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07-09-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Firmware update problems

I am trying to update the firmware of my 645D from 1.02 to 1.10 and it's not working. I've copied the BIN file to my SD card 2 different times as well as numerous reboots with the menu button pressed. All I get is a display of my curreent firmware version for a few seconds and then it goes on to the menu display.

My only thought is that the battery is only about 60% charged. Is it possible that the camera needs to see close to 100% before it will proceed with the update?

Anyone else having this problem?

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Peter

07-09-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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Follow up: still no success after a fully charged battery!

I might need to talk to someone at Pentax about this problem.
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Have you copied the file into the root directory?

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07-10-2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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Oh yes and formatted the card beforehand.

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Not a problem at all! After reading the instructions a 4th time I saw that the SD card containing the BIN file must be inserted in slot #2. I kept trying to load it from slot #1.

Thanks to all for trying to help.

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Where did you find version 1.10? I only see 1.02 on pentax usa site
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shuttershane Quote
Where did you find version 1.10? I only see 1.02 on pentax usa site
1.10 is on the Pentax site. The update makes the new GPS compatible with the camera.

http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/645d_s.html
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Isn't it that when you turn on the camera with the SD card (with .bin) there, that you should NOT be pressing the menu button?

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"you should NOT be pressing the menu button?"

The instructions tell you to copy the BIN file into the root directory of your SD card. Then you load the card into slot #2. Then you turn on the camera with the menu button pressed. It will instantly start to load the BIN file.

It worked fine for me.
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ok my mistake. i upped my fw to the one before 1.10 since i have no gps
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Great! As for me, I've been wantin' a GPS attachment on my camera since 2005! This is a godsend for me.
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