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06-02-2015, 03:52 AM   #1
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how to update firmware for Pentax ist DL2

I am trying to update the firmware on a DL2, but without success thus far. I'm using a formatted 2 GB SD card, inserted into memory card slot for my laptop. I am downloading the file (version 1.03), then I'm doing a copy and paste to copy the resulting BIN file into the SD card (not in a folder). When I now take the SD card and put it back in the camera and turn on the camera while pressing the menu button, I just see the message showing me the current firmware version and then that's it. The new firmware never starts loading. So, any advice would be helpful, as I'm pretty much stumped after messing around with it for the past two hours. One thing I'm specifically confused about is the "self extraction" that's supposed to occur with the downloaded file. I initially get the exe file, then when I open that, I get the readme file and the BIN file. Is that the extraction? Or is the BIN file itself supposed to extract into multiple files? Also, I've got Windows 7 on my laptop and am wondering if that's not compatible with the new firmware. I have tried opening the exe file and the BIN file using the "compatability" mode, but that doesn't seem to have an effect. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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QuoteOriginally posted by lpa0304 Quote
I initially get the exe file, then when I open that, I get the readme file and the BIN file. Is that the extraction?

You did everything right. Except that, as I said in my other post that Adam linked to, there is no v1.03 for DL2 to my knowledge.

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