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Old November 25th, 2014, 04:58 AM   #16
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Never had a problem with a Sony FW update... smooth and easy every time... Alphas, Cybershots, Handycams...never a problem if I followed the directions , which sometimes have some quirky steps. I find I leave the directions up after downloading the updates so I can go down the list of steps, and I'm a "who needs stinkin' directions" kinda guy!

Maybe a bad cable or connection? I seem to recall Sony strongly suggested using the USB cable included with the camera, and I know I've got so many USB cables running around I don't know what came with what! And there are USB cables that will "fit" at the ends, but are wired differently...

Just a thought, could be completely wrong, but thought I'd mention it.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 06:30 AM   #17
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Another other need is to connect to mains power for upgrading most of the Sony camcorders and they can tell whether power is mains or battery. At least my NX5U and FDR-AX1need to be on mains powerto updte nd they can tell if it is not.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 07:54 AM   #18
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Does anyone have an idea what I should do now?
I had a similar experience on one Windoze box but it had a utility called 'USB Safely Remove' in place of the normal Windows safely remove icon. No way would this PC upgrade the X70. Moved to a another Win 7 box that was running the normal Win USB safely remove icon and hey presto it upgraded without an issue. Go figure!

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Old November 26th, 2014, 12:00 AM   #19
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Never had a problem with a Sony FW update... smooth and easy every time... Alphas, Cybershots, Handycams...never a problem if I followed the directions , which sometimes have some quirky steps. I find I leave the directions up after downloading the updates so I can go down the list of steps, and I'm a "who needs stinkin' directions" kinda guy!

Maybe a bad cable or connection? I seem to recall Sony strongly suggested using the USB cable included with the camera, and I know I've got so many USB cables running around I don't know what came with what! And there are USB cables that will "fit" at the ends, but are wired differently...

Just a thought, could be completely wrong, but thought I'd mention it.
Thanks, I made sure I used the cable supplied with the camera. Have downloaded 4 versions including one from Singapore ( i live inThailand). not sure what Paul meant when he said ' make sure the version is for your region'
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Old November 26th, 2014, 12:19 AM   #20
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Another other need is to connect to mains power for upgrading most of the Sony camcorders and they can tell whether power is mains or battery. At least my NX5U and FDR-AX1need to be on mains powerto updte nd they can tell if it is not.
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Tried that too, still no luck I'm on an iMac, I'll try on my wife's Win7 to see if that works
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Old November 26th, 2014, 01:58 AM   #21
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I had a similar experience on one Windoze box but it had a utility called 'USB Safely Remove' in place of the normal Windows safely remove icon. No way would this PC upgrade the X70. Moved to a another Win 7 box that was running the normal Win USB safely remove icon and hey presto it upgraded without an issue. Go figure!

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Wow! plugged in my wife's sony Vaio win 7 and bingo first time!!! There seems to be a problem with the Mac version, don't know if anyone else had the same problem. I confirm using cables other than the supplied Sony one is not a good idea!
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Old November 26th, 2014, 06:44 AM   #22
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Glad you got it sorted Mike.

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Old November 27th, 2014, 01:51 PM   #23
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Just purchased the PXW-X70........How do you do the update? Anyone have instructions. Thanks, Ray
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Old November 27th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #24
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It's all in the download.

https://www.servicesplus.sel.sony.co...eDownload.aspx
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Old November 27th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #25
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Awesome....... Thanks for the links! Exactly what I needed.....Thanks again, Ray
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