My K1 !! will not update


walkeja

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

Link Posted 04/03/2022 - 11:48
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

Link Posted 04/03/2022 - 11:49
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
Last Edited by MHOL190246 on 04/03/2022 - 11:50

walkeja

Link Posted 04/03/2022 - 12:38
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

Link Posted 04/03/2022 - 12:41
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

Link Posted 04/03/2022 - 13:13
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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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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MHOL190246

Link Posted 04/03/2022 - 14:15
PM sent

JAK

Link Posted 04/03/2022 - 15:08
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
Last Edited by JAK on 04/03/2022 - 15:12

walkeja

Link Posted 06/03/2022 - 11:28
Tried again, failure.
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bforbes

Link Posted 06/03/2022 - 13:32
I was having trouble until I put the card into slot #1 ??
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Defragged

Link Posted 06/03/2022 - 19:07
The firmware is downloaded in a Zip file. Did you extract it prior to attempting the update
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bforbes

Link Posted 06/03/2022 - 19:24
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:"
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Defragged

Link Posted 06/03/2022 - 21:08
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

Link Posted 06/03/2022 - 21:20
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
Last Edited by JAK on 06/03/2022 - 21:22

bforbes

Link Posted 06/03/2022 - 21:23
Too confusing, I'm out of here
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