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D700 firmware update

zelavich

Erra . Coruche, PT
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zelavich Registered since 12th Jan 2010
Thu 14-Jan-10 12:59 PM

Dear Sirs:
I just bought a D700.
I verify that the firmware version is the 1.01.
I follow the instructions given but when I go to the firmware version there isn´t any update choice.
What am I doing wrong?
I have a Lexar Professional 4 GB 300x UDMA card.
Thanks in advance.

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#1. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Thu 14-Jan-10 12:16 PM

Welcome to Nikonians!

The two things that seem to catch people out with the firmware updates are:

+ your camera battery must be fully charged before you start
+ you must copy the update file to the root directory of the CF card

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

zelavich

Erra . Coruche, PT
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#2. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 1

zelavich Registered since 12th Jan 2010
Thu 14-Jan-10 12:31 PM

Thanks for your quick reply.
Update done.
I hadn´t a full charged battery but I was connected via USB to the PC.
So I put a new charged battery, disconnect from the PC and everything was OK.
Thanks again.

gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#3. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 2

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Thu 14-Jan-10 01:33 PM

The USB connected camera seems to lose a lot of power mainting the USB connection.

You can guess what happens when the power dies while the firmware is being written. If it does, you need to send your camera to Nikon for service.

George
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esantos

McAllen, US
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#4. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 0

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Thu 14-Jan-10 02:38 PM

When updating firmware you must follow the instructions to the letter, and this goes for any type of technology not just cameras. Messing up here can cost you dearly as it may require sending your camera in for repair. Nikon specifically states that the camera must have a fully charged battery OR be connected to their AC adapter. It goes without saying that no other connections should be made during the update process, and never, ever, under any circumstances, should you turn the camera off during the update process.

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TiggerGTO

Apex, US
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#5. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 4

TiggerGTO Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006
Thu 14-Jan-10 10:28 PM

> and never, ever, under any circumstances, should you turn the camera off during the update process.

You do know that reading that will just make somebody's finger itch to do it.

Danny
A Nikonian in North Carolina

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