I am trying to log into my iotawatt device and I keep getting strange characters, the web interface is not loading correctly. I had tried restarting (unpower/repower) and this is still the issue. I have a picture below - any help is appreciated!
Sure its a few years old. I just recently moved so it hadn’t been used for 6 months either. I just took the SD card out, it has a funky download folder. Not sure if I can format this SD card or how to reflash it with the software?
That points to a bad SDcard. You will need a new card, preferably an 8GB SDHD. You are running a very old firmware and you probably downloaded the SD files for the most recent firmware. So there could be a mismatch. You can get the new card and I’ll post what to do with it later today.
You were on a very old release of the firmware. Units running that and prior versions with auto-update MAJOR that didn’t upgrade were effectively frozen there due to a problem downloading firmware through a major Australian ISP. I speculate that the inactive period you mention put you in that group. I’ve restarted auto-update for that group top the latest 02_07_05 that is in use everywhere else. If your system is running at all, it should update over the next 24 hours.