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12-01-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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K-x firmware update not loading

Hello Pentaxians,

I have followed the helpful posts on this forum to update the firmware in my K-x. (I am still running 1.00.) After correctly following the instructions-- transferring the .BIN file to the root directory and confirming full battery life-- the firmware update does not load when I turn the camera on while pressing the menu button. I have read and re-read the instructions and tried to re-download and re-install the file. I am using a Mac and a 32GB extreme SD card.

I would be grateful for any suggestions you could provide. I would like to update the firmware and improve the battery indicator on my camera.

Thank you.

12-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #2

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Format the SD Card with the Pentax K-x and NOT your computer.. then simply extract and drag over the BIN file.. the file name should read 'Fwdc206b.bin'

if it does not, ensure you actually have the K-x firmware installer and not a firmware installer for another Pentax camera - those won't get read by the K-x

Then take the SD card out of the camera, put it in your computer, drag and drop over the BIN and put it back in your camera.. CONTINUE TO HOLD DOWN THE 'MENU' button and turn on the camera

drag over cursor using the 4-way dial on the back of the K-x to select 'yes' to update..

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