Dear Eric, Daniel,

I see. Indeed if the INFO section contains only "useful" data and not
"critical" data, then I can safely erase the device.

Sorry for asking silly questions, but though being an electrical engineer I
come from the analog side of the world. I guess cannot achieve the
mass-erase using the Launchpad-like FET, right? It has to be done with real
JTAG programmer? Even more (mspdebug manual page) from non-USB one?


On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Daniel Beer <> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 08:06:13AM +0100, Kuba wrote:
> > Thanks for the info. That sounds a bit better than the chip replacement
> > (though I will try that if nothing else works, thanks Crazy Casta).
> >
> > Did you come across an instruction to follow this procedure? Can it be
> done
> > with mspdebug?
> > As far as I read this morning about BSL operations, the mass erase
> deletes
> > both program and information data. Isn't loss of information data going
> to
> > bring me more trouble? :)
> Hi Kuba,
> It can be done with mspdebug (flash-bsl driver), but I haven't needed
> to do it myself. There is some documentation available from TI about
> the bootstrap loader ("MSP430 Memory Programming User's Guide", I
> think). You'll also need to check the chip datasheet to see which pins
> you need for BSL communication and entry.
> You'll probably want to check this, but I'm fairly sure that a mass
> erase won't touch the Info A segment, which is the one containing
> calibration data. The other info segments are for user data.
> Cheers,
> Daniel
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