I just downloaded Ethereum wallet and after syncing the blocks when I went to Start mining to get some Ether, the menu button is grayed out, its disabled

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This is my wallet, in case if you can send me some Testnet Ethers


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You need to first sync the full chain. Full steps on the link below.

How to enable and mine Testnet (Morden)?

  • thats not applicable for Mist
    – STEEL
    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:21
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    I have been using this command on my windows system to mine and earn Ethers on testnet ( geth --testnet --mine --minerthreads 1) . and you can so do. I have transferred 200 ether to you. Enjoy. Aug 16, 2017 at 8:36
  • Thanks for the generosity :) I didn't knew about command line interface. Thanks again
    – STEEL
    Aug 16, 2017 at 9:09
  • I didnt receive the test Ethers. 0x3cf387E565cb7466d2a334A6DeD2BBe3CA0242Eb
    – STEEL
    Aug 16, 2017 at 14:35

I FIXED it with Mist.

  1. GO TO C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\geth

  2. DELETE chaindata folder enter image description here

  3. GO TO C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mist

Delete content inside Cache folder

  1. In the same folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mist

Open file "network" with SublimeText editor, and type: ropsten instead


  1. Run Mist.exe "Run as Administrator"

Should sync and download some 14millions blocks and Mining should be enabled now

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.  Please refer to screen print.

The balance is already reduced from my account. Not sure why it has not reached your account

  • my testnet is set to Ropsten, does it matters ?
    – STEEL
    Aug 16, 2017 at 15:30

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