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09-09-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Firmware Update - How long does it take?

I just followed the online instructions for updating firmware for my new K-3. I saw the screen display "Now Loading". I've heeded the warnings not to interrupt the power during this process. I wandered away for a while, and now it appears as though my camera is in sleep mode. Did I miss the screen display telling me the install was complete? Has my camera gone into power save mode? Is it safe to turn it off now and take the SD card out, etc?

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When it is done, it blinks completed and goes to sleep. Total time should be maybe 1 minute or so.

Turn the camera off and back on and check the firmware version to verify it updated correctly.
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Yeah, with the new generation of cameras the firmware update is pretty fast. It is possible you missed the notification. Anyway, you can wait for a minute longer if you are worried. No harm done if the camera is just sleeping
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QuoteOriginally posted by sholmes Quote
Firmware Update - How long does it take?
With a reasonably fast card, the process should take between 30 seconds and a minute. I keep meaning to time the process, but keep forgetting.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
It is possible you missed the notification.
Sure, it happens to me all the time also and one gets used to it, but in a way it would be more reassuring if there was a more permanent message: "IT IS NOW SAFE TO TURN OFF YOUR CAMERA".
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