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Canon G7 and the black screen...

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Canon G7 and the black screen...
« on: 03 / September / 2008, 13:35:48 »
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Hi everyone,

I have a Canon G7 and I want to upgrade the firmware but I can't! When I push the firmware bottom and after the ok my camera does nothing! Only just the black screen and nothing else, it has no reaction for any bottom ( i waited max. 20 min).  If I want to do with that I need to take off the battery and push it back again.

I tried to the manual way, the automatic (Card Tricks method). I all ready tried the next versions: 1.00e, 1.00g, 1.00i, 1.00j. NOTHING!

Can enyone help to me?

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Re: Canon G7 and the black screen...
« Reply #1 on: 03 / September / 2008, 15:55:01 »
Hello & welcome Morpheus !

It looks like you're not using the proper CHDK version, what's the (real) firmware version of your camera ?
  -> CHDK for Dummies: Getting the Firmware Version of a Canon P&S camera
  -> CHDK wikia: FAQ# How can I get the original firmware version number of my camera ?

Re: Canon G7 and the black screen...
« Reply #2 on: 03 / September / 2008, 23:50:33 »
Hi,

After when I tried many ways I put is back everything.

GM1.00J
E18

I don't know how but I could fix it! :) Now is working! BTW thank you for everything! ;)
« Last Edit: 04 / September / 2008, 00:28:51 by Morpheus »

Re: Canon G7 and the black screen...
« Reply #3 on: 09 / September / 2008, 16:03:08 »
Greetings,

Similar problem problem with mine
Canon PowerShot G7
P-ID:3125 NT
Firmware Ver GM1.00J
E18
Apr 18 2007 17:31:07

I tried "G7 fw v1.00j SDM (Stereo Data Maker) version 1.40"  and "G7 fw v1.00j binaries; pre14, #342 (*verified OK) ". The camera works well but no menu option appear offering me to update the firmware.

I tried with an Verbatim SDHC 4gig in FAT 32 and a Sandisk Extreme III 1.0gig in FAT16, using a real card reader in a PC.

Thanks

Psymon


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Re: Canon G7 and the black screen...
« Reply #4 on: 10 / September / 2008, 02:39:35 »
...I tried "G7 fw v1.00j SDM (Stereo Data Maker) version 1.40"  and "G7 fw v1.00j binaries; pre14, #342 (*verified OK) ". The camera works well but no menu option appear offering me to update the firmware.

These versions are very old, try newer ones: Downloads#Allbest_Build or the Juciphox build with advanced features; if you want to use the SDM (Stereo Data Maker), you'll find the latest version on the SDM Homepage (v1.73 atm).

Re: Canon G7 and the black screen...
« Reply #5 on: 12 / September / 2008, 09:28:05 »
...I tried "G7 fw v1.00j SDM (Stereo Data Maker) version 1.40"  and "G7 fw v1.00j binaries; pre14, #342 (*verified OK) ". The camera works well but no menu option appear offering me to update the firmware.

These versions are very old, try newer ones: Downloads#Allbest_Build or the Juciphox build with advanced features; if you want to use the SDM (Stereo Data Maker), you'll find the latest version on the SDM Homepage (v1.73 atm).

Ah! thanks for the latest version. I first went to the G7 Section and did not saw that each build had versions for all cameras.

For futur users that have a similar problem like I did: Your lens must be retracted to see the Firmware option in the menu.

 

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