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Old Nov 8, 2006, 12:59 AM   #1
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Old Nov 8, 2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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HOLY ****! NICE! I really didn't expect this. Thanks Sanyo!
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Purpose of Firmware Update (November 6, 2006)
• Provides compatibility with 4 GB SDHC memory cards
• Improves sound quality
Downloading... heh, two directories in the archive "DMX-C6" and "DMX-C6&VPC-C6" but they both contain the exact same file "s815nup1.bin" (I did a file compare)... oh well... here we go... I won't be able totest the SDHC option, but I see that FAT32 is supported now. I'm curious about the sound quality thing? Hmmm... I'll have a coffee first and re-read the instructions... don't want to brick it!:G

Edit: Ok, updated (I think)... went smoothly (audio guide: "Do not turn off the camera"), nothing much different. I'll have to test the sound to see but am glad I can consider SDHC cards from now on. Interestingly my language screen looks the same, so this tells me that I already had a recent firmware. I still can't find how to check the firmware version inside the camera? The fun part to me is that when my camera gets old, I'll be able tohack the firmware (looks likea straightforward checksum) for kicks.
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Old Nov 8, 2006, 10:45 AM   #3
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Sanyo wrote: Is Sanyo ever likely to provide firmware updates to the C40 to enable SDHC compatibility?
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Old Nov 8, 2006, 11:31 AM   #4
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unfortunately, I am told that they will not.
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Strange. Do you need a 8 GBSDHC card for this update or can a standard 512 MB card do just fine? My camera isn't updating.
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Non-SDHC card.

My instructions are below:

How to upgrade the firmware;

1) Unzip attached file and get "s815nup1.bin".

2) Copy the .bin file to your workable SD memory card on the root directory "first level of memory not in the DCIM directory".

3) PUT a working SD memory card into your C6.

Be sure your battery has sufficient power.

4) Turn the camera to play back mode.

5) Press MENU in Play back mode. (doesn't work in record mode!)

Go to option menu.

Move cursor to format position, and press LEFT cursor more than 3 seconds.

Your screen will show;

FIRMWARE ver1.0.x

UPGRADE?

YES

NO

6) SELECT "YES" for upgrade.

The camera will automatically start overwriting the firmware for approximately 3 minutes.

The camera will automatically restart when it has finished overwriting the firmware. Switch to record mode and test the camera out.

That's it.

NOTE: Machine needs power for overwriting so make sure the battery has sufficient power before beginning.
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gadgetguy2007 wrote:
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Strange. Do you need a 8 GBSDHC card for this update or can a standard 512 MB card do just fine? My camera isn't updating.
Should work... did you follow the instructions carefully?:-) The extracted s815nup1.bin file goes in the root directory, the joystick should beshifted to the left (not pressed) for a few seconds while on the format option.
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Old Nov 8, 2006, 12:33 PM   #8
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And here I pressed the RIGHT arrow button before and that's where the problem was. Pfft. :!: Followed the instructions again and the update worked.

Thanks for the help.
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Old Nov 8, 2006, 1:56 PM   #9
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unfortunately, I am told that they will not.
I suspected as much, after all I guess they need to give you a reason to upgrade! Still 2GB is plenty for my purposes so I am not dissapointed really.
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 2:01 PM   #10
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So I know it says not to, but has anyone tried this on a VPC-C5?

I'm vaguely curious, not that I really need the space given that the battery life isn't anything like good enough to need more than 2GB of space.
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