Updating firmware on e620
So even if the firmware was being implemented by a CF card installed in the camera and the battery goes dead, using the two above guidelines is a good start towards "idiot-proofing" (apologies to the OP) the system. check the camera operates with other lenses firstthen email these guys, get the ball [email protected] will tell you what to do the lens goes to Sydneyeveryone else, full batteries for updates please I would say this. There are very few motherboard manufacturers who equip their top of the line MOBOs with such chips which are basically secondary backup chip storing bios and can only be useful once because if you fail flashing the second time it's game over because both chips are frelled. I had a power outage (and UPS failure) when I was updating either the E-500 or the E-510 (I dont remember which).. I just left it while I went to find a flashlight (torch)..In this particular case, the method of failure had NOTHING TO DO with the method of acquiring the upadate.The way this lens failed in update would have caused ANY BRAND of lens/camera to fail EVEN IF THE UPDATE WAS ON A memory card... On devices, including photography devices significantly cheaper than lenses, it is near impossible to brick the device through a firmware update, even if the battery is physically pulled from the device during loading the new firmware, and no other power source is available.There are very few motherboard manufacturers who equip their top of the line MOBOs with such chips which are basically secondary backup chip storing bios and can only be useful once because if you fail flashing the second time it's game over because both chips are frelled.
-- Cheers, Marin The OP stated that the power went out - which I interpret to mean that the house/PC power was disrupted.
The camera shut off on LOW BATTERY before the update was finished. I don't know if any type of camera could save itself from failed flash like this.
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