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Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80

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Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #20 on: 12 / March / 2020, 10:00:55 »
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OK, I’m at work now and don’t get off till 7pm (mst).  I can try stick when home.


Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #21 on: 12 / March / 2020, 11:50:45 »
OK, I’m at work now and don’t get off till 7pm (mst).  I can try stick when home.
If you are using Windows on your PC, you can also use the CHIMP utility to install CHDK.  Unlike STICK, it does not require you to have Java installed on your PC.

What are you using for an SD card?  On an old camera like the S80 you might want to stick to cards 4G or smaller, formatted FAT16.   When you get CHDK installed on such a card it will also "autoboot" on startup if you put its little "LOCK" switch in the locked position.  No more need to go through the whole firmware update process.

(Yes - there are ways to use larger SD cards and autoboot - but this is the simplest way if you have a 4G or smaller card).
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

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Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #22 on: 12 / March / 2020, 13:03:02 »
" the camera is mounted in my radio controlled model aircraft. "  8)

Have some paper-jet experience only, but I knew a a better reason to replace S80 : 230g
ixus 130 IS : 130g
Ixus 115HS : 140g
All lifetime is a loan from eternity.

Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #23 on: 12 / March / 2020, 13:33:40 »
" the camera is mounted in my radio controlled model aircraft. "  8)
Have some paper-jet experience only, but I knew a a better reason to replace S80 : 230g
ixus 130 IS : 130g
Ixus 115HS : 140g
IXUS 120 : 120 g    :haha (the first CHDK port I completed)
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #24 on: 14 / March / 2020, 10:09:08 »
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I am using a 2gb sd card.

You mentioned to format the card to Fat16 but on my Win 10 I get the choices of: Fat(default), Fat32, exFat, NTFS.  I picked Fat(default).

I went to the site and downloaded chimp 0.9.5 and extracted the files to the card plus the other file to the directory.

Put the lock in the down position

Powered the camera up (slid the lens cover open) and got a memory card error.

Repeated all of the above but chose Fat32 in the format option and got the message that the memory card was locked.

I also tried to update the firmware to see if that would work but in both cases I was unable to get to the menu in the camera display to update.

**My memory card is now screwed as I continually get a memory card error even after multiple re formatting** 
« Last Edit: 14 / March / 2020, 10:58:35 by Canada Goose »

Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #25 on: 14 / March / 2020, 11:48:19 »
I am using a 2gb sd card.
Good choice.

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You mentioned to format the card to Fat16 but on my Win 10 I get the choices of: Fat(default), Fat32, exFat, NTFS.  I picked Fat(default).
FAT is the same thing as FAT16 on Windows.  It's the only card format option that will autoboot on older Canon Powershots.

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I went to the site and downloaded chimp 0.9.5 and extracted the files to the card plus the other file to the directory. Put the lock in the down position. Powered the camera up (slid the lens cover open) and got a memory card error.
Umm .. you extracted the CHIMP files to the SD card?  You are supposed to install it on your PC, run it, and let it setup your card for you.

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Repeated all of the above but chose Fat32 in the format option and got the message that the memory card was locked.
Normal - FAT32 will not autoboot so the camera detects that the card is locked and throws up an error messsage.  When CHDK autoboots from a FAT16 card, it bypasses that check.

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I also tried to update the firmware to see if that would work but in both cases I was unable to get to the menu in the camera display to update.
You probably need to start the camera by holding down the "PLAY" button for a couple of seconds rather than opening the lens cover.  That's how the firmware update function is activated on pretty much every Powershot running CHDK.

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**My memory card is now screwed as I continually get a memory card error even after multiple re formatting**
Did you try letting your camera reformat the card (via the tools option in the Canon menu) ?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #26 on: 14 / March / 2020, 12:16:55 »
Thanks waterwinz...I'll give it a whirl.

When you say "Umm .. you extracted the CHIMP files to the SD card?  You are supposed to install it on your PC, run it, and let it setup your card for you"  How exactly do I do this?  Sorry, I'm computer dumb...when you say run it and let it setup the card I'm confused.

Format from camera worked.
« Last Edit: 14 / March / 2020, 12:19:18 by Canada Goose »

Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #27 on: 14 / March / 2020, 13:38:45 »
When you say "Umm .. you extracted the CHIMP files to the SD card?  You are supposed to install it on your PC, run it, and let it setup your card for you"  How exactly do I do this?  Sorry, I'm computer dumb...when you say run it and let it setup the card I'm confused.
CHIMP is a program that you run on your PC.

Download the two files from https://github.com/CHDKUtil/CHIMP/releases/tag/v0.9.5, extract CHIMP-0.9.5.zip and then extract CHIMP-0.9.5-20190831.zip to the same directory. Run the CHIMP.exe file.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #28 on: 14 / March / 2020, 14:27:15 »
BINGO!!  Got it all to work :D  Thank you so much for your assistance and patience to a senior aka "old far!"


Re: Unable to get CHDK to load on older Canon S80
« Reply #29 on: 14 / March / 2020, 15:04:54 »
Is there an intervalometer setting in the CHDK script?  One of the features I'm looking for is the ability to set the camera to take pictures every X amount of seconds.  I've been through the main menu but did not see this.

**Update**

I found that I needed to download the script.  It works exactly how I needed. :D :D
« Last Edit: 14 / March / 2020, 15:27:04 by Canada Goose »

 

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