Impossible to update Oly OMD EM1 MkII firmware 3.0

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shmelej New Member • Posts: 4
Impossible to update Oly OMD EM1 MkII firmware 3.0

Hi guys,

I am in extreme frustration. ALl features of the OMD EM1 mkII firmware 3.0 clesely fit my hopes. My EM1 mkI is now near the end with 275000 shots. And I need to begin to use my MkII instead (for focus stacking photos of museum wild bees).

I tried to make the update by using Olympus Workspace 1.1, after a chek to the last available update.

I received the message

"Failed to communicate with the server (Ox80041037)"

I tried several times, then several days, without success. Same message, same fail.

I also tried the method that I was using to upgrade to the version 2.3 : By using SD card, through the website

And, indeed, you can download there the very last Firmware 3.0.

That gives a file on your computer named


Then this website recommends to use a new SD card, create a subdirectory entitled


then to copy there the OLY_E_125_3001_0000_0000.BIN and rename it


After that, you switch off the camera, insert the SD. Then start the camera while pushing the "OK" button.

It SHOULD then be a black screen and blinking orange front led during a while (few minutes).

But IT DOES NOT WORK with my camera.  It just start normally, instead, without black screen and bliking orange led.

That means that I have no way to update my camera.

Any help, please.

Pierre Rasmont
Lab of Zoology, University of Mons, Belgium

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