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.
#1. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 0
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
#2. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 1
Thanks for your quick reply.
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.
#3. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 2
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.
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#4. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 0
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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#5. "RE: D700 firmware update" | In response to Reply # 4
> 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.
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