I- Erasing: 0x18C0 bytes at address 0x0
-I- Erasing: 0x18C0 bytes at address 0x18C0
-I- Erasing: 0x18C0 bytes at address 0x3180
-I- Erasing: 0x18C0 bytes at address 0x4A40
-I- Erasing: 0x18C0 bytes at address 0x6300

The process doesn’t open the notepad with the logfile, so I assume, the process is still running.

Does anyone of you have the same issue and a solution of it ?

Kind regards

Yes I have.

I added a 32kHz cristal for the RTC, this is the only variant.

It is a Window 8 64bit physical machine.

I powered it throw two USB ports and both are USB2 ports, and yes I have tried different ports.

Kind regards and thanks a lot.

So, a new PC helps and the TinyBooter is installed sucessful. The next step is to load the firmware (TinyCLR). I connected the pin 9 on socket 14 to ground and pressed reset, release it and disconnect the wire between pin 9 and ground.

I’m able to select the “FEZ Hydra_Gadgeteer” as an USB device in FEZ Update and MFDeploy. But I cannot ping the Hydra in both, the FEZ Update reports an “
Ping… No response from device.” and the MFDeploy reports an “Pinging… NoConnection”.

After the ping, the “FEZ Hydra_Gadgeteer” is not longer selectabele in the dropdown onla a reset or replug helps.

Has anyone an idea ?

Thanks a lot

what firmware was deployed to the device? There are two types, Ethernet and Non Ethernet. If you use the Ethernet version then you must have an ENC28 connected to socket 3.

I’m not able to upload the Firmware, I’m only able to upload the TinyBooter.


Dear all

I’m definitly confused, after some trials on different PC’s it works. I’m note sure, if it was/is an issue with a wire or plug.

Thanks for all your time,