SX50 HS Firmware update?

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SX50 HS Firmware update?
« on: 26 / February / 2017, 19:37:29 »
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I have tried acid, assist and stick and eventually manually prepared the SD card abd put the CHDK files on it. Perhaps it is a windows 10 issue but these aids never worked properly. Now I am trying to use CHDK. I start by pressing the playback but noting I can do gets me to the update firmware prompt. I have looked for  specific tutorial but no luck. I must be doing something wrong but what?

Thanx

Jim

SX50 HS Firmware update?
« Reply #1 on: 26 / February / 2017, 19:45:36 »
I have tried acid, assist and stick
ACID only tells you what firmware version you have - it won't configure CHDK on your SD card.   Assist is for something called SDM - not CHDK.  STICK should work for you though.

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and eventually manually prepared the SD card abd put the CHDK files on it.
You will need to tell us exactly what you did here in detail if we are going to help.  Did you unzip the CHDK distribution (expanding folders) into the top level folder in the card?

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Perhaps it is a windows 10 issue but these aids never worked properly.
Windows 10 works fine - I've  used STICK on my Win10 machine to load a CHDK card for my two SX50hs cameras many times.  You need to run the stickx.cmd file though - the other files in the installation will not work for you.

STICK creates a log file when you run it - can you post that?  It would also be useful to know details about what you did and saw when you tried to use STICK?

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Now I am trying to use CHDK. I start by pressing the playback but noting I can do gets me to the update firmware prompt.
Are you pressing Playback to start the camera (not the On/Off button)?  Is there a file called ps.fi2 in the top level folder on your SD card?

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I have looked for  specific tutorial but no luck. I must be doing something wrong but what?
Every know method of installing CHDK is documented here : Prepare your SD card

I'm getting cautious about providing that link.  Too many newbies find the breadth of content intimidating,  complain about the writing (mine), and threaten to write a much easier to follow set of instructions that work for all cameras and computers. I'm still waiting for that.  :P
« Last Edit: 26 / February / 2017, 20:14:05 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

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Re: SX50 HS Firmware update?
« Reply #2 on: 27 / February / 2017, 09:02:36 »
Jim


as the author of STICK (and ACID), I'd really like to know what went wrong when you tried to use it. Did it not even launch? Did it launch but failed to analyse a photo?


As WaterWingz says, it certainly should run under Windows 10 - perhaps you have not installed Java properly?


If you have one, please send the sticklog.txt file to me at zenoshrdluATgmailDOTcom
A570, S100, Ixus 127
Author of ASSIST, STICK, WASP, ACID, SDMInst, LICKS, WICKS, MacBoot, UBDB, CFGEdit

Re: SX50 HS Firmware update?
« Reply #3 on: 27 / February / 2017, 11:26:27 »
No, I find the directions clear. I have installed this on other cameras successfully. I redid everything again this AM and now see the firmware update but now have an "error:missing modules" message which I am now trying to figure out. I will do my research on that and see if I can get some answers. Thanx for your prompt and detailed reply.


SX50 HS Firmware update?
« Reply #4 on: 27 / February / 2017, 13:12:58 »
now have an "error:missing modules" message which I am now trying to figure out.
That error means you did not successfully extract all of the files from the  CHDK distribution zip file into the correct folders on your SD card.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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