firmware download failure. now Olympus wants to replace the CPG for Zuiko lens. Huge bucks!

Started Mar 24, 2016 | Discussions thread
John King
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Re: firmware download failure. now Olympus wants to replace the CPG for Zuiko lens. Huge bucks!

joergzielosko wrote:

baxters wrote:

Yes, it is a built in design flaw. If they had spend $32.75 for the CPG, instead of $22.75, they could made the boot loader redundant it could be reloaded in cases like yours. The cameras have the same weakness, but as long as they make the customer pay for failures, they don't care.

I guess that extra $10 adds too much to cost of goods, especially on the cheap kit lenses, but I'm sure they they use the same $22.75 CPG on the new $2500 300mm prime.

It's not even necessary to build more expensive hardware to prevent such issues. Handling the download and programming the firmware into the lens' flash memory should be two separate steps in the process. If for some reason the download is interrupted or the data is corrupted, programming should never start.

Every firmware update process in the world is designed that way, but not Olympus?

That is exactly how all Olympus firmware does update, IME. Including the update of my own 12-50.

Download from Internet to computer. Check checksum (etc). Update camera or lens.

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