Fix “Frong Temp Sensor Type” on Bitmain Antminer S17 ASICs – Step-by-step Guide


This is a step-by-step troubleshooting guide on how to fix the “wrong temp sensor type” issue on The Bitmain Antminer S17 ASICs. The methods listed below can be used as a guide for troubleshooting.

The hash board’s temperature and the temperature of its surroundings are primarily sensed by the temperature sensor chip. If it is damaged, it will result in abnormal temperature readings, and the hash board won’t operate at too-low temperatures (the kernel log indicates that the temperature sensor reading failed), or the miner won’t operate at too-high temperatures. This guide provides a step-by-step process to help you identify and resolve the “wrong temp sensor type” issue on your Please take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and prevent further harm to the Antminer S17 device by carefully following each step and adhering to the instructions.

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How to Solve Common Problems Indicated by Bitmain Antminer S17 Series' Kernel Log

Troubleshooting Steps to Fix “wrong Temp Sensor Type” on Bitmain Antminer S17 ASICs

  1. By entering the miner’s IP address in your browser and logging in with your username and password, you can access the miner’s background.
  2. Click “System” and then find the “Kernel Log” option.
  3. The kernel log can be read on your screen or copied into a text document.
  4. Look for error messages that indicate common problems such as fan error, temperature sensor fault, or hashboard failure, such as “is_temp_sensor_type_correct Wrong temp sensor type,” “killall_hashboard: power off hashboard” or “Run cgminer again to confirm the type of temperature sensor!” messages in the kernel logs.
  5. Before you start, turn off the Antminer S17 device, unplug it from the power source, and disconnect it from any additional devices that are connected.
  6. Open the Antminer S17’s casing once it has been powered down. Care should be taken to avoid damaging the internal components by performing this improperly.
  7. Make sure the power supply runs efficiently and gives the miner enough power. A multimeter can be used to check the power output of the power supply.
  8. Make sure the IO cables are properly connected and that none of them are loose or damaged.
  9. Chip soldering is the main reason why temperature sensor chips fail. Finding a hash board of the same model or another reliable hash board for data comparison is necessary for troubleshooting, as is measuring the chip voltage and ground value.
  10. Even though the temperature sensor chip itself may be normal, the chip that the temperature sensor circuit will pass through could be damaged.
  11. The temperature sensor chip should be located somewhere. Typically, it is close to the control board or the hash board.
  12. Check visually for any signs of damage, such as cracks or discoloration, on the temperature sensor chip.
  13. Connect the red test lead to the corresponding heat sink and test the temperature sensor chip with the black test lead while using a multimeter in DC gear and diode gear to measure and check for pseudo-soldering. The measured chip data can be compared to the standard chip data, to other boards of the same type, or to other high-quality boards. If an anomaly is discovered, it is advised to immediately replace the problematic chip.
  14. Once the replacement is complete, the Antminer S17’s casing should be closed before turning it back on.
  15. Before attempting to use it or configure settings as usual, please give it some time to fully boot up.
  16. If the “wrong temp sensor type” issue persists, you may want to contact a professional technician who can identify and resolve any underlying problems with the device.
  17. After all, the necessary repairs have been made, and the “wrong temp sensor type” issue is no longer present, you can begin using your Typical Antminer S17.

Final Words

We hope this troubleshooting guide has helped you identify and fix the “wrong temp sensor type” issue on your ASICs for Bitmain Antminer S17. While working on the device, keep in mind to carefully follow the steps and exercise all necessary caution.

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