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Help! Can't seem to get Allbest CHDK to work on SD630

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Help! Can't seem to get Allbest CHDK to work on SD630
« on: 10 / May / 2008, 01:12:43 »
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Hi guys, I'm new to CHDK and I'm trying to get it to work on my SD630, I've spent hours looking at the FAQs and tried numerous Allbest builds and even tried Fingalo's build. What happens is I put all the necessary files onto my SD card (DISKBOOT, PS.FIR, ENGLISH.LNG) and then I go to Firmware Update, at this point the screen goes blank and the orange light on the front of the camera goes on. When this happens none of the buttons are functional and the only way to stop it is by taking out the battery. I've even tried to wait through the orange light, I've had it on for at least 10 minutes and it still did not load the splash screen. Then I tried the ver.req file to see what firmware I have and I get this strange one that looks nothing like 1.00a, instead it says Firmware Ver B1.1.

If anyone has any insight on this problem, please help me out!. Thanks!

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Re: Help! Can't seem to get Allbest CHDK to work on SD630
« Reply #1 on: 12 / May / 2008, 22:26:22 »
Could you show the entire screen produced by FUNC/SET + DISP ?
example for other cam:
Quote
Canon DIGITAL IXUS 55
P-ID: 30FF PAL

Firmware Ver GM1.00B
No error
Aug 3 2005   13:53:21


Re: Help! Can't seem to get Allbest CHDK to work on SD630
« Reply #2 on: 17 / May / 2008, 01:11:36 »
Hey, thanks for replying my screen says

Canon Powershot SD630
P-ID:30FE NT
Firmware Ver B1.1
No error
Dec 15 2005 10:53:52

then on the next screen it says(When I try vers.req)

Canon Powershot SD630
P-ID:30FE NT

Adj Ver.004.016

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Re: Help! Can't seem to get Allbest CHDK to work on SD630
« Reply #3 on: 17 / May / 2008, 03:25:17 »
Well, I guess that means you own a cam with unsupported firmware.
Before it can be ported, you need to first dump your firmware:

Go here: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards [currently v. 1.28]
to download a utility that can help you do that.
You can use any card with from 16 Mb up to 2 Gb (larger cards cause problems)
but remember it will be formatted, so first backup any photo's on it.
Your cam has the VxWorks OS (use appropiate button)

wim

edit: when you got the dump, rename empty.dum to primary_[cam]_[firmware].bin, compress it,
        upload it somewhere (for instance zSHARE - Free Image, Video, Audio, Flash and File Hosting) and post the link + your ver.req
        output in this thread: [DOWNLOAD LINKS] Firmware dumps available
« Last Edit: 17 / May / 2008, 04:31:00 by whim »


Re: Help! Can't seem to get Allbest CHDK to work on SD630
« Reply #4 on: 18 / May / 2008, 00:49:03 »
Okay, So I dumped the info and uploaded it, what do I do now to get CHDK to work?

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Re: Help! Can't seem to get Allbest CHDK to work on SD630
« Reply #5 on: 18 / May / 2008, 03:56:37 »
Firmware Ver B1.1
Dec 15 2005 10:53:52

Looks like you have BETA firmware?  :blink:
Because the first version GM1.00a is from Jan 23 2006 19:44:50.

It's the first time someone has a camera with non-GM1.XXw firmware version.
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Re: Help! Can't seem to get Allbest CHDK to work on SD630
« Reply #6 on: 19 / May / 2008, 05:31:26 »
Wow, that is very weird, I had this camera for a few years already. Do you know if there is any way to update the beta firmware to the GM1.00a firmware? I checked canon's site and there is nothing for my camera :(

 

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