Firmware Update (Fail)


Wizhunter

Link Posted 19/04/2017 - 12:07
Hi Guys
Having problems updating the firmware on my new K-S2 . I format the sd card in my camera then remove it, put the card into my card reader and copy the update to my sd card. I then put the card into the camera and switch it on, go to firmware update in the menu and there is no option to update it, i have tried several times and no joy. I must be doing something wrong but no idea what.
Any help appreciated
Tim

Mag07

Link Posted 19/04/2017 - 12:28
Step no 4 from here: link

Turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button. Then just follow on screen instructions; no need to dig into the menu.

Good luck
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)
Last Edited by Mag07 on 19/04/2017 - 12:31

JohnX

Link Posted 19/04/2017 - 13:02
You are unzipping the file? If the file on the card has a .zip extension you haven't. If it's .bin, you have.

On the computer, click on the .zip file and it will self extract into a new folder, then copy the .bin file to the root of the SD card, then proceed as described in the instructions on the Ricoh site.

smudge

Link Posted 19/04/2017 - 14:53
Make sure that you only copy the file that ends .bin to the SD card and not the whole download.
Regards, Philip

stu62

Link Posted 19/04/2017 - 17:51
And make shore you have a full battery as you could screw the it up so to speak

Wizhunter

Link Posted 19/04/2017 - 20:21
Thanks very much guys, i have done as you suggested and voila it updated . I was trying to do it the Canon way forgetting i was now a Pentax user. Old habits die hard as they say.
Thanks again
Tim

davidwozhere

Link Posted 20/04/2017 - 01:29
Canons go BANG! don't they?
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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