A6000 bricked going from firmware 1.10 to 3.20

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Admiral Krank Junior Member • Posts: 32
A6000 bricked going from firmware 1.10 to 3.20

Ok, seriously this is one of those wt* moments.  I just upgraded an a7m2 same cable, same computer.  Then I went and got my a6000 and started to do an upgrade with a6000 specific firmware.

seriously... wt*.

the updater gave me a notice about the camera and computer being disconnected.

I now seem to have a bricked a6000.  When I put a battery in it, and turn it on, the battery light on the bottom comes on, but the menu, etc. doesn't show up.  Even when I turn off the unit, the battery light shows.

Is there any way to fix this.  I'm seriously annoyed.

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Htbaa Senior Member • Posts: 1,033
Re: A6000 bricked going from firmware 1.10 to 3.20

Have you tried running the updated again?

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OP Admiral Krank Junior Member • Posts: 32
Re: A6000 bricked going from firmware 1.10 to 3.20

I'm at the "reset the camera" step of the upgrade, but I can't  get it to see that I've reset the camera (literally taken the battery in an out of it).

OP Admiral Krank Junior Member • Posts: 32
Re: A6000 bricked going from firmware 1.10 to 3.20
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Ok, here's what I did.

Whatever you do, don't shut down the installer.  I kept repeating a few steps in between failures.  Ie) failing at "run the update", and also failing at "reset the camera" I tried using different USB cable (same result), and then a different USB port.

Upon using a different USB port, and going through a failure to reset the camera a few times, I got it to run the update, and "finish the update"

Stay at it folks, it's painful, but it's not entirely bricked.  I'm back to being a happy a6000 user (but somewhat annoyed at the adrenaline filled 2 hours I wasted at this...).

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Joachim Wulfers Veteran Member • Posts: 5,893
Re: A6000 bricked going from firmware 1.10 to 3.20

Admiral Krank wrote:

Ok, here's what I did.

Whatever you do, don't shut down the installer. I kept repeating a few steps in between failures. Ie) failing at "run the update", and also failing at "reset the camera" I tried using different USB cable (same result), and then a different USB port.

Upon using a different USB port, and going through a failure to reset the camera a few times, I got it to run the update, and "finish the update"

Stay at it folks, it's painful, but it's not entirely bricked. I'm back to being a happy a6000 user (but somewhat annoyed at the adrenaline filled 2 hours I wasted at this...).

Thanks to your post I was reminded to check my FW Version. I was at 2.0. I immediately updated to Version 3.2, but contrary to your experience it was all smooth sailing. I just followed the instructions by the letter, such as install a fully charged battery, remove the memory card, switch on the camera, connect it to the computer and don't touch anything. It worked while I filled out the satisfaction survey.

I am not sure if anything has improved, but thanks for reminding me.

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