Spark firmware update failed

So you’ve tried to update the firmware of your Spark and get an error meesage during the procedure?
Evene worse ? You don’t have sound anymore coming out fo your Spark ?

Here are a few things to try:

  • Try to reinstall the firmware, click on the “Eject” button at the end of the procedure and unplug the USB cable.
  • Try another USB port, then run the firmware updater again. Note: please do not use a USB Hub.
  • Try unplugging and replugging the Spark USB cable.
  • Make sure to run the firmware updater as the system administrator (on Windows PC)
  • Try another computer

If your still stuck or if your amp is still mute, then I am afraid but you’ll have to contact Positive Grid and open a support request. They will probably ask you a few question and in some cases they can provide you with a new updater file. Most cases I have heard about could be fixed. Your amp is not broken!

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  1. Ricardo

    Got my go yesterday! Played around with it for a day before updating just in cause. Tried 2 times got stuck on 2 %. Third time was a charm! Yee Haa!

  2. Tim Provencio

    I fought and fought this. Tried it on Windows 11 and macOS. But, the catch was it was the latest Windows 11 and latest macOS Ventura. I tried it again using my wife’s older Windows 10 machine and it worked fine. Moral of the story, if it ain’t working for you, try an older OS.

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