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02-12-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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updating firmware on ist dl

Sad to say but I have never updated the firmware on my ist dl. Now that I'd like to, I need some guidance from the camera wizards, please.

The website offers a windows format for ME, 2000, and XP, but no Windows 7. Any advice on what will be the consequences if I attempt this with 7?

Any advice you can offer in making the steps easier would be greatly appreciated. Using a cable internet connection, do you have a prediction how long this process takes?


02-12-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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Where are you looking? I've been to the right place on the Pentax Imaging page and there are just two links, one for Windows and one for Mac. What you download is a self-extracting .exe (for Windows). The web page has all the instruction on.

Digital Cameras and Accessories - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

(you have to do a bit of clicking from this link to get to the right place)
02-12-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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Just follow the instructions exactly. Notice details, like use an SD card (not an SDHC), and fully charged batteries!!
02-12-2011, 09:21 PM   #4
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Thank you so much! I was on a Pentax Imaging page but it was not the same location you sent. Thanks!!

05-03-2015, 08:50 PM   #5
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Updating firmware on a *ist DL

I just tried using an old SD card that I found on an old MP3 player and it worked. the most importan thing is not to use an SDHC for the update.

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