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A480 - cannot upgrade firmware

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A480 - cannot upgrade firmware
« on: 28 / August / 2010, 07:20:12 »
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Hi,

I have confirmed that the firmware version in the camera is GM1.00B and downloaded the appropriate CHDK file.
But, when I select firmware upgrade, after a few minutes the camera powers off.

From the FAQ this seems to indicate incompatible firmware yet I can see no reason why it shouldn't work...

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: 28 / August / 2010, 08:20:38 by Kino »

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Re: A480 - cannot upgrade firmware
« Reply #1 on: 28 / August / 2010, 07:51:58 »
Hello & welcome, Kino !

But, when I select firmware upgrade, after a few minutes the camera powers off.
Maybe you're waiting 'till the camera powers off due to Canon's power saving ?
Maybe CHDK is loaded & running and the camera is ready, sitting there in playback mode, still waiting...  :D

After confirming the fw update process, do you see the CHDK splash screen ?

--> press (or half-press) the shutter button once to switch to record mode
--> for startup infos & buttons on the A480 see also CHDK specialities from the A480's wikia page

Re: A480 - cannot upgrade firmware
« Reply #2 on: 28 / August / 2010, 08:14:30 »
You know - you might be right!

« Last Edit: 28 / August / 2010, 08:20:16 by Kino »

 

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