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Holding down "set" and "Display" does not bring up firmware version

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I successfully downloaded the correct version for my Canon S2IS and loaded it on my card, but holding down "Set" and "Display" in playback mode does not bring up firmware version, and I don't see any option to update the firmware in my menu.
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Hello & welcome !

I successfully downloaded the correct version for my Canon S2IS and loaded it on my card, but holding down "Set" and "Display" in playback mode does not bring up firmware version, and I don't see any option to update the firmware in my menu.
To get the fw version make sure the file "ver.req" is stored in the card's root folder; start your camera in playback mode...

Using a Mac read also
* http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ/Mac and especially http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ/Mac#Still_Having_Trouble.3F !

Read more about getting the fw version & alternative methods here:
* http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#Q._How_can_I_get_the_original_firmware_version_number_of_my_camera.3F

To start CHDK manually, expand all files from the dl package to the card's root, start in playback mode & enter the Canon menu...

Thank you-yes, I am on a Mac- I will try these solutions.

Re: Holding down "set" and "Display" does not bring up firmware version
« Reply #3 on: 16 / September / 2011, 21:51:42 »
Woah, I'm having this same exact problem, only I can see the firmware and what number my firmware is. I clicked on that link and I'm trying to find a way to bring up the firmware update option in the menu. So far, I've done everything and nothing seems to be working. I'm using a Canon Powershot a460. 


Re: Holding down "set" and "Display" does not bring up firmware version
« Reply #4 on: 16 / September / 2011, 23:19:13 »
I clicked on that link and I'm trying to find a way to bring up the firmware update option in the menu. So far, I've done everything and nothing seems to be working. I'm using a Canon Powershot a460. 
Well, the firmware update option only appears if you started the camera in "Playback" mode via the [>] button and there is a valid ps.fi2 on your SD card.

Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Holding down "set" and "Display" does not bring up firmware version
« Reply #5 on: 17 / September / 2011, 14:21:46 »
Well, I definitely have it in Playback Mode when I start up the camera. But what do you mean by the [>] button? Do you mean the forward menu button? I d/led the build that was next to my Camera model and extracted it to the camera using a script. All the files that came with that build are on the SD card.
« Last Edit: 17 / September / 2011, 14:30:06 by durrrgh »

Re: Holding down "set" and "Display" does not bring up firmware version
« Reply #6 on: 17 / September / 2011, 14:46:34 »
But what do you mean by the [>] button?

Sorry - that was a poor attempt to make a graphical image with a text letters.    I meant that you should start the camera with the playback button (usually the one with a green triangle on it) rather that the ON/OFF button.  But I just looked up the a460 online and it does not appear to have a playback button.    So I don't know what to tell you - sorry.

UPDATE 1 : Did you try using the SD card lock booting method ?
UPDATE 2 : Try posting in an a460 thread like http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,474.msg3701.html#msg3701.  Some a460 owners will be watching that thread and may get email notification of a new post.   Also, did you read through that thread ?
« Last Edit: 17 / September / 2011, 15:10:04 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Holding down "set" and "Display" does not bring up firmware version
« Reply #7 on: 18 / September / 2011, 02:51:49 »
But what do you mean by the [>] button?

Sorry - that was a poor attempt to make a graphical image with a text letters.    I meant that you should start the camera with the playback button (usually the one with a green triangle on it) rather that the ON/OFF button.  But I just looked up the a460 online and it does not appear to have a playback button.    So I don't know what to tell you - sorry.

UPDATE 1 : Did you try using the SD card lock booting method ?
UPDATE 2 : Try posting in an a460 thread like http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,474.msg3701.html#msg3701.  Some a460 owners will be watching that thread and may get email notification of a new post.   Also, did you read through that thread ?

Ah okay, I was trying the SD card locking thing but I think I did it wrong and my Card got a little screwed up. I'm going to read that thread and then get back to you if I still have any trouble.


 

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