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CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS

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CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« on: 15 / April / 2013, 20:39:48 »
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Hi.

When I'm trying to upgrade firmware with CHDK my camera is shutting down.
I've got  PowerShot SX120IS. I have no idea to solve this problem. I have seen a lot of tutorials, and I think I do everything correctly.

Can You help me, please?

Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #1 on: 15 / April / 2013, 22:04:39 »
When I'm trying to upgrade firmware with CHDK my camera is shutting down.
First of all, CHDK does not upgrade or change your camera's firmware in any way.  It loads in the cameras volatile memory (RAM) and disappears from there every time you reset the camera.

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I've got  PowerShot SX120IS. I have no idea to solve this problem. I have seen a lot of tutorials, and I think I do everything correctly.  Can You help me, please?
It will be a lot easier to help if we have some idea what you have tried.  Please list the steps in detail.

Typically, if you get CHDK installed correctly and it just shuts down the camera then you have installed the wrong version for the firmware in your camera.

Did you read through this and follow these instructions carefully : http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Prepare_your_SD_card  ??

Hint :  the sx120 was released in 2009.

« Last Edit: 15 / April / 2013, 22:10:42 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #2 on: 17 / April / 2013, 21:04:58 »
1. I'm formating memory SD Card (FAT 32), 4GB.
2. All files of from http://mighty-hoernsche.de/ (dedicated for SX120IS) was copied to SD Card.
3. When I'm pressing the "play" button on camera, my camera starts, and then I'm going to "Upgrade" option
4. After clicking "Yes" to accept upgrade, my camera's shutting down.

My friend has a SX130IS with CHDK, and he tried to help me, but he couldn't.
I was trying to upgrade with 3 different SD Cards, but always the same trouble.

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the sx120 was released in 2009

Is it some trouble?

Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #3 on: 17 / April / 2013, 21:12:19 »
2. All files of from http://mighty-hoernsche.de/ (dedicated for SX120IS) was copied to SD Card.
The version of CHDK that you download must match the firmware of your camera.  If you don't get the one that matches the firmware version of your camera, it will not work. How did you determine the firmware version of your camera?   Although there is only one CHDK installation file available for the sx120, that  does not mean its the one for your camera!

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Is it some trouble?
You need to carefully read through the link I posted for you.  The year your camera was released determines which options you have for loading CHDK on your camera.
« Last Edit: 17 / April / 2013, 21:16:11 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #4 on: 18 / April / 2013, 09:41:14 »
When I'm pressing Func set+Disp., camera shows me GM1.00B as Firmware Version.

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that  does not mean its the one for your camera!

I didn't know about it.



I guess this should CHDK dedicated for my camera,
so if I'm wrong, please help me.


Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #5 on: 18 / April / 2013, 10:12:38 »
I guess this should CHDK dedicated for my camera, so if I'm wrong, please help me.
It looks like you have the right version.  I don't know why you can't get CHDK to load via that "firmware update" method.  Did you try configuring your card for the "SD Card Lock" method of autobooting CHDK instead?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #6 on: 18 / April / 2013, 10:18:27 »
Yes I did.
I've tried to use a lot of methods, even rewriting bootsectors, locking, and unlocking SD Card. I've been using 128MB card, 4GB and 2GB. No effect.
I don't want to lose all of these features of CHDK...

Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #7 on: 18 / April / 2013, 10:35:55 »
Yes I did.
I've tried to use a lot of methods, even rewriting bootsectors, locking, and unlocking SD Card. I've been using 128MB card, 4GB and 2GB. No effect.
I don't want to lose all of these features of CHDK...
Did you notice that the sx120 requires a FAT16 formatted card for autobooting ?  You mentioned using FAT32 in your original post.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


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Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #8 on: 18 / April / 2013, 10:46:27 »
I think, k0rdian tries the firmware update method. And this feature does not work correctly for the SX120.

Here was reported a solution: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=4284.msg79624#msg79624

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Re: CHDK on PowerShot SX120IS
« Reply #9 on: 18 / April / 2013, 12:25:51 »
Kordian - why not try my STICK app - it will do the whole job - download, install etc on any size card. See
  http://www.zenoshrdlu.com/stick/stick.html
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