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Firmware Update How do I install a firmware update into the root directory of an sd card for a Pentax K10 digital camera

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    where do you download the firmware for the optio S ?

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Save the firmware file on your sd card, then you have to find the menu in your camera, to load it in camera memory, make sure your battery is fully charged or it will not work.

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Is there a firmware update or any update that will allow me to use a 16gb SDHC card in my Samsung Digimax V800. If there is how do I install it


No. The differences between SD and SDHC goes beyond what firmware can change. It's possible to design a device to use both SD and SDHC cards, but a device that was only designed for SD cards cannot use SDHC cards without hardware changes.

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FIRMWARE for Sanyo xacti vpc-hd2000!?


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Updating Firmware on Xacti HD2000

This page explains how to download and install the firmware update for the VPC-HD2000.
  • This firmware is for the VPC-HD2000 only. Please do not install it on another model.
  • By installing this firmware Greek, Swedish and Finnish will be added as new menu languages. (Please notice that for this purpose the menu languages Traditional Chinese, Simple Chinese and Korean will be deleted!)
    It is not necessary to install this firmware update when there is already the possibility of choosing Greek, Swedish or Finnish as menu language! Please check this before continuing with the update.
  • Before updating the firmware, please read through the explanations on this page.
  • Make sure to update the firmware in the order shown below.
  • The camera might not boot up properly if its power is turned off during the firmware-updating procedure.
  • Please read the accompanying licensing agreement before downloading this firmware. Downloading the firmware automatically implies your acceptance of the licensing agreement.
Requirements:
  • SD memory card (henceforth referred to as "card") with capacity over 8 MB.
  • Fully charged lithium ion battery.
  • Additionally, you need one of the items listed below:
    (i) A SD memory card reader (henceforth referred to as "card reader")
    (ii) A dedicated USB interface cable (shipped with the camera).
CAUTION
Be sure not to take out the battery during the updating procedure (this lasts about 60 seconds).
Avoid operating the buttons on the camera or closing the monitor unit during the updating procedure.


I) Preparing to update (copying the firmware onto a card)

Step I.1: Format the card on your camera*
  • Turn the camera on and set the "REC/PLAY"-button to "PLAY"
  • Press the "MENU"-button.
  • Move joystick to the left and select "OPTION MENU 3".
  • Move joystick to the right and select "FORMAT". Press the "SET"-button.
  • Select "FORMAT". Press the "SET"-button.
  • Select "YES". Press the "SET"-button.

    *CAUTION
    If you format a card, all images and data stored on that card (whether protected or not) are deleted! Please be sure to move or copy important images and data to a PC or to another card!
Step I.2: Download the Firmware*
  • The firmware can be downloaded here.

    icon_dl1.gif Firmware Update XACTI HD2000
    s313n081.bin (7.5 MB)
    *CAUTION:
    Please be sure to download the file onto a hard drive and not onto a removable location such as a card reader.
    The firmware file should be saved in a location where you can easily find it again later (e.g. save it on desktop of your computer).


Step I.3: Copy the file "s313n081.bin" to the formatted card (from step I.1):

The method of operation differs depending on whether you use a card reader (i) or a dedicated USB cable (ii).
(i) When you copy the downloaded files with a card reader: (1) Put the formatted card from step I.1 in the card reader. (2) Copy the "s313n081.bin" file created on your hard disk in step I.2 to the root directory of the card.

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(ii) When you copy the downloaded files with a dedicated USB cable: (1) Connect the camera to your PC with a USB cable and turn on the camera. When you connect to your PC, please make sure the camera's USB interface is set to "Card Reader". (Please refer to "Setting the Connection Mode" on pages 7 to 8 of the Instruction Manual in the Xacti Software CD 1.0) Please make sure the camera is recognized as a removable disc. (2) Put the formatted card (from step I.1) in the camera and then copy the "s313n081.bin"-file created on your hard disk (in step I.2) to the root directory of the card.

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(3) Remove the camera from computer.
Please read "Dismounting the Camera" on pages 9 to 11 of the Instruction Manual in the Xacti Software CD 1.0 for a description of how to disconnect the camera.

II) Updating firmware on the camera itself

CAUTION>:
Do not turn off the power during the updating procedure (this lasts about 60 seconds)!
  • If the power is turned off during the updating procedure, the update may not be properly completed and the camera may not start up.
  • To prevent the battery from running out during the updating procedure, please use a fully charged Lithium ion battery.
  • Do not remove the battery during the updating procedure.
  • Do not operate the buttons on the camera or close the monitor during the updating procedure.

Step II.1: Insert the card with firmware-update file (from step I.1) into camera

Step II.2: Turn the camera on and set the main switch to "PLAY".
  • The playback screen will be displayed.
  • If the camera is in SIMPLE mode, switch it to NORMAL mode.
Step II.3: Press the "MENU"-button.
  • The menu screen will be displayed.
Step II.4: Choose "OPTION MENU 3"

Step II.5: Choose "FORMAT" from the Menu Screen, but do NOT go into "FORMAT"

Step II.6: Move joystick to the left for more than 2 seconds.
  • The update screen will be displayed.*

    *No Update Screen
    If the update screen is not displayed, it's possible that the update file was not copied onto the card. Please refer to "Preparing to Update" to copy the update file onto the card and follow the updating procedure once more.
    If the main switch is set to "REC", the update screen will not be displayed. Make sure the main switch is set to "PLAY".
Step II.7: Choose "YES" and press the "SET"- button.
  • Updating will start.
  • During the updating procedure, the screen will show the message, "LOADING. DO NOT POWER OFF", and the access light will flash.
    Please do NOT turn the power off during the updating procedure! (this takes about 60 seconds).
Step II. 8: When the updating procedure is completed, the camera will turn off automatically.
  • Please remember to format the memory card once more before using it again.

