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Updating D700 Firmware A 1.02 B 1.02 by first time updater


Toronto, CA
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Robert44 Registered since 25th Jun 2006
Wed 20-Jun-12 01:49 AM | edited Wed 20-Jun-12 02:28 AM by Robert44

Hi all - My D700 has firmware version A:1.02/B:1.02 and I would like to update it to the current firmware version, A:1.03/B:1.02.

Unfortunately, I have never done it before and I am mindful of the following comment on Nikon's site, "Please read the instructions carefully as firmware updates are permanent and cannot be 'undone' outside of the service department."

After I format the memory card and access it via a compact card reader linked to my computer I see the following two items:
1. a folder whose name is "DCIM"; and
2. a file whose name is "NIKON001.DSC".

It is the following instruction from Nikon that I am not certain about:
"4. Copy the D7000103.BIN file to the top level of the card the downloaded firmware .BIN file"

As I understand it, after I complete the copy, then in the memory card I should see the following (see the attachment "Memory card after updated with firmware update software"):
1. a folder whose name is "DCIM"; and
2. a file whose name is "NIKON001.DSC".
3. a file whose name is "D700_0103.bin"

I feel a little silly about asking this question, but given Nikon's caution quoted above I really do not want to "muck" this up.

Can someone please either confirm that my understanding laid out above is correct or provide me with the correct guidance?

Thanks very much.

P.S. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit.



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