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Registered: ‎11-19-2012
Message 11 of 42 (1,031 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

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After version 7, are owners of early serial numbers ever going to be able to perform their own updates again?  :/ 

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Registered: ‎06-12-2013
Message 12 of 42 (1,026 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

Wasnt it saying ..IF you already had V8 or higher you could do it your self.. or have I got that wrong..?

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Message 13 of 42 (1,022 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

I think you are right, it says IF you have a serial number in that range AND you do not not 8 then go to service center, etc.. 

 

Thanks for making me read it closer :/

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Registered: ‎11-21-2012
Message 14 of 42 (1,018 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

That was my understanding. If you've had the upgrade to v8 done by a service centre, then from that point on you're good to go by yourself for subsequent updates.

Best to double check that, but that was my understanding!
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Message 15 of 42 (1,020 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

Yes please check. It's just how I understood it. But there again I thought my wife loved me and my bank manager really cared about me. Smiley Happy
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Message 16 of 42 (1,011 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

Guess I'll head in for V8 soon, service center is far from me, and I want to call to find out the turn around time.. if it's longer than a week that will not work too well for me to say the least.

 

cheers, thanks guys.

 

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Registered: ‎05-15-2015
Message 17 of 42 (979 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

It says that if you managed to update it to V8 it's fine to just download and install meaning if you done previous update yourself.
I say the post as confusing as Sony menu system, I had to read the post dozen times but it clearly says in bold:

It is very important to note that for the F5. and F55 cameras with the serial numbers range listed below, the user cannot perform the upgrading to V9.00

Rafal Tyslewicz
Technical Supervisor @ SLV London
Colourist, Editor, Camera
www.raf.guru
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Registered: ‎05-15-2015
Message 18 of 42 (987 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

Starcentral - In UK we are using TopTeks which are bit of a drive but we can arrange to drop the cameras and wait for them to be updated, which takes about an hour or so per camera, and take it back same day. Not sure how long it takes if sending a camera though in other places/countries.
Rafal Tyslewicz
Technical Supervisor @ SLV London
Colourist, Editor, Camera
www.raf.guru
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Message 19 of 42 (965 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

ah yes could be.. pretty confusing instructions from Sony.. most unusual.. Smiley Happy... but at least they seem to have a native speaker doing the text at least.. a step up from the digibeta days..!

 

I dont have an early number camera.. but I would have gone ahead and done this one, V9.. if I,d had V8 done by Sony.. !!

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Registered: ‎05-15-2015
Message 20 of 42 (955 Views)

Re: NEW Firmware Version 9.0 for F5, F55

Ok,

 

I've just got reply from TopTeks (which are official ASC) and that's what I received:

 

'Yes, version 9.00 is available but it’s not the same procedure as before for early serial numbers. If your cameras are already running version 8.00 or 8.01, then the update can be done in the normal way (no need to send it to an ASC).'

 

So I was wrong with posts above and once update 8 was made on those cameras we can go back to updating cameras ourselves again.

 

Good luck!

Rafal Tyslewicz
Technical Supervisor @ SLV London
Colourist, Editor, Camera
www.raf.guru

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