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Category: Camera and Video
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Experience:  Over 25 years experience in the field of electronics repair, TV, VCR and computer repair.
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How come the firmware update file 1 ds would show

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How come the firmware update file for canon 1 ds would show in the computer but when I put the cf card back in the camera it would say the cf card does not have the firmware?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
I am Tech Michael and I will be assisting you today.
Please be patient as these are technical questions that may require a bit of conversation to solve. Also remember to be detailed in your description of the problem. That will help me make a diagnosis quickly for you.
How old is your camera?
Also why are you updating the software was anything not working correctly?
Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The camera is 12 y/o. Am updating firmware from ver 1.0.2 to 1.0.3 because personal functions does not work.
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for that information.This unfortunately is directly connected to the reason the camera wont read the CF card;-(The problem is a failed IC inside the camera called an EPROM.The information and update is actually on the card but not readable by the camera.In this case your camera can be fixed and I will provide you that information, I have guy that does excellent work but due tot the cost for this fix you would be better off buying a new camera. You can get a new on for less than you paid for that one years ago with much more features and better compatibility these days.But if cost is no object and you still want to fix this camera I will help you there as well.I wish I had better news for you about this one I really do.If I can help you with anything else on this let me know.Thank you and please rate my service to you kindly before closing this page.Tech Michael