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Old Mar 30, 2006, 12:27 AM   #11
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Sounds kinda easy Thomas!!

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Old Mar 30, 2006, 7:09 PM   #12
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Bill,
I don't know if you got an answer or not on finding the existing firmware version, but this is how it is done on my Z7590:

Menu/Setup Menu/About

Gives you the Camera model and firmware version

Would think your Z730 would be the same or similar.

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Old Mar 30, 2006, 8:11 PM   #13
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Finding it is no problem .

I am trying to follow instructions for method 2 ( don't want to use Easyshare).

Did method 2 for girlfriends DX7590 with no problem several months ago.

One point was clarified that was not clear in simple instructions that I do not remember.:?



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Old Apr 5, 2006, 8:14 PM   #14
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Bill, create a new folder on your memory card and name it System thendrag theprogramKZ730101.fw intoit, then follow the rest of Kodaks directions.....

Method 2
  1. Remove the files from the memory card. [/*]
  2. Place the memory card in the card reader. [/*]
  3. Open the drive corresponding to the memory card to view the card contents. [/*]
  4. Check thata folder namedSystem exists on the memory card(there usually isn't). If not, create one. [/*]
  5. Locate the firmware file on your computer and copy it into theSystem folder on the memory card. [/*]
  6. Remove the memory card from the card reader, and insert the memory card into the camera. [/*]
  7. Turn off the camera. [/*]
  8. Press the Power button on the camera, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade. The upgrade takes approximately two minutes. [/*]
  9. Turn off the camera, and then turn it back on again. [/*]
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Tom

I think I did that a few times plus a few with the Kodak Tech.

Question

After I down load the firm ware it is zip compressed. I right click it and it confirms that it has bee uncompressed yet the icon looks like the zip one but with the kz730101 under it. Is this correct so far?

Should the camera be turned on or left of when chip is put in camera?

When you say press the power button, do you mean turn on the camera

and is this when I should see the message on the screen?

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After I down load the firm ware it is zip compressed. I right click it and it confirms that it has bee uncompressed yet the icon looks like the zip one but with the kz730101 under it. Is this correct so far?

If it's uncompressed the file name will be KZ730101.fw, compressed its namedKZ730101.exe. Double click the .exe file and uncompress it into a different folder, by default windows will create a folder on you C: drive and call it C:Kodak.

Should the camera be turned on or left of when chip is put in camera?

Off

When you say press the power button, do you mean turn on the camera
and is this when I should see the message on the screen?



Yes and Yes

The screen will come on and ask if you want to upgrade Firmware.

I'll check back later and see how it went.


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Old Apr 7, 2006, 3:08 PM   #17
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Greetings Bill,

Sorry you were not successful updating your camera.

As the support page shows, the following process is what should have been followed. Remember,loss of power during the firmware upgrade can render your camera inoperable. So be sure you have enough power.

If you have pictures on the internal memory of your camera or on a memory card,

1. save the pictures to your computer.
2. Download and Extract the Firmware File
3. Click Continue.
4. Download the file to your computer.
5. Double-click the file to start the WinZip Self-Extractor.
6. Select Unzip to folder, and specify a location, or leave the default location.
7. Click Unzip. The firmware file unzips to the specified folder.
Note the location of the folder. The file should havea .fw file extension.
8. Close the WinZip Self-Extractor.


Select a Method to get the firmware into your camera. If you do not have a memory card and card reader, use Method 1 (This is my preference as it is easy to do). If you have a memory card and a card reader, use Method 1 or Method 2.


Method 1


Go tothe EASYSHARE Software Web page at www.kodak.com/go/easysharesw, and download the latest version of software.


NOTE: EASYSHARE Software version 5.x or later must be used during this procedure.

Connect the camera to your computer using a USB cable.
NOTE: The first time you connect your camera to your computer, Sync and Transfer Setup or Sync and Transfer Assistant prompts appear on the screen. Follow the prompts to set up the camera as a device in the software.

1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
2. Turn on the camera.
3. Start EASYSHARE Software.
4. Select Tools > Sync and Transfer Manager.
5. Select your device from the list in the left column, and then select the Info tab.
6. Click Update Firmware, and go to the location where you downloaded the firmware file.
7. Click Open to copy the file from your computer to the internal memory on the camera.
8. Turn off the camera, and then disconnect the USB cable from the camera.
9. Press the Power button, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade.
10. The upgrade takes approximately two minutes. When it is complete, the camera will delete the firmware file from internal memory.
11. Turn off the camera, and then turn it back on again.


Method 2


1. Remove all files from the memory card.
2. Place the memory card in the card reader.
3. Open the drive corresponding to the memory card to view the card contents.
4. Check that a System Folder exists on the memory card - as you did. If not, create one.
5. Locate the firmware file on your computer and copy it into the 'System' folder on the memory card.
6. Remove the memory card from the card reader, and insert the memory card into the camera.
7. Turn off the camera.
8. Press the Power button on the camera, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade.

The upgrade takes approximately two minutes.
Turn off the camera, and then turn it back on again.

Let me know if you are successful. Talk to you soon.

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In my system folder is a white box with a bent corner with the KX730101.FW

With the camera off I put in memory chip

Turned on camrera (auto icon)

Turned off camera and then on again and the only message is Aoto: use for general photography

Could it be that the camera does not need the update?



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bill: A good axiom to live by, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it until it is"

Is there a problem with your camera that this firmware update will fix? If not then I would leave well enough alone. I am sure you could always ship the camera to Kodak for a firmware update if needed or have someone else assist you if need be.
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