Unable to install CHDK on SX500IS

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Unable to install CHDK on SX500IS
« on: 28 / January / 2018, 22:59:43 »
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Hello, Please help me with getting CHDK on my SX500IS. I already have an SX400IS with CHDK version 1.4.0 and it works fine. On the SX500IS I have not been able to check the firmware, which is the first step before I can prepare the SD card. After creating or/ copying the ver.req or vers.req file, in the playback mode, I am supposed to press the Func/set + Disp buttons to bring up the firmware info. But it starts the clock. I have tried other buttons also but same thing. It appears that 500IS or 400IS both use the same version of CHDK, i.e 1.4.0. Since that is what I have in my 400IS, I took the SD card from that camera and put it in the 500IS. It is weird. The 500IS does not even power up with that card in from either the power on button or from the play back button. Not only that, even after I remove that SD, it still won't power up until I remove the battery and reinsert it. So, how do I proceed. Thanks.

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Re: Unable to install CHDK on SX500IS
« Reply #1 on: 28 / January / 2018, 23:17:23 »
But it starts the clock. I have tried other buttons also but same thing.
Unfortunately, some cameras do not respond to the vers.req / ver.req shortcuts. You can use the Stick or CHIMP tools linked from http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Bootable_SD_card to get the correct version.

You can also identify the firmware version from EXIF.
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It appears that 500IS or 400IS both use the same version of CHDK, i.e 1.4.0.
Just to clarify, 1.4.0 is a CHDK version. Every camera / Canon firmware requires it's own build, regardless of the CHDK version.

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Not only that, even after I remove that SD, it still won't power up until I remove the battery and reinsert it.
That's because you tried to use an sx400 build on sx500. The camera crashes immediately, before any LEDs or anything are turned on, and stays hung until you pull the battery.

Find the firmware version of your camera and download the appropriate sx500 build.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: Unable to install CHDK on SX500IS
« Reply #2 on: 29 / January / 2018, 17:39:43 »
Thanks every one. I was able to do it with STICK.

 

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