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A590 -- Cannot Update Firmware

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    A590 -- Cannot Update Firmware
    « on: 15 / September / 2011, 13:18:09 »
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    I cannot update the firmware on my Canon PowerShot A590 camera with CHDK firmware "v1.01b".

    I extracted CHDK firmware "v1.01b" to a blank, formatted SD card. I inserted the SD card into a PowerShot A590. I select "Firm Update..." from the camera menu. The display reads "Firmware 1.0.0.0 --> 1.1.0.0". I select OK. The camera display goes black, and the camera will not power back on when I press the power button. The camera powers on after I open/close the battery door and press the power button. The firmware displays as version 1.0.0.0.

    I read the instructions within CHDK; I read the "readme" that accompanies the firmware; I tried flashing the camera with the "Complete" and "Small" versions of firmware v1.01b"; I have searched within the CHDK forum for add'l useful information.

    What should I do to resolve this problem?

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    Re: A590 -- Cannot Update Firmware
    « Reply #1 on: 15 / September / 2011, 15:19:13 »
    I cannot update the firmware on my Canon PowerShot A590 camera with CHDK firmware "v1.01b".
    That is probably because CHDK cannot be used to update firmware.  You can load CHDK into the camera RAM memory using the firmware update menu in the camera,  but the firmware itself is not changed.

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    I extracted CHDK firmware "v1.01b" to a blank, formatted SD card. I inserted the SD card into a PowerShot A590. I select "Firm Update..." from the camera menu. The display reads "Firmware 1.0.0.0 --> 1.1.0.0". I select OK. The camera display goes black, and the camera will not power back on when I press the power button. The camera powers on after I open/close the battery door and press the power button. The firmware displays as version 1.0.0.0.
    It sounds like you are not loading the correct version of CHDK for the firmware in your camera.  They need to match. What firmware does your camera have ?
    http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#Q._How_can_I_get_the_original_firmware_version_number_of_my_camera.3F

     

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