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Firmware update Hi everyone, i need to do firmware update via pcmcia card on this model, can anyone help me i cant find where to get the correct card and udate from. Please PLEASE help im really struggling

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Re: firmware update

This TV has the ability to upgrade firmware from any standard USB thumb-drive. Here is a link to the Philp's site that has the instructions as well as the link to download the newest firmware:

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Yes. You should never do those updates via internet because you can toast the system with a bad download. Check your manual. You may have a _specific_ USB location on the TV for firmware updates.

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The TV probably needs a firmware update. They are needed frequently, and if not up-to-date you will get problems like that. Using the menu system, select "update." Note: They do not recommend updating via wireless because if anything goes wrong with the connection, your system is toast. Best bet is to download the update via computer onto a USB drive, then insert the usb drive into the TV (it may have a specific USB location for updates; check manual), and during the update process you will be asked whether to update via internet connection or USB drive. Select USB drive for "location" of update. (Go to Vizio web site, enter model number, and download the latest Firmware Update for your TV. NOTE: Do not do _anything_ with the TV during the update process... wait until after it says "complete.")

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Why did it freeze during software update?

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Sharp Aquos Firmware Update Issue and Resolution I recently had problems with my Sharp Aquos LC-60LE632U and firmware update 311U1204061. When I attempted to run the Netflix app, I was told that I couldn't proceed unless I updated the firmware. After 2 attempts to update the firmware via the network, I turned to Google and found that this was a common problem. In order to resolve the issue, you'll need to update the firmware manually, via a USB thumb drive. See the following instructions:

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Olevia TV Model 237-S12 P/N FM1-037000EGS29 S/N

Good day!!!

Usually that problem is appear after the firmware update failure or not completed,..

I need to know if your TV having sounds?

Did already update the firmware?if that so where did you find the firmware?..

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I have a Vizio Model E420VL and it gets into a state which the audio does not work (from HDMI input #1) and remote control processing in the unit also does not work. I had played around with the side...


It can be difficult to get things right on the first try. With that truism in mind, Vizio Incorporated includes USB ports on their televisions that you can use to load firmware updates onto the television. Vizio has released firmware updates only for certain television models, and the instructions for installing firmware updates vary slightly by model. To upgrade your television's firmware, you need to download and copy firmware drivers to a USB flash drive and then read and follow Vizio's specific installation instructions for your model.

1. Connect the USB flash drive to your computer

2. Click the "Start" button, and click the "My Computer" icon.
3. Right-click the flash drive, and click "Format" in the menu

4. Select "FAT32" in the drop-down menu, and click the "OK" button. Windows will format your USB flash drive with the FAT32 file system.

5. Open your Web browser, and navigate to the Vizio support Web site at

6. Click the "Select Your Product" drop-down menu, and select your model of Vizio television from the list. A new page will open that displays available downloads for your television

7. Click the "Firmware Update" link, and save the firmware update file to your computer.

8. Click the "Firmware Instructions" link, and read the instructions specific to your Vizio television model.

9. Right-click the file that you downloaded, click "Rename," and then rename the file to the exact name that is specified in the firmware instructions 10. Right-click the file, and click "Send to" > "E: USB Drive" or whichever drive letter corresponds to your flash drive. The firmware update file is copied to your USB drive 11. Right-click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the right side of the Windows task bar, and eject the device from your computer

12. Disconnect the USB drive, and plug it in to your Vizio TV's USB port.

13. Follow the steps in the firmware instructions to install the firmware update to your television.

Only you can find is the problem with firmware by udating the frimware of your tv. ok

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Do a quick google for this on the AVForums site where you'll find numerous threads covering this problem. First, select the HDMI input before turning on the blu ray player. The handshake over HDMI is the problem. I have the same problem with a Technika blu ray which is fine on my other TVs.
If this doesn't solve it then you ned a firmware update which can be downloaded from Sharp's website and installed using a USB pendrive or by PCMCIA card from Sharp if you have an older model with a rocker on off switch and no USB update port on the back of the TV.

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Software update lcd tv

The Philips 32PFL5522D does support firmware upgrades.

Only the digital board can be updated by the user. This is done by downloading the firmware on to a memory card (CF) and inserting into a PCMCIA adaptor. This is then inserted into the CI slot at the back of the TV.

The main TV would have to be updated by a Philips service agent using a COMPAIR device.

However, I don't think the problem you describe is to do with firmware.

You could try altering the following settings:

  • Contrast - 65
  • Sharpness - 2
  • Contrast Plus - OFF
  • NR - ON
  • Colour - approx 50
If this doesn't help, then the problem is most likely caused by a faulty lead between the LCD panel and driver board. This is a common problem with this model, but should not be an expensive repair.

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