This is a problem that some users of the Browan MerryIoT Helium miner face. If the SD Card is not detected, unfortunately the miner won’t work.
💡 Fortunately we have solutions
Without further ado, let’s get right into it. Here are a few different ways to solve the problem:
This can happen when the miner has been rebooted. Leave the miner to do its thing and it should sort itself once it has finished re-creating all the partitions and unpacking its copy of the blockchain.
Power down the MerryIoT Helium hotspot, re-seat the SD card. Power it back on.
If this didn’t solve the problem, reboot the miner again by powering it down and back up. Check back after a few hours.
Finally if none of the above worked, contact: [email protected]. They will be able to fix it remotely. Please note however that it can be a few days before the Browan support team gets back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a Helium Miner be reset?
Resetting a miner implies taking it back to its original factory settings. This cannot be done after it’s been onboarded and registered. However a miner can be rebooted by powering it down, waiting for a couple of minutes and then powering it back up again.
What is Helium?
Helium is a LoRa based network that connects IoT devices. It consists of gateway devices called hotspots or miners connected to one another over the internet. Data from IoT devices is transmitted to hotspots or Helium Miners and then across the Helium network.
Helium mining results in earnings for the hotspot host by way of tokens called HNT. This is meant to incentivize network growth. At the time of writing, there are over 900,000 active miners globally. This number continues to grow.
How do I mine Helium?
In order to mine Helium you need dedicated hardware called a Helium hotspot. There are many hotspot vendors including Rak, Nebra and others. The hotspot is like a wireless access point that is used to communicate with sensors and other hotspots. It is also connected to the internet over Ethernet or Wi-Fi.