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Can not find Firmware Update Option on G7 Menu

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Can not find Firmware Update Option on G7 Menu
« on: 07 / April / 2008, 06:45:38 »
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Can someone please tell me where this item is hiding on the G7?   Please

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Re: Can not find Firmware Update Option on G7 Menu
« Reply #1 on: 07 / April / 2008, 16:20:52 »
Don't have or know your cam, but try this:

- put an empty file named ver.req or vers.req on your card (plus of course DISKBOOT.BIN and PS.FIR)
- start up in play (not shooting) mode
- press menu, or whatever is needed on your cam to get Canon menu
- firmware update should now be on the bottom of first menu page

that said I now remember there were some cams that did not respond to this, then try this:

get card utility here: zSHARE - cardtricks11.exe

put a card (max. 4 GB ! important) in your card reader and start utility.

check if it is fomatted as FAT (NOT FAT32 !) if not format (it will choose FAT if at all possible)

then click 'make bootable' and lock the write protect tab on the card.

ready, your CHDK should now autoload.

As i said, i'm unfamiliar with your cam, but i think this should work. It is especially important when
starting off with CHDK to experiment first with cards < 4 GB, because Canon cams will by default
format these cards with FAT32, which WILL NOT WORK with CHDK.

good luck, and let us know if this helped ...

wim



 

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