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How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware

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  1. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Remove Bottom Plate Screws: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following screws securing the transparent acrylic bottom plate to the main box:

    • Ten M2×6mm silver Phillips screws

  2. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Remove Bottom Plate: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the bottom plate and set it aside.

    • Before servicing anything on the inside, make sure to remove all battery cells.

  3. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Set LPCPROG switch to ON: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Set LPCPROG switch to ON: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger or your fingernail to set the DIP switch LPCP to ON.

    • The LPCP switch is located on the motherboard, between the CPU module and trackball or trackpad.

  4. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Press LPCRESET: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger or your finger to press the LPCRST button next to the DIP switch from the previous step.

  5. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Plug in a USB cable: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Connect a Micro-USB cable into the LPC USB port.

    • On newer revisions of the Reform, the Micro-USB port has been replaced with a USB type-C port.

  6. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Flash the LPC firmware: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Plug the other end of the cable into another computer. The system controller's memory appears as a virtual flash drive on that computer.

    • Open a terminal and navigate to the reform2-lpc-fw folder you've downloaded from the Reform repository.

    • Check lsblk or dmesg -w to find out which drive the LPC shows up as, then edit flash.sh with the correct path to the virtual flash drive (e.g. /dev/sdx).

    • Double-check the path to make sure it is correct, as entering the wrong one could destroy data on your computer!

    • Execute flash.sh as root.

  7. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Unplug the USB cable: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the USB cable from the LPC USB port.

  8. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Set LPCPROG switch to OFF: step 8, image 1 of 2 How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Set LPCPROG switch to OFF: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger or your fingernail to set the DIP switch LPCP to OFF, which is the side labeled "1".

  9. How to flash MNT Reform LPC firmware, Press LPCRESET again: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger or your finger to press the LPCRST button again.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow steps 1 and 2 in reverse order. Ensure that no cables are squeezed when replacing the bottom plate. Don't overtighten screws.

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