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Old November 4th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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DIY EX1 firmware upgrade?

Is it possible to update my EX1 firmware without sending it off to Sony? I seem to remember the firmware was downloadable from the web. Thanks...
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Old November 4th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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that would be awesome,
if anybody knows if/how this possible?
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Old November 4th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Yes, it's possible. And some of us have done it.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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You are officially....

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Old November 4th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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Many thanks Jon!
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Old November 4th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #7
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Yes, it's possible. And some of us have done it.
Quite a few have done it, and I believe its been a 100% success rate.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #8
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Success!

Did it! Saved $100 (and considerable downtime). Thanks again ya'll.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #9
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Great news.. Now hunt around for the Kensington 7-in-1 reader and SanDisk Ultra II 16GB 15MB/s SDHC cards.

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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #10
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Did it! Saved $100 (and considerable downtime). Thanks again ya'll.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #11
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On page 7 "Be sure to use upgrade software that is supplied separately for version upgrade of the software."

Where's that?
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #12
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Did it! Saved $100 (and considerable downtime). Thanks again ya'll.
The upgrade also replaces 2 circuit boards and the back panel.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:53 AM   #13
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The upgrade also replaces 2 circuit boards and the back panel.
My upgrade involved replacing a side panel, the back panel, 2 PCBs and the lens at no charge.
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