Massdrop Alt not turning on after flashing

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just got my alt and flashed it. got a success but now it wont turn on unless i hit the reset and even then it just shows an orange light and thats it. havent even been able to use this yet. someone please help
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kpaladini
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Sep 5, 2019
hey everyone ive been tinkering alot trying to get the keyboard out of this download mode. so me being new did a rename on the configurator file to make it a bin. it came in as a crgz file. The rename to .bin even tho it took and gave me a success locked up the keyboard. i did a new config file from drop configurator and then just double clicked the file which then gave me a proper bin file. flashed the keyboard with new config file that i guess now is a true .bin file and BOOM! keyboard is back up. hope this helps any other newbies.
jxliu
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Sep 12, 2019
Hey, thanks for the update. Not sure why it downloaded as a .crgz file for you (did you mean cpgz?). We'll switch the configurator in the near future to output .hex files instead of .bin files to avoid weird browser/OS interactions with the .bin output.
Elbert
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Sep 4, 2019
The blinking orange LED means the keyboard detects power, but there's still a connectivity issue. Did you happen to omit the "--restart" option when you flashed it? It sounds like the keyboard may still be in DFU mode. You can always reset the keyboard by unplugging it and plugging it back in.
kpaladini
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Sep 4, 2019
./mdloader_mac --first --download ./massdrop_alt_md_configurator_1567561835_859234654.bin --restart
rtmacdonald
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Apr 14, 2021
What ended up being the solution here? Mine is the same. And I've reinstalled the default bin many times