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03-02-2010, 07:48 AM   #16
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Do I have the nerve to do this right now?

03-02-2010, 08:04 AM   #17
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WHEW!!!

Mission Accomplished!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
WHEW!!!
Mission Accomplished!!!
Good! well done....

I agree it's scary to do it....
because any mistakes can mean a "bricked" camera....
but once it's done it was kind of nothing.

Here are the steps I now do to calm myself down -
may sound paranoid -
1) download the firmware twice - prefereably from two different sites (eg: USA and Japan).
2) compare the checksums (using ExactFile)
2.a) if they are exactly the same proceed - if not, find out why.
3) format SDHC in camera
4) copy the correct .bin file to the SD card root/base directory.
5) paranoia step - do a checksum of the file on the SD card - it should be the same as the other checksums - proceed only if it is.
6) make sure batteries used are fully charged (I always do a top up charge).
6.a) confirm that the battery indicator is Full Green - only proceed if so.
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Well, I sure didn't verify the check sums, but that's a good thing to know for all computer work. And I didn't format the card, but it was just done yesterday and I understand why. So the bin file isn't fragmented all over the card.

Whole thing took maybe 3, 4 minutes--and I watched that progress bar with religious fervor.

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VT:

I think I forgot to thank you TONS for the help!
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I think I forgot to thank you TONS for the help!
that's what our forums are for -
I've gotten plenty from here.

It was good that you came back and told us everything was OK.
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