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    Firmware trouble

    Ive been trying to upgrade the firmware of my M8 - to the latest version (2.004). The current version is 1.102.

    Im quite confident that Im following Leicas instructions, but I keep getting the message "Attention! Upgrade failed". Ive tried several times.

    What Im thinking now: Is it possible that my current version is too old for the camera to be able to handle the upgrade? Am I skipping too many upgrades?

    Or is it something else?

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    Re: Firmware trouble

    I don't know what the problem is, but I would expect firmware could be updated from any previous version. Have you tried deleting the file, and starting with a fresh download? Maybe the file got corrupted.

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    Re: Firmware trouble

    Is your battery fully charged? If not, the upgrade will not complete.
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    Re: Firmware trouble

    The upgrade is certainly possible starting from any installed FW version.
    May something wrong happened while downloading the FW, so I suggest you to download it again possibly on a different SD card freshly formatted inside the camera. Since the installed FW is 1.102 you cannot use a SDHC card but you have to use a plain SD.
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    Re: Firmware trouble

    Thanks all!
    The card Im using is a San Disc Extreme III. I downloaded several times and formatted each time I tried.

    The battery was charged, but maybe not 100 %. Ill try again - and with another card.

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    Re: Firmware trouble

    If your Extreme III is 4 GB or more, it is certainly an SDHC. For the jump to 2.xxx firmware, hyou will need to find an SD card that the older firmware can read correctly. Look for a 1GB card from a good family...

    scott

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    Re: Firmware trouble

    Just checking: You DID unzip the file to an .upd file?
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    Re: Firmware trouble

    yeah!
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    Re: Firmware trouble

    Mike's right! If the battery is not fully charged, the update will not even start.
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    Re: Firmware trouble

    Reynolds, this is the only possibility left. Ill charge over night and see what happens then. Thanks all!
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    Re: Firmware trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    If your Extreme III is 4 GB or more, it is certainly an SDHC. For the jump to 2.xxx firmware, hyou will need to find an SD card that the older firmware can read correctly. Look for a 1GB card from a good family...

    scott
    Hi Leif,

    I haven't read that you have yet followed Scott's advice, above. It is imperative that you use a plain SD card rather than a SDHC card. My guess is that your problem lies strictly with the card.

    Once into the Version 2xxx firmware, SDHC cards will handle further updates, if any are offered. :-)
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    Re: Firmware trouble

    Thanks Roger!
    The cards I have tried are all SD-cards 2GB and 1GB. One 2 gig is San Disk Extreme III, the other Ultra II.
    The only possibility left is that the battery was not 100% charged.
    leif e
    F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or aid), 1,8/85 af-d,
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