Software Download > RDC-7 Firmware upgrade procedures

There are following three steps to upgrade the firmware of your RDC-7. Please read procedures carefully before upgrade the firmware.

  • Sep 1. Copy the firmware to a SmartMedia card
  • Step 2. Rewrite the firmware to the RDC-7
  • Step 3. Rewrite the fixed data to the RDC-7

A: Requirements for Firmware Upgrade

  • 1)SmartMedia card(2MB - 32MB)
    *Never use 64MB card. Cannot upgrade the firmware properly when you use 64MB card.)
  • 2)PC card adapter or FlashPath
    *The device to access to SmartMedia card from the PC is required.
  • 3)AC adapter (AC-3)

B: Precautions

  • *Do not unplug the AC adapter during operation.
  • * If you lose power off during operation, please repeat the following procedures. Contact our service office if the camera fails to operate when you repeat the procedure.

C: Upgrade procedure

[Step 1 : Copy the firmware to a SmartMedia card]

  • 1) Download firmware onto the PC hard disk from the download page.

  • 2) Extract the downloaded file on PC. (The downloaded file is self-extract format.)

    [Windows] Double click "dc-7.exe".
    [Macintosh] Extract "dc-7.hqx" using StuffIt Expander or a similar application. Depending on the application, extracted file will be "dc-7.sea". In this case, please double click the "dc-7.sea" file to make "dc-7" folder.
    -NOTE-
    * Download and extract on a hard disk, not on a card reader or removable disk.
    * Never move or delete folders on the SmartMedia card.
  • 3) Format SmartMedia card with the RDC-7. (Select "Format" menu from "SET" mode.) Executing format will make "Dcim" folder on the SmartMedia.

  • 4) Copy the downloaded files to the SmartMedia card. Copy "Shapphire.bin" file and "radj" folder from the newly created "dc-7" folder to the root directory of SmartMedia card.
    *Do not copy the dc-7 folder itself.

  • Root folder of the SmartMedia card
    |
    |-- Dcim
    |-- Sapphire.bin
    |-- radj
    ---- |--radj0001.adj

  • You are ready to upgrade once you copy the firmware and fixed data on the SmartMedia card. The RDC-7 firmware rewriting procedures are as follows.


[Step 2 : Rewrite the firmware to the RDC-7 ]

  • 1) Connect the RDC-7 to the AC adapter AC-3.
  • 2) Insert the SmartMedia card into the Camera.
  • 3) Set the Mode dial of the camera to "SETUP".
  • 4) While pressing the Shutter Release Button, turn the camera power on.(Pic.1)

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    (pic.1)

  • The Camera is set at program rewriting mode and message is appeared on the LCD monitor.

  • 5 ) Press the Shutter Release button to proceed and wait until program writing is completed. (GREEN LED lamp is blinking during the writing.)
  • 6) When program writing is completed, the camera will be reset automatically. (The Green LED is turned on and the LCD monitor will be return to SETUP menu.)
    * If the green LED continues to flash after three minutes, leave for about five minutes and turn the power off.
  • 7) Turn the camera power off.

  • -NOTE-
    *During the program writing, do not remove the AC adapter.


[Step 3: Rewrite the fixed data to the RDC-7 ]

  • 1) Connect the RDC-7 to the AC adapter AC-3.
  • 2) Insert the SmartMedia card into the Camera.
  • 3) Set the Mode dial of the camera to "SETUP".
  • 4) While pressing both of the UP and DOWN( up&down button) button, turn the camera power on.
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    The Camera is set at Initial data writing mode.
  • 5) When "WAITING"message is appeared on the LCD monitor, you can stop pressing the buttons.
  • 6) Press the MENU button to proceed and wait until "5555" is appeared on the LCD panel.
    If "5555" is appeared, rewriting is completed.
  • 7) Disconnect the AC adapter and the camra power off. *Since achieving the fixed data writing, no operation from the button can be accepted, you need to turn the camra power off by disconnecting the AC adapter.
  • 8) Remove the SmartMedia card from the camera.

[Confirmation]
  • 1) Turn the camera power on and check if the camera operates properly.

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