FinePix AV100 / AV105 / AV110 / AV130 / AV135 / AV140 Firmware (camera control software) Update Ver.1.01
Applicable model: FinePix AV100 / AV105 / AV110 / AV130 / AV135 / AV140
• Detail of the update
The firmware update Ver.1.01 incorporates the following item.

It corrects the problem that unwanted number of sheets are printed by setting with “PictBridge” function.
* For using PictBrige function, connection between the camera to the printer is required


• Precaution

1. If firmware updating fails, the camera may no longer operate correctly. Please read the provided notes carefully.

2. Prepare either of the following batteries before updating.
   • Fully-charged AA-size Ni-MH batteries (2)
   • New AA-size alkaline batteries (2)

3. Do not turn the camera off, open the battery cover or attempt to use any of the camera controls while the firmware is being overwritten.

4. Firmware updating requires approximately 20 seconds.

5. Once the firmware has been updated, the previous version cannot be restored.

6. If you encounter difficulties updating the firmware, please contact the Technical support & Repair service.



• Preparations
a.Prepare the target digital camera.
FinePix AV100 / AV105 / AV110 / AV130 / AV135 / AV140 (Version 1.00)

b.Prepare a formatted Memory Card (SD Memory Card)
Refer to the FinePix AV100 / AV105 / AV110 / AV130 / AV135 / AV140 Owner's Manual (p.105) for information on using "FORMAT" in the SET-UP menu to format a memory card.
Note that the formatting procedure will delete all data on the memory card, including protected files. Always copy any important files that you do not want to lose to your PC beforehand.

c.Prepare power supply.
Prepare either of the following batteries.
   • Fully-charged AA-size Ni-MH batteries (2)
   • New AA-size alkaline batteries (2)

d.Prepare the card reader.
Please note that Windows users can use the camera instead of a card reader. Prepare the USB cable bundled with your camera ready.


• Firmware upgrading procedure
Firmware upgrading has five steps:
1)   Check the firmware version.
2)   Download the firmware upgrade and the transfer program onto your PC.
3)   Copy "FPUPDATE.DAT" to the memory card.
4)   Update the firmware.
5)   Check the upgraded firmware.


1) Check the firmware version.
Insert a blank formatted memory card in the camera.
Turn on your FinePix AV100 / AV105 / AV110 / AV130 / AV135 / AV140 while holding down the [DISP/BACK] button.
The number displayed on the screen is the camera's "CURRENT" firmware version.
   (Screenshot for version 1.00)
Use of either of the following batteries.
   • Fully-charged AA-size Ni-MH batteries (2)
   • New AA-size alkaline batteries (2)
2) Download the firmware upgrade and the transfer program onto your PC.
You can download the firmware upgrade using the "Downloading the firmware upgrade" link on this page.
• Windows PC users
Firmware upgrade
File name FPUPDATE.DAT
 

Firmware update transfer program for Windows XP users
File name FPUpdate.exe
Firmware update transfer program for Windows Vista / 7 users
File name FPUpdataV.exe
• Macintosh users
Firmware upgrade
File name FPUPDATE.DAT
Firmware update transfer program
File name FPUPDATETRF.dmg

Read the firmware upgrade user license agreement and agree to the terms before downloading the upgrade.

Firmware Upgrade User License Agreement

Windows PC users/Macintosh users
3) Copy "FPUPDATE.DAT" to the memory card.
You can choose either of the following methods.
3a)   Use a card reader
3b)   Use the camera and the USB cable

3a) Use a card reader
3a-1   Insert a memory card formatted by the camera into your card reader.
3a-2   Copy the "FPUPDATE.DAT" file downloaded in step 2) onto the root directory of the memory card.
3a-3   Remove the memory card from the card reader and insert it into the camera.

3b) Use the camera and the USB cable
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.
3b-1   Remove all the USB devices connected to the PC except for the mouse.
3b-2   Connect the camera to the PC.
* Refer to the FinePix AV100 / AV105 / AV110 / AV130 / AV135 / AV140 Owner's Manual (p.76) for more information on connecting the camera.
As the software “MyFinePix Studio” is activated automatically after connecting, this software must be stopped before the next procedure.
3b-3   Invocation for the transfer program
Double-click "FPUpdate.exe" on desk top of your PC
Click the [OK] button on the dialog.
(Example on Windows XP)
Click the [Exit] button on the dialog.
(Example of Windows XP)
3b-4   Turn off the camera.
3b-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.

4) Update the firmware.
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.


4-1   Turn on your FinePix AV100 / AV105 / AV110 / AV130 / AV135 / AV140 while holding down the [DISP/BACK] button.
*Use of fully-charged AA-size Ni-MH batteries (2) or new AA-size alkaline batteries(2) before updating.
Press the [OK] button.
4-2   Select "OK".
(The screenshot above is an example of firmware upgrade from version 1.00 to version 1.01)
Press the [OK] button.
4-3   Press the [OK] button.
4-4   Press the [OK] button.
The firmware updating has started.
It takes about 5 seconds for completing the firmware update.
When the screenshot shown above appears, the firmware update has been successfully completed.
4-5   Turn the camera off.

5) Check the upgraded firmware.
Following the procedure in step 1) "Check the firmware version," confirm the current firmware version.
Cf. Please reformat the media before taking pictures.

Troubleshooting (Error messages and responses)
Please check here if you encounter any problems.


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