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Old December 20th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Upgrading firmware using SDHC adapter?

Having trouble upgrading to the latest EX1r Firmware using Sony SDHC adapter. Camera doesn't recognize the update file. Tried several different cards a three adapters. No luck.

Has anybody successfuly upgraded firmware without using a true SxS card?

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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You do realize Sony suggest that you only use sxs or sxs pro? I would suggest if you don't have one, borrow one. It only takes 30 minutes. I am upgrading my firmware as I type.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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All done. Worked perfect. Actually took less than 30 minutes.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 08:50 PM   #4
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I have only used the real SxS cards to do firmware upgrades.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #5
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Re: Upgrading firmware using SDHC adapter?

When did that method of firmware updating start? You used to have to attach the camera to a PC via the hidden USB port.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 07:19 AM   #6
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Re: Upgrading firmware using SDHC adapter?

There are both options.

The download I have for V1.15 lists instructions only for SxS update. The one for V1.20 has 2 separate documents, "readme-HowToUpgradeViaSxS(E).pdf" and "readme-HowToUpgradeViaUSB(E).pdf", the second requiring you to download the PC updater separately from the actual firmware.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #7
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It works with the Sony SDHC adapter. You have to put the BIN file in PRIVATE > SONY instead of the root of the card. It should be a BPAV folder and a update BIN file in the SONY folder.
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