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Few Queries for downloading chdk for sx40 using cardtricks util vers. 1.44?

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when you set up the ver.req files  and vers.req files in notepad what encoding do you save these files as  Ansi or UTF-8.    Also when you place your sd card in your media reader to download the ver files  and the chdk zip files  is the sd card white tab in the up position or locked(down position) position . I am using the booting method to install chdk using cardtricks 1.44 utility.  Is there a link(video or    chdk site) describing the procedures for this method starting with setting up the ver and vers files in notepad to  the installation into your camera  and getting the chdk window up. I need a step by step set of procedures  as i am not a programmer but a prosumer. Thanks for your help!!

Cardtricks is obsolete for newer cameras and SD cards.  The most recent info is here : http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Prepare_your_SD_card
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Thanks for your help  and your reference to this site. I tried the firmware update method,but in the final steps when i got the chdk main menu up i could not get the shortcut button to function properly to get the default chdk default scriptf(alt) at the bottom left of the main screen. That why i decided to try  cardrtricks using the bootable method,but inorder to use cardtricks i wanted to know what code i should save the ver.req file  and vers.req file in Ansa code  or utf-8 code.. Thanks for your help!! i am using a 2gb sd card.

I tried the firmware update method,but in the final steps when i got the chdk main menu up i could not get the shortcut button to function properly to get the default chdk default scriptf(alt) at the bottom left of the main screen.
If you got to the point where you could get the CHDK menus to appear then you succeeded in loading CHDK. Or did you mean you were only able to see the CHDK bootup splash logo screen (rather than the CHDK menus) ?

For the SX40,  the default shortcut key for <ALT> mode is the Print/Shortcut button to the left of your viewfinder.  It can be changed from the CHDK menus to use the Flash or Video buttons instead.

Also,  are you sure you have the right firmware version ?  There are four supported releases for the SX40 and only one of them will work properly.

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That why i decided to try  cardrtricks using the bootable method,but in order to use cardtricks i wanted to know
what code i should save the ver.req file  and vers.req file in Ansa code  or utf-8 code..
The ver.req file is only needed to help you find your camera firmware version.   Card Tricks will format and load your SD card without it (assuming an SD card 4G or smaller).    On recent cameras,  the ver.req method does not always work - the ACID program in the link I gave you is a better way to get your firmware version.

But to answer your question,  use ANSI rather than UTF-8.
« Last Edit: 24 / January / 2013, 19:26:30 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


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Thanks for your help  and your reference to this site. I tried the firmware update method,but in the final steps when i got the chdk main menu up i could not get the shortcut button to function properly to get the default chdk default scriptf(alt) at the bottom left of the main screen.
I replied to your earlier post here http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=9350.msg96168#msg96168

If you get the chdk splash screen but can't open the menu, there's only a very limited number of things that can be wrong. Installing CHDK a different way is not likely to help.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

waterwingz,i downloaded the ver.req  and vers.req files to my card and yes i checked many times to ensure that i checked off the proper version of my firmware for my sx40.( GM1-001) also i changed the shortcut program so it functioned on the flash button  and it still did not function properly when hitting flash button to get up the (alt) script.  Next step to correct this situation would be to try the other firmware versions given for the sx40? I thought i saw a debugging parameter for the (alt) mode  when i did get into the chdk menu at one time.what debugging parameter can i switch it too?  Thanks for your prompt response  and i hope we can correct this as i would like to be able to shoot in RAW for hdr photos.

yes i checked many times to ensure that i checked off the proper version of my firmware for my sx40.( GM1-001)
That's not a firmware version.   For the sx40, you need to know if its 1.00d, 1.00f, 1.00g or 1.00i.  Use the ACID program to figure that out.

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also i changed the shortcut program so it functioned on the flash button  and it still did not function properly when hitting flash button to get up the (alt) script.  Next step to correct this situation would be to try the other firmware versions given for the sx40? I thought i saw a debugging parameter for the (alt) mode  when i did get into the chdk menu at one time.what debugging parameter can i switch it too?  Thanks for your prompt response  and i hope we can correct this as i would like to be able to shoot in RAW for hdr photos.
We appear to be having a problem with terminology.   I do not understand what you mean by "(alt) script". 

Also,  what do you mean by "shortcut program"?   There is a shortcut key - is that what you mean?

Please confirm -  do you see the CHDK logo when you start the camera ?  When you press the shortcut button,  do the CHDK menus appear ?    What specifically do you think is not "functioning properly" ?   
« Last Edit: 25 / January / 2013, 13:30:02 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

waterwingz, yes i mean the shortcut key which when pressed should enable the default scritpt(alt) at the bottom left of the screen.  since i cannot get this to come up when hitting the shortcut key i cannot get into the chdk menu. Yes the chdk logo comes up when turning on the program when i turn on the camera with the sd card in the locked mode. Please advise what can be done to correct this problem? should i try the installation of another firmware vers. for the sx40? or could this be harmful ?


waterwingz, yes i mean the shortcut key which when pressed should enable the default scritpt(alt) at the bottom left of the screen.  since i cannot get this to come up when hitting the shortcut key i cannot get into the chdk menu. Yes the chdk logo comes up when turning on the program when i turn on the camera with the sd card in the locked mode. Please advise what can be done to correct this problem? should i try the installation of another firmware vers. for the sx40? or could this be harmful ?
Did you confirm that you are using the correct firmware version using the program I recommended above ??

Did you try pressing the Flash or Video buttons ?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

waterwingz,  i will try the acid program as per your suggestion  and see how it works for me! Get back to you as soon as i run it.  Thanks!!

 

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