Initialise your A7 prior to installing Firmware Update...

Started Mar 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
stevo23 Forum Pro • Posts: 16,060
Re: Initialise your A7 prior to installing Firmware Update...

LTZ470 wrote:

The Lotus Eater wrote:

LTZ470 wrote:

Go to>Menu>Last Column (Travel Case/Brief)>Line 6>Setting Reset>Down to Initialize>Restore to default>OK...then install Firmware...

Initialise back to factory settings prior to installing Firmware and you will not have any issues...

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Is this official advice from Sony?

What reasons do you have to believe that this will eliminate any potential issues with the update? I'd much rather not have to reset to factory settings.

It's a free world, you can take advice or leave it, it is mainly for folks that have issues with aborting or uploading FW...

It happens on Sony's, Oly's and Panny's at times, reinitializing to factory settings will usually do the trick...

What setting do you think the camera is at, at the factory when they test the firmware update?

Fair enough and thanks for the input. It doesn't sound like this is based on specific incidences for this camera at this time so much as a past track record.

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