Firmware upgrading has five steps
Insert a blank formatted memory card in the camera.
Turn on your A100/A150 while holding down the [DISP/BACK] button.
The number displayed on the screen is the camera’s "CURRENT" firmware version.
Use of either of the following batteries.
You can download the firmware upgrade using the "Downloading the firmware upgrade" link on this page.
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You can choose either of the following methods.
Before this procedure, the software provided on the CD-ROM bundled with the camera must be installed on the PC.
Both the downloaded firmware upgrade file and transfer program must be placed on the desktop of your PC.
1.Remove all the USB devices connected to the PC except for the mouse.
2.Connect the camera to the PC.
* Refer to the A100/A150 Owner’s Manual (p.70) for more information on connecting the camera.
As the software "FinePix Viewer" is activated automatically after connecting, this software must be stopped before the next procedure.
3.Invocation for the transfer program
Double-click "FPUPDATE.DAT" file on desk top of your PC
Click the [OK] button on the dialog.
Click the [Exit] button on the dialog.
4.Turn off the camera.
5.Disconnect the camera from the PC.
This completes the copying procedure of the firmware update to the memory card.
For the next step, keeps the memory card containing the copied firmware update in the camera.
Check the memory card containing the copied firmware update into the camera.
Always use fully-charged AA-size Ni-MH batteries (2) or new AA-size alkaline batteries (2) when updating the firmware.
*Use of fully-charged AA-size Ni-MH batteries (2) or new AA-size alkaline batteries(2) before updating.
Press the [OK] button.
Press the [OK] button.
(The screenshot is an example of firmware upgrade from version 1.00 to version 1.02)
The firmware updating has started.
It takes about 5 seconds for completing the firmware update.
When this screen appears, the firmware update has been successfully completed.
Following the procedure in step 1) "Check the firmware version," confirm the current firmware version.
Cf. Please reformat the media before taking pictures.