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Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS

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Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« on: 11 / May / 2012, 11:32:25 »
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I just purchased a used powershot Elph 500 HS and I have not been able to load CHDK :(.  I can't seem to get the option "firmware update" to appear in the menu, or even check the firmware version.  I have tried starting the camera in "play" mode but the option does not show up.  Any help would amazing!  Thank you all for your wonderful CHDK work!


Re: Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« Reply #1 on: 11 / May / 2012, 11:35:33 »
Do you have the CHDK ps.fi2 file in the root of your SD card ?   The "firmware update" option only appears in the Canon menus if that file exists.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

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Re: Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« Reply #2 on: 11 / May / 2012, 12:10:42 »
My ACID app is the simplest way to check the firmware version and then download and unzip the right build (including the PS.FI2 file). Just take a photo with the camera and drop it on the ACID window. See http://www.zenoshrdlu.com/acid/acid.html
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Re: Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« Reply #3 on: 12 / May / 2012, 11:13:14 »
I checked the firmware with acid, worked great.  The firmware is version 101a.  I put all the chdk files for that version of the firmware directly on to the card.  I used the play button to turn the camera on, went to the menu button without doing anything else and there still was no "firmware update" option.  The ps.F12 file is in the root menu.  Any help!!!! 

Thank you!


Re: Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« Reply #4 on: 12 / May / 2012, 11:22:37 »
A quick look at the porting thread shows that firmware update method works on this camera.

http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=6634.msg77105#msg77105

Are you using a Mac to setup your SD card ?   If so,  read this carefully :

http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ/Mac#Still_Having_Trouble.3F
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« Reply #5 on: 12 / May / 2012, 11:49:57 »
AHHHHHHHH!  Thank you!  The second link for using a Mac was the trick.  I have only set up one G12 with chdk in the past.  And I had forgotten about that.  Thank you so much!  Is there a place where chdk members post timelapse they made using chdk?  I would love to get some inspiration from others and post my stuff!

Thank you sooooo much for your help!

Re: Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« Reply #6 on: 12 / May / 2012, 12:02:33 »
Is there a place where chdk members post timelapse they made using chdk?  I would love to get some inspiration from others and post my stuff!
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Samples:_Timelapse_movies

or search for CHDK on youtube
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

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Re: Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« Reply #7 on: 13 / May / 2012, 04:26:23 »
Just to point out that if you use ACID to download and unzip a build onto your Mac you will avoid the Mac quarantine problem that waterwingz pointed at.
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Re: Help with Powershot Elph 500 HS
« Reply #8 on: 01 / March / 2014, 14:13:14 »
I used a virtual desktop (like Parallels) to drop the files into the card.

 

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