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My K1 !! will not update

walkeja
Posted 04/03/2022 - 11:42 Link
Downloaded the latest firmware update and put in the camera and nothing happens.
what am I doing wrong?
Thanks
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Benz3ne
Posted 04/03/2022 - 11:48 Link
walkeja wrote:
Downloaded the latest firmware update and put in the camera and nothing happens.
what am I doing wrong?
Thanks

https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/firmware-updates/pentax-k-1-firmware-v153-...

Did you follow the steps exactly?
MHOL190246
Posted 04/03/2022 - 11:49 Link
Did you hold the menu button in and then switch the camera on? The update should then download to camera. One word of warnin though, you will need the battery to be fully charged!!

Michael
Edited by MHOL190246: 04/03/2022 - 11:50
walkeja
Posted 04/03/2022 - 12:38 Link
MHOL190246 wrote:
Did you hold the menu button in and then switch the camera on? The update should then download to camera. One word of warnin though, you will need the battery to be fully charged!!

Michael

Yes I did that, Iíll try again and let you know.
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JAK
Posted 04/03/2022 - 12:41 Link
Installing the K-1 firmware on a K-1ii hopefully will never work, if it did, it would likely brick your camera.
John K
walkeja
Posted 04/03/2022 - 13:13 Link
walkeja wrote:
MHOL190246 wrote:
Did you hold the menu button in and then switch the camera on? The update should then download to camera. One word of warnin though, you will need the battery to be fully charged!!

Michael

Yes I did that, Iíll try again and let you know.

No, did not work, tried both SD cards, followed the correct procedure, removed the DCIM folder and no joy. I am not getting rid of the camera.
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MHOL190246
Posted 04/03/2022 - 14:15 Link
PM sent
JAK
Posted 04/03/2022 - 15:08 Link
Latest firmware for the K1ii is v1.30 NOT v1.53.
Are you really are trying to brick your camera? Fortunately the updates have different file names to prevent your mistake.
John K
Edited by JAK: 04/03/2022 - 15:12
walkeja
Posted 06/03/2022 - 11:28 Link
Tried again, failure.
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Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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bforbes
Posted 06/03/2022 - 13:32 Link
I was having trouble until I put the card into slot #1 ??
Defragged
Posted 06/03/2022 - 19:07 Link
The firmware is downloaded in a Zip file. Did you extract it prior to attempting the update:
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bforbes
Posted 06/03/2022 - 19:24 Link
Defragged wrote:
The firmware is downloaded in a Zip file. Did you extract it prior to attempting the update:

I did not have to extract the file.
"Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.
The download file is self-extracting. The following file is extracted. Fwdc###b.bin:"
Defragged
Posted 06/03/2022 - 21:08 Link
bforbes wrote:
Defragged wrote:
The firmware is downloaded in a Zip file. Did you extract it prior to attempting the update:

I did not have to extract the file.
"Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.
The download file is self-extracting. The following file is extracted. Fwdc###b.bin:"

Yes I am well aware it's a self extracting Zip however, for the OP it's clear something did not work as he was unable to update his camera to the latest firmware. In this scenario it's worth exploring all other options.
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JAK
Posted 06/03/2022 - 21:20 Link
Defragged wrote:
bforbes wrote:
Quote:
The firmware is downloaded in a Zip file. Did you extract it prior to attempting the update:

I did not have to extract the file.
"Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.
The download file is self-extracting. The following file is extracted. Fwdc###b.bin:"

Yes I am well aware it's a self extracting Zip however, for the OP it's clear something did not work as he was unable to update his camera to the latest firmware. In this scenario it's worth exploring all other options.

The OP couldn't install it if he was attempting to install the K-1 update on a K-1ii with the link quoted by Benz3ne as it links to the wrong download.
John K
Edited by JAK: 06/03/2022 - 21:22
bforbes
Posted 06/03/2022 - 21:23 Link
Too confusing, I'm out of here

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