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How do I upgrade the firmware on my Pentax Optio 33LF? Camera goes crazy. Does not recognize any more my SD card (2 Gb)and I'am afraid to loose the photos. I hope if I upgrade the firmware ( vers...


According to the Pentax web site, there is no firmware update available for the 33LF camera. As far as your pics are concerned, you can use a card reader to download them to your computer. Then, you can format the card in the camera and everything should be ok.

Jan 09, 2010 | Pentax Optio 33LF Digital Camera

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How do I update my Nikon Coolpix S210 camera firmware?


There are no official firmware updates for the S210. The currently available firmware updates are posted at
http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13783

If you do want to update it with some other piece of firmware, simply put it onto an SD card in a folder named "firmware" and plug the card into the camera.

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EX-Z60 1.01 UPDATE


Put the new 1.01 update file (not the zip file) in your mmc. Then start the cam with pressing the menu button same time with on/off button.
Cam will ask you if it's ok to update firmware, just select ok and there you go :)
Just make sure you have battery fulle before doing this update.

Jul 27, 2008 | Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Digital Camera

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Pentax firmware update *ist-D


Hi again,

Try to force the camera to reset. This could be done by removing tthe battery grip and the batteries in the body for an hour or so.

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Pentax Optio S not functioning


I don't know if it would help but try to update the firmware for the camera.

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Optio X software wiped HELP!!!


dear oilman, after shown your problem,there is no way for you.i think that it is advisable to go to the pentax shop because it is matter of hart fail of the camera or in other words camera is in coma.so that no one can hehp you.. God bless you..

Jul 30, 2006 | Pentax Optio X Digital Camera

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Freeze Up


A- I have a Pentax Opio S hence I had to get the "fwdc110p.bin" file here:

http://www.badongo.com/file/707791


B- Drop this file on your SD Card at the root directory (same level as DCIM folder) or as described by the following link and then close your camera to OFF:

Attention: Do not load this file yet onto the camera i.e. the menu+power on procedure, follow step C first...


Important!!! Insert a fully charged battery or connect to an external power source.

C- Open the now infamous "Secret Menu" in order to re-initialize your camera prior to re-installing the new firm ware: Simultaneously press MENU + Flash symbol button + Power ON...a white screen with data written in black should show.

Then a sequence of buttons must be pressed: 2 times the focus button (flower, mountain, MF symbols button) followed by 2 toggles to the Right of the "OK" button...then press MENU once and voile...the Secret Menu appears!

Using the down toggle of the OK button, go to ROM UPDATE then go down to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK. Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.

Once this has been completed, turn your camera off.

D- Load the firm ware by opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading" message, instead of the "Error!" that we initially kept on having.

Your camera should be working perfectly! Only thing is that you will have to redo your personal settings on it from scratch...but hey, this is much better than to wait for months to get your camera back from Pentax and save that money for your next photogenic trip!

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256 Sandisk SD card problem with an Optio 33LF


Optio 33LF Firmware Upgrade Information & Instructions: This firmware corrects "camera freezing & cannot display images" issues with Sandisk & Black's 128MB & 256MB Secure Digital Cards. This problem is occurred because Sandisk changed the manufacturing location from the Philippine's to China during production of the Optio 33LF. They also change the electronic chip used the SD Card which caused a compatibility problems with Pentax, Minolta, Palm and other digital device manufacturers. In turn this also caused a problem with Black's SD Cards as they are manufactured by Sandisk. Therefore, we had to release a Firmware Upgrade for the Optio 33LF to correct compatibility issues with these SD Cards. HOW TO CHECK WHAT THE CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION: Confirm the current firmware version by pushing and "HOLDING DOWN" the "Right Arrow & Right Zoom" button located at the back of the Optio 33LF. While continuing to hold the "Right Arrow & Right Zoom" button turn the POWER on the Optio 33LF. The current firmware version will be displayed on the LCD. If the firmware version reads "Current Version 01.01.05.04" then your cameras firmware is up to date. If you do not have the current version, then please refer to the information listed below. Please be sure to upgrade your camera. You can download the firmware from the following link. Please be sure to follow the instructions listed below. Firmware Download: http://www.pentax.ca/support/digitalsoftware/fwdc113p.elf Firmware Update Instructions: Please refer bellow to learn how to upgrade the firmware on the Optio 33LF. Should you have any problems please contact our customer service department. I have included our contact information bellow. PLEASE NOTE: 1. It is very important that the batteries do not deplete during the firmware upgrade as this will damage your camera. Therefore, please check your battery indicator prior to the firmware upgrade. FIRMWARE UPGRADE #1. Save the attached firmware "fwdc113p.elf" to your Desktop. #2. Put a Secure Digital Card in your Camera. #3. Format the Secure Digital Card to be sure that no other information remains on the Card. (Refer to page 86 of your Operating Manual) #4. From your Desktop right click on the firmware "fwdc113p.elf" and select "COPY" #5. Double Click on "My Computer" you should see your "REMOVABLE DISK" #6. Right Click on the "Removable Disk" and select "PASTE" Once the "fwdc113p.elf" file has been copied to the Secure Digital Card, be sure to properly disconnect your USB device if you are using Windows Me, 2000 or XP. For instructions on how to disconnect a USB device with Windows 2000, please refer to the Optio 33LF Operating Manual. Now that you have the Firmware on the Secure Digital Card. #1. Be sure the Secure Digital Card containing the Firmware Upgrade "fwdc113p.elf" is in the camera. #2. Be sure that your batteries are fully charged as you do not want the

Sep 08, 2005 | Pentax Optio 33LF Digital Camera

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