Flash of firmware update steps

The procedure below is explained with the combination of a camera and a flash (without a lens).
And the current version is “1.01” and the updated version “1.02”.

1. Prepare the necessities for the firmware update.

  1. A camera and flash to be updated
  2. A fully charged battery for the camera / New or fully charged batteries for the flash.
  3. A formatted memory card
  4. The firmware (to be downloaded from this site.)

2. Firmware version checking procedure.

  1. Turn off the camera and put the card in it.
  2. Attach the flash to the camera and lock the shoe lock lever.
  3. Turn on the flash.
  4. Turn on the camera pressing “DIP / BACK” button of the camera to check the fiemware version. (In the pictures below, the version of the flash is “1.01”.)
  5. Turn off the camera

If the version is the latest, the firmware update is not required.

3. Prepare the formatted memory card.

A formatted memory card is required for the firmware update. If the card is formatted, all the files including protected files in the card will be erased. If you need the files, copy them to a PC etc. before formatting the card.

  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Press “MENU/OK” button and select “FORMAT” in the SET-UP menu.
  3. Press the selector button(up) to select “OK” and press the “MENU/OK” button. Then, the format will start.
    Turn the camera off after the format is completed.
  4. Turn the camera off after the format is completed.

4. Download the firmware and copy it to the card.

  1. Put the formatted memory card to a card reader slot of your PC.
  2. Download the firmware “FAUP0001.DAT” for the flash.
    • Click “I Agree-Begin Download” after you have read “License Agreement” to proceed to the download page.
    • Check if there is no file with the same name in a destination of the firmware to save. If there is a file with the same name, a browser can automatically change the name of the firmware and a camera cannot recognize the firmware correctly.
    • If you don’t know the steps to save the firmware, refer to the steps below.
      Procedure for Firmware Download on Windows OS
      Procedure for Firmware Download on Mac OS
  3. Copy the downloaded file to the card.
  4. Take the card from the card reader slot after the copy is completed and put it to the camera.

Put the card with the firmware in the camera and update it.

If the firmware update fails, the camera and flash cannot work well. Make sure to follow the two things below.

  • Use a fully charged battery. If the camera and flash turns off during the firmware update, it won’t work well.
  • The time for the firmware update varies depending on the capacity of the firmware, but it is approx. 60 sec.
    Never turn off the camera and operate it during the firmware update.

Once the firmware has been updated, some data of the previous version cannot be restored.

  1. Turn the camera on pressing “DISP/BACK” button to show the display in the right (current version is 1.01). Then, press the “MENU/OK” button
  2. Select the item into [ACCESSORY – FLASH] by pressing [down button] in the selector to update the flash.
  3. Follow the screen below to update the firmware.
  4. Turn off the flash and then turn off the camera.
  5. Turm on the flash and then turn on the camera pressing “DISP/BACK” button to check the firmware version. (This step is described with the upgraded firmware version “1.02”.)

  6. The media used for the firmware update should be reformatted before you use it for taking pictures again.

If you don’t know the steps to update the firmware, refer to the steps below.

Please check here if you encounter any problems