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Cannot update kdl40s5100 firmware

Although I follow all the directions (correct usb device - sony microvault 4G, format FAT32, tried download on both PC and Mac, unplugged all inputs, unplugged TV for 5 mins, put usb in rear service port, plug in, power on, and -- nothing. I feel like I'm missing something simple!

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Hi Julie,
There are a couple ways to go here. I'll give you the procedures step by step. If you want clarification on anything, just ask. If I make an assumption that is wrong, stop me and let me know. The more you know, the easier this will be for both of us.

First I'd like to double check on MisterSony's diagnosis. Refresh rates that are too high end up as a black screen on many LCD models.

This is my first assumption, the display settings are currently for both monitors. Your original screen is still functioning.

If so,

  • Right click on your desktop
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  • Click Apply
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No, Brother.
Sony LCD will only accept "Sony Micro Vault"
So try using sony Data Treveller.

KIndly Do Rate, If helpful.

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Yes it is most likely to be a firmware bug. Did not understand what you meant by "have sony sending firmware update on usb key" though. Can you please clarify this?

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