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05-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Sos, pentax q update help?

hi i'm new to this forum, and i can't seem to find any past threads on the subject!

just bought a Pentax Q (love it!), and i'm trying to update the version but having no success so far. really don't know where i'm going wrong, i'm following the instructions to a T.

Here's where i downloaded the firmware from,

Latest PENTAX Q Firmware Update : Software Downloads | PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

currently my firmware version info says:

Camera: VER: 1.00
Lens: 01 standard prime ver: 1.01

i'm using a mac.

so far what i've done is download the file:

1) double clicked the Zip, to get the folder, and dragged that into my sd card, not into any folder in the card..
2) that failed so i put whole zip file in. still didn't work.
3) then tried to put the zip file into a folder present in the sd card (the usual DCMI etc etc)
4) didn't work, then tried putting the extracted folder into the folder present in the card.

am i doing something wrong??? really feeling very idiotic now, would appreciate any help on this matter. ): thanks in advance!

05-30-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Starting from basics, you did download the correct file, i.e. for a Mac?

Is the SD card write protected?

You did follow the instructions from Pentax as to how to do the firmware upgrade? (One of your comments - 3 - suggests you didn't, otherwise you wouldn't have a DCIM folder).
05-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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yes i did!
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You have to copy over the. BIN file only. Make sure it gets extracted.


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You said you dragged a folder onto the card. There should be a file in that folder, put that directly onto the card.

Edit: Ah well, Adam...
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You should copy the files directly onto the card. The files should not be in a folder on the card. The card should have nothing else on it but the update file "fwdxxxx.bin".
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Hi all, thanks for the help, i just deleted the camera's DCMI file, and put the extract Bin file into the empty card and presto it works!
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Congratulations. And it looks like you have the update for the 01 lens already installed too.

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