I always hate upgrading firmware but did it this morning for the v1.03 A and v1.03 B for the d300. For some reason, only the v 1.03 B will upgrade, the A is still at v 1.02... i've tried reformatting a card and only putting the A firmware on there , but I dont get the option to upgrade in the menu... has anyone had this problem and can assist....
thanks.. the A firmwared was on the top level of the card, not within any folders... so now i have this A/B firmware mismatch and not sure how this will affect anything... the NIkon site says not to do this, but I cant get out of it ... i even tried reformating the card after teh B upgrade and replacing the A , and still no option to upgrade A firmware
It could be inferred from your post that at first you put both A and B firmware on the card at the same time. If so, this is likely to be the cause of your problem, and sadly it may require a visit to your Nikon service centre to rectify
thanks.... i think that sadly, you are correct.... that must have been the problem... is there any way to correct without going through nikon service ? perhaps downgrading the firmeware then repeating the procedure the correct way. FwIw, the camera appears to be working fine, but Iam new to the D300 , so I wouldnt say I am taxing it in any way
thanks very much for the replies and help
> >It could be inferred from your post that at first you put both >A and B firmware on the card at the same time. If so, this is >likely to be the cause of your problem, and sadly it may >require a visit to your Nikon service centre to rectify
I would use the two button reset and reset the camera to factory settings format card copy 1.03 a to card then upgrade once it has done turn camera off then on see if it took if so format card turn camera off copy1.03b to card upgrade b this one may take a little while be patient once it is done turn camera off. turn camers back on see if that update took if you are lucky it did if not make repair arrangments.. Note only put one firmware and update one at time on the card good luck
I made the same mistake with a D80. Both updates were on the card and only “b” updated . I was able to format the card and put only “a” on the card and it upgraded fine.
Did you format in camera or on you computer?
It seems that the camera does not see the file on the card. I would try formatting in camera and trying another card if you have one available. Also try re-downloading the firmware in case the “a” file may be corrupted.
I used a different card (actually the eye-fi card), d/l the firmware again, and just put A on there... then put in the camera and Voila! it allowed me to update... all is right with the world
a word to the wise ...dont trust all the windows utils that you use... i had the A and B on the card and "moved" B off the card to the desktop using an app in the windows shell called TeraCopy.. but didnt check to see if it was actually moved... turns out that it wasnt and was still on the card... and that was the cause of my problem as mentioned by the nice people above
I did the update this morning. I was able to upgrade A with no issues. When I tried to update B it would not update. The camera gave me a message that there was not enough battery power to complete the process. I thought that was strange since the EN-EL3 in the camera was at 98% and the EN-EL4 in the MB-D10 was at 59%. I recharged the EN-EL4 and then tried updating B again. This time it worked without a hitch.
So, moral of the story, make sure you have fully charged batteries or use the A/C adapter.
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I just wanted to thank everyone for this post. I just updated my D300 without a hitch.
I know I would of had trouble if I hadn't read this post because I wouldn't of thought to distinguish firmware A and B as two separate firmware updates. Thus, both would of went on the card at the same time as described above.
I don't think it's clearly stated in the update information that each update should be done separately by Nikon. It's there but a little cryptic
"7-3. If the version displayed is 1.03, the update was successful * Illustration shows dialog displayed when updates for both A firmware and B firmware are completed."
I would of figured it out but you saved me some grief and time.
That's why I'm a Nikonian and so appreciative of all the help here.
Oh i know its there and I read it very carefully and tried my best to follow the instructions, but as I mentioned , I relied on windows to move a file and in the process remove the file from the source.. and it did not do it... not sure why ,
Boy, I felt foolish and wasted a lot of time searching for solutions and berating myself..... no one to blame but myself, so I guess I cant get too mad... but i agree the posters on this thread really came to the rescue and saved me from the hell that is authorized repair centers..and even worse, give up the camera for a unknown amount of time for something that I could ultimately fix myself
if this thread saved anyone the angst of going thru this, it wsa worth it...
Bricked d300 with latest firmware update. A firmware loaded. Then camera was no longer operable. The menu would not come up. Sen pt to Nikon. b2 repair with $250.00 price to fix. More than likely will have to replace the main chip. Recommend sending into Nikon to upgrade