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IXY 910IS Problem... Help!

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IXY 910IS Problem... Help!
« on: 11 / May / 2008, 03:25:08 »
Help. My Canon IXY 910 IS (Japanese naming convention; PowerShot SD 870 in the US, IXUS 860 in Europe) has firmware 1.00C which is what CHDK says is the supported version. However, I've installed the Allbest and SDM-CHDK builds. I press <menu> and scroll down and the firmware upgrades that lifehacker says should be there aren't. Help, please?


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Re: IXY 910IS Problem... Help!
« Reply #1 on: 11 / May / 2008, 03:47:02 »
Welcome to the forum !

Your cam has DryOS, which means it can not start CHDK with the firmware update method; it needs the 'boot method':

Easiest (AFAIK) method:

- put your SD card in a card reader (max. size 4 GB, this method will fail otherwise)
- download zSHARE - cardtricks127.exe
- select your card, then click 'Format as FAT' (if not greyed out), and then 'Make Bootable'
- copy your favourite version in the root of the card (if your CHDK version is in zip form you can
   use the button 'Copy->Card', otherwise do it manually)
- you should now have a 'DISKBOOT.BIN' in the root of the card
- write-protect your SD card  and return it into the camera (no worries, you'll still be able to save your pics)
- start camera in playback mode -> CHDK should autostart (blue splash screen)

- users' guide (under construction) here http://www.willylorenzo.com/chdkguide/CHDKGuideInProgress02.pdf

success and let us know if it worked for you,


edit: in case you don't use Windows read here: Bootable SD card - CHDK Wiki
« Last Edit: 11 / May / 2008, 04:20:32 by whim »

Re: IXY 910IS Problem... Help!
« Reply #2 on: 11 / May / 2008, 08:39:57 »
Thank you very much. I will implement the modifications soon and try it out.

Thanks again.

Re: IXY 910IS Problem... Help!
« Reply #3 on: 13 / May / 2008, 08:34:56 »
It works. Thank you.


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