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How to actually update a A620 firmware ?

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How to actually update a A620 firmware ?
« on: 11 / July / 2008, 03:15:40 »
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Hi, a newbie here. Have the 1.00F firmware but do not not how to go about updating my A620 1.00E firmware. There's no update firmware in my menu items. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: How to actually update a A620 firmware ?
« Reply #1 on: 11 / July / 2008, 03:50:16 »
try here: FAQ - CHDK Wiki

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Re: How to actually update a A620 firmware ?
« Reply #2 on: 11 / July / 2008, 04:29:27 »
Hello & welcome charlie !

CHDK is NOT a firmware update, it's a Add-On that don't change the original camera firmware !

The "firmware update" menu item will be there only if a firmware file is placed on the SD cards root folder, either an original Canon firmware update file (see links beneath) or a CHDK firmware-Add-On file (the filenames of such files are always *.FIR or *.FI2)...

If you want to update your firmware PERMANENTLY (from 1.00e to 1.00f which can run CHDK) you have to do this with a Canon firmware update,
more informations you'll find in the CHDK wikia, read here: FAQ: How_can_I_update_the_original_Canon_firmware ?

See also dpreview: Re: A620 1.00f firmware? (and perhaps this post in the german forum)...

Many people have done the firmware update without problems, so i think you'll give it a try - anyway, the update to fw 1.00f is the only way you can run CHDK on your camera...good luck !

Re: How to actually update a A620 firmware ?
« Reply #3 on: 11 / July / 2008, 12:26:14 »
Have the 1.00F firmware but do not not how to go about updating my A620 1.00E firmware. There's no update firmware in my

You will not see that option until there is a suitable .FIR file on the card.

Download the version for 1.00F.

Use fresh batteries or an external power supply.

Do not touch any camera buttons while update taking place.

I know someone who updated two cameras yesterday, worked fine.


 

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