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10-29-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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problem installing new new firmware to K7.

Hi Everyone.
I have tried to download and install the new firmware to my k7 and had no luck.
It downloads to my computer fine but when I follow the instructions and Turn the camera on while holding the menu button instead of "now loading " I just tells me the current firmware version (1.0). My camera retailer tells me he spoke to the pentax rep and he thinks it might be a Mac thing. I have a Mac with the latest operating system (snow leapord).
Has anyone else had these problems or is it just me doing something wrong?
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James

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My best guess is that you put the firmware ".bin" file under the "DCIM" folder on the SD card. It need to be at the top-level (i.e. alongside the "DCIM" folder) for the camera to see it.
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Thanks RBellavance.
I'm afraid I'm almost computer illiterate so your reply confuses me. I am trying to download to the camera rather than a card reader. Does that make any sense?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamescp Quote
Thanks RBellavance.
I'm afraid I'm almost computer illiterate so your reply confuses me. I am trying to download to the camera rather than a card reader. Does that make any sense?
Thanks
The firmware files goes on a memory card, in the root directory. That memory card goes in the camera, then you do the power on while holding the menu button.

Not a mac issue since you should be able to do that with any OS.. Mac, Windows or linux.

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Ich hatte das gleiche Problem. Ursache war die Größe der SD Karte. Ich hatte zuerst versucht das Firmware Update von einer 8GB SDHC zu machen: Keine Reaktion der Kamera. Danach habe ich das update auf eine 512 MB SD Karte kopiert und das update ist gestartet.
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