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05-15-2013, 07:09 AM   #1
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Firmware update

I purchased a Pentax K-30 last month and im enjoying it alot.I realized the firmware version was 1.0 and I am having trouble updating to the newest version.Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanx, O'Brien 860.

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Welcome Aboard. Don't feel bad, lots of folks have trouble with the installation of new firmware. I've been doing it for a few years and last week when I got my new K-5IIs I forgot that the K-5 doesn't do it the way that the Q does (which is better BTW)

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Welcome Aboard. Don't feel bad, lots of folks have trouble with the installation of new firmware. I've been doing it for a few years and last week when I got my new K-5IIs I forgot that the K-5 doesn't do it the way that the Q does (which is better BTW)
Thanx for the reply Docrwn. For some reason I had tried a few times to update but couldn't.I heard if you don't do it rite the camera could become unresponsive or unusable. :-\
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QuoteOriginally posted by O'Brien 860 Quote
Thanx for the reply Docrwn. For some reason I had tried a few times to update but couldn't.I heard if you don't do it rite the camera could become unresponsive or unusable. :-\
Did you finally get it to work? Yes, you can brick a camera but its hard to accomplish if you use the right firmware. Put fully charged battery in camera, unpack the .BIN file, place on root directory of SD card, insert into camera, start camera with MENU button pressed, answer questions, wait.
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but its hard to accomplish
Well... I found it to be pretty easy. It was just hard on the wallet.
Seriously thou, make sure you follow all the directions, have a good power source and hope for a load of luck that nothing is corrupted in the FW update file.
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Well... I found it to be pretty easy. It was just hard on the wallet.
Seriously thou, make sure you follow all the directions, have a good power source and hope for a load of luck that nothing is corrupted in the FW update file.
Sorry to hear about your firmware problem.

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