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Old May 1, 2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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I have the firmware update for my K200D, the fwdc184b.bin file. I have the formatted card ready for the file. When I look at the card it lists a file folder DCIM. Do I put the update file into this folder or add it separately?

Thanks in advance for advice. I don't want to mess the update process up.

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Old May 1, 2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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I do believe that it goes in the main directory, the DCIM is the folder for your photographs (usually broken down to specific dated folders)


You should be able to just pop it right in next to the DCIM folder inside the root directory for the SD card and power it up for the update.
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I do believe that it goes in the main directory, the DCIM is the folder for your photographs (usually broken down to specific dated folders)


You should be able to just pop it right in next to the DCIM folder inside the root directory for the SD card and power it up for the update.
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NMR is correct. the *.bin file needs to go in the root directory of the SD card, next to, not in the DCIM Folder.

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Is this how it should look? (Sorry for the image size. The update file is shown below the DCIM folder)
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yep, you got it! Make sure to delete the file too when you're done (I cant remember if it auto formats or not with the update)


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Many thanks. I just needed to be sure I had things right.

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It may not be absolutely imperative, but they usually want you to use a blank freshly formatted card. I haven't bothered to reformat a new card, but I do remove the DCIM file so the card is blank. After the update, put the card in a reader and delete the file with your computer, and when you next use the card in the camera, the DCIM file should be rewritten automatically - if it isn't, reformat the card in the camera and it will reappear.
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It may not be absolutely imperative, but they usually want you to use a blank freshly formatted card. I haven't bothered to reformat a new card, but I do remove the DCIF file so the card is blank.
The blank card was formatted in the camera, the DCIM folder is empty and I added the update file. Should I delete the DCIM folder and just leave the update file on before doing the update?

Hope I'm not overly obsessive about this update thing, it's just that everything has been great with my camera and I don't want to mess it up.

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The blank card was formatted in the camera, the DCIM folder is empty and I added the update file. Should I delete the DCIM folder and just leave the update file on before doing the update?

Hope I'm not overly obsessive about this update thing, it's just that everything has been great with my camera and I don't want to mess it up.

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All you have to worry about is whether the firmware file is in the root directory of the SD card and that the camera has fresh batteries. Doesn't matter what else is on the SD card really, just as long as that firmware file is in the root directory.
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Thanks for the confirmation. As I said everything has been working fine with the camera so I don't want to create any problems.

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