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Topic # 95816 13-Jan-2012 21:59

I'm trying to upgrade the firmware on my D5100, I follow all the instructions (format the SD card, copy the firmware file to the SD card, etc) but when I go to the firmeware menu there is no option to upgrade it just show my current firmware versions.


Anyone done this successfully?

Thanks    

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  Reply # 568785 14-Jan-2012 14:19 Send private message

Are you extracting the bin file from the exe you download? The file on the SD card should be something like D5100_0101.bin



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  Reply # 568793 14-Jan-2012 14:33

Disrespective: Are you extracting the bin file from the exe you download? The file on the SD card should be something like D5100_0101.bin


Hi,

Yes, I run the exe file, it extracts the .bin file to a new sub directory. I copy the .bin file the the root directory of the freshly camera formated SD card.

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  Reply # 568796 14-Jan-2012 14:45 Send private message

1 - I'd start by downloading the file again and getting a new bin file to try.

2- Failing that, reformat the SD card again in the camera.

3 - Failing that, reformat the SD card on a PC/Mac.

4 - Failing that, try another SD card.

5 - Repeat steps 2,3 with the different card.

Just a thought though, Nikons have two firmware versions, A and B, one generally gets updated and the other stays at the old version. You're not doing my typical trick of reading the firmware versions wrong? Seriously, I do that sort of stuff all the time until i'm told to look again...



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  Reply # 568809 14-Jan-2012 15:12

Disrespective: 1 - I'd start by downloading the file again and getting a new bin file to try.

2- Failing that, reformat the SD card again in the camera.

3 - Failing that, reformat the SD card on a PC/Mac.

4 - Failing that, try another SD card.

5 - Repeat steps 2,3 with the different card.

Just a thought though, Nikons have two firmware versions, A and B, one generally gets updated and the other stays at the old version. You're not doing my typical trick of reading the firmware versions wrong? Seriously, I do that sort of stuff all the time until i'm told to look again...


Thanks for the replies, I have got it working. The trouble ended up being that I was using the SD card reader in my HP printer, and the printer seemed to add its own hidden files to the card. Used a friends laptop and everthing worked fine.

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