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I have copied the new hardware onto a sd card how do i

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i have copied the new hardware onto a sd card how do i install it on the camera
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Pentax-x i know we had it in 2012
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: we can not take pictures the shutter just keeps going off the camera shop said to try updating the hardware
JA: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: that is it
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 4 months ago.

First, to prepare the update:

*Be sure to use a fully charged battery! If the camera turns off during updating due to lack of battery power, the camera will become inoperable.

You will need:

  • Blank, formatted SD/SDHC card (32MB or more)
  • USB cable 3.0 (micro B)
    If you are copying the firmware update file to the SD card by connecting the camera directly to your computer.
  • SD card reader or a computer with a SD card slot.
    If you are copying the firmware update file to the SD card using a memory card reader / writer.
  • Fully charged battery (D-LI90)

Updating Procedure:

  1. Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.
    The download file is self-extracting.
    Copy the Firmware file [xxxxxxx.bin] to the root directory in the SD card.
    If your computer does not have a card slot, you can copy the firmware update file by inserting the SD card into your camera and then connecting the camera directly to your computer.
  2. Insert the D-LI90 battery into the camera and confirm the battery is full by battery level indicator then turn the camera off.
  3. Insert the update SD card (prepared in step 1) into the camera (slot 1) and close card cover.
  4. Turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button.
  5. "Updates the camera firmware" appears in the LCD monitor.
    Ver: 1.00→1.10 will be displayed.
  6. Press the four-way controller to select "Start" and press the "OK" button.
  7. "NOW LOADING" appears on the LCD monitor and updating starts.
    Please do not under any circumstances switch off the power before the update is completed.
  8. When update is completed, the "COMPLETE" will be displayed at the left bottom of the LCD monitor, then turn the camera off.
  9. Remove the update SD card from the camera.
    *Confirm the version of firmware with above [How to check version].

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