Tutorial: Antminer S5 1.15TH @ 590w bitcoin miner

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In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S5(1.15TH @ 590w) bitcoin miner.

 

Miner Specifics

  • Brand: Antminer S5
  • Hash rate: 1150 GH/s (1.15 TH/s) ± 5%
  • Power consumption: 590w
  • Chips: 28nm BM1384
  • PSU: NO PSU. NEED a PSU >= 750w with 6pin x 2 (12V DC >= 60A)
  • Important: please make sure your PSU is powerful enough. The 12V DC of your PSU is the higher ampere the better.

 

Official Manual

You can also get the official manual here (For network setting, firmware upgrade etc., please check out the manual): Eastshore Support Page on Github

 

Before Start

  • Please prepare a ATX PSU ( >=750w and with 6pin x 4)
  • Connect the miner to the router by ethernet cord.
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC is also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration)

 

PSU NEEDED

 

Setting up PSU: ATX PSU

If you also bought the mining PSU in our store, please skip this section and have a look at the following section {Setting up PSU: LITEON 750w PSU}.
  • Suppose you use a ATX Computer Power Supply as your mining PSU.
  • You will need 1 jumper wire. On the PSU’s 24pin motherboard power cable, you have to cross the “Green” line and the “Black” line. (The PSU has a computer inside and it communicates with the motherboard. For this setup, there is no computer motherboard to connect to, so, we have to make the PSU think it’s connected to the motherboard and the PCI and PCI-Express ports are needing the +12 V power.

 

Setting up PSU: LITEON 750w PSU

If you bought our LITEON 750w PSU, you need to connect it before you use. Here is the guide:
  • Check out the PSU in the package.
  • There is a connection board in the package.
  • Connect the connection board to the PSU.
  • Then connect the 6pin cords. (You need 4 x 6pin to connect the miner. )
  • Connect the power cord.
  • All connection done.

 

Miner Connection

  • There are 4 6pin connector in 2 rows. You’d better connect all the 4 connectors via 6pin cords.
  • After all the 4pin connected should be like this:
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MINING GUIDE

  • Scan out the IP address of the miner, see here for how to do this: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-scan-out-the-configuration-ip-address-of-the-miner/
  • Connect all the cords and ethernet cord.
  • Power on the PSU.
  • Wait for about 1~3 minutes (the miner need time to connect itself to the router).
  • Scan the ip of the miner. (For how to scan, see the section {configuration IP} above)
  • Now, we can configure the miner now.
  • Login the configuration page via the configuration ip you scanned (eg. 192.168.1.16). The default username is “root” and password is “root” too, and then click “Login”.
  • If you can’t login the miner via the IP you scanned out, or you don’t scan out the IP, please reset the miner first: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-reset-antminer-s5/
  • In the “Miner Configuration”, configure your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. And click “Save & Apply”.
  • Wait for about 1~2 minutes.(ps: while you are waiting, you’d better not to click anything)
  • Then mining is starting… You can check the mining status in the “Miner Status” page. (ps: sometimes, the page may show no any data, it just occur sometimes, however, in that situation, plz just power off your miner, and then power on it again.)
  • Sometimes, when the mining starts, the “ASIC Status” may be shown as “——” or the speed may be very low, plz don’t worry, just let the miner work about 5 minutes and the “—–” will be disappear and the speed will be normal. (Also, you can try to restart the miner if the “—–” always showing)
  • The mining will start automatically when power on after you configure it.
  • If the network setting works well for you, you’d better not to change any network settings.

 

NOTE: Miner not start mining

This just happened occasionally. If your miner works very well, please skip this section. If your miner can’t start normally. please try to:
  • check if all the cords on the miner are inserted tightly. (We pack the products very carefully, but cords on the miner might fall out during the delivery. However, it just happened occasionally.)
  • Just try to power off the miner and wait for some seconds, and start it again.
  • Try to reset the miner via the reset hole: check here for how to reset:https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-reset-antminer-s5/
  • Try to Upgrade the firmware. (see the Official Manual for how to upgrade firmware)
  • Try to run one blade only to see if there are some problems with one of the blade. Please: 1. Power off the miner; 2. plug out the signal cable (The cable in the red circle in the following picture.) of one miner. 3. Power on the miner again to see if the blade works with only one blade. Please try to run every blade individually to see which blade not working.

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  • The following is also suggested: take out the screws on the controller (the little green board with the black pi on the top of the miner), and lift the controller up, see if the miner works normally. If it does, then it suggests that the needle below the controller is too long so it touches the metal holder and affect the signal transmission of the controller.
  • Try to rewrite the image for the miner, check out here: http://eastshoretrade.blogspot.com/2015/04/tutorial-setting-uphow-to-re-image.html
  • If you have more than one miner, please try to replace the controller of the un-mining miner. For how to replace, please see the section {Replace the Controller} below.
  • If all the method above are not work, and if you have more than one miner, please try to make clearly which parts of the bad miner is broken, do like this: replace the controller, the fan, the 2. blades of the bad miner by the part from the good miner one by one, to see which part of the miner is damaged (if you replaced one part of the bad miner then the miner running, then this part on the bad miner is broken). contact us for the result.

 

Replace the Controller

The section is only for those who want to replace the controller on the miner. You can safely skip this section.
  • This is the controller of the S5.
  • First, plug out all the cables on the previous controller (and also the ethernet cord).
  • For replacing the controller, you don’t need to take off the previous controller, just place the new controller above the old one.
  • Insert all the cables that you just plunged out from the old controller to the new controller you just putted on the old controller.
  • Make sure all the cables insert tightly (all the cables within the red circles in the picture).
  • Insert the ethernet cord.
  • replace done.

 

Trouble Shoot

1. Sometimes, there is no any data showing on the “Miner Status” page, in that case, plz:
  • Check your home network setting, is it normal
  • Check the mining pool address you setted in the “Miner Configuration”, can your home network connect to the pool
  • Set the network protocol to DHCP via Navigate to Network -> Setting.
  • Upgrade the firmware. (some old version of the mining system maybe get this “no data” problem, plz upgrade the firmware to the newest ones)
  • Check if all the cables inside the miner are connected tightly.
  • After you setted the pool address etc, and click “Save&Apply”, while you wait the setting applied, plz don’t click anyting.
  • Try to reset the miner: https://www.eastshore.xyz/how-to-reset-antminer-s5/
2.when you are getting “x” (or “-“) on the ASIC chip status and the mining speed is very low (However, this just happened occasionally), please:
  • Power off the miner, wait for some minutes, then power on it again. Check the chip status to see if the “x” (or the “-“) disappeared.
  • Check all the cables inside the miner to see if they are inserted tightly.
  • Plz pay attention to the heat dissipation of the miner. Because the the chip of the miner maybe stop mining if the temperature is too high.
  • If you several miners, please make sure put them far away from each other.
  • Get more fan or other dissipation methods to make the miner more cooler.
  • Turn off the antminer and double check your PSU cables are connected well and restart.
  • Check the status in about 5 minutes and every 30 minutes for a few hours and see if the “x” are showing up constantly at the same chip or randomly changes or completely disappear.

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