Updating Firmware on my DP2m

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Juss4Phun New Member • Posts: 6
Updating Firmware on my DP2m

Hello all,

I am new to posting on this site, but I am hitting a wall with respect to feedback from Sigma. I recently purchased a rather well maintained dp2m from eBay. When I received the camera, I noticed that it has never been updated from firmware 1.00. I went about downloading the latest (v1.05, I think?) from Sigma's website, copied it to the root directory of my SDXC media card, and placed it into my camera. The camera does not recognize the firmware on the card. I think that I may need to first update to an older firmware release, but I cannot find any working links to older firmware.

Please help if you have any suggestions.

Thanks,

Mark

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MOD rick decker Forum Pro • Posts: 17,107
Re: Updating Firmware on my DP2m

OK just edited again...you do not need 1.04 before updating to 1.05. I just checked.  I am not sure if 1.00 is a production or pre-production. firmware. That could be an exception to the rule.

Joe Hanson Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: Updating Firmware on my DP2m

Did you download both files for version 1.05?

"This firmware update requires two files; DP2M_105.bin and DP2MV105.bin."

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OP Juss4Phun New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Updating Firmware on my DP2m

Hi Joe,

Yes, I did. One of the forum mods mentioned to me that v1.05 requires that I first install v1.04, but I need to find someone with a copy of that; and potentially 1.03, etc.

Thank you,

Mark

OP Juss4Phun New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Updating Firmware on my DP2m

Thank you, Rick, I will try that.

-Mark

OP Juss4Phun New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Updating Firmware on my DP2m

Oops, just saw your edit. Do you think it would be worthwhile to ask for earlier firmware versions, or do you think I am stuck if it turns out to be pre-production firmware?

Thanks again,

Mark

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docmaas Veteran Member • Posts: 6,853
Re: Updating Firmware on my DP2m

If you didn't first format the card in the camera do so now.  Not sure it will help but it can't hurt.

Juss4Phun wrote:

Hello all,

I am new to posting on this site, but I am hitting a wall with respect to feedback from Sigma. I recently purchased a rather well maintained dp2m from eBay. When I received the camera, I noticed that it has never been updated from firmware 1.00. I went about downloading the latest (v1.05, I think?) from Sigma's website, copied it to the root directory of my SDXC media card, and placed it into my camera. The camera does not recognize the firmware on the card. I think that I may need to first update to an older firmware release, but I cannot find any working links to older firmware.

Please help if you have any suggestions.

Thanks,

Mark

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allineedislight Contributing Member • Posts: 761
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Have you checked carefully that the filenames have not been altered during download?

Some browsers add further file name extensions, or numbers (to distinguish consecutive downloads of the same file) at the end of the file name.

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Shawn67 Senior Member • Posts: 2,283
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Juss4Phun wrote:

Hi Joe,

Yes, I did. One of the forum mods mentioned to me that v1.05 requires that I first install v1.04, but I need to find someone with a copy of that; and potentially 1.03, etc.

Thank you,

Mark

Mark,

The firmware update directions have different directions depending upon what version of firmware you are upgrading from. From that it doesn't sound like v1.04 is required at all.

http://www.sigma-dp.com/download/dp2m-firmware.html

What error are you getting after step 5?

Try

1) Formatting the card in the camera.

2) Download the two files directly onto the SD card in your computer. Make sure they are in the root directory. Make sure they haven't been renamed to include a number if you have downloaded the two files multiple times.

3) Fully charge a battery and put it in the camera and then try to procedure again.

Good luck,

Shawn

Ceistinne Senior Member • Posts: 2,364
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Juss4Phun wrote:

Hello all,

I am new to posting on this site, but I am hitting a wall with respect to feedback from Sigma. I recently purchased a rather well maintained dp2m from eBay. When I received the camera, I noticed that it has never been updated from firmware 1.00. I went about downloading the latest (v1.05, I think?) from Sigma's website, copied it to the root directory of my SDXC media card, and placed it into my camera. The camera does not recognize the firmware on the card. I think that I may need to first update to an older firmware release, but I cannot find any working links to older firmware.

Please help if you have any suggestions.

Thanks,

Mark

Mark,

You do not need to install any other Firmware before installing Ver 1.05 as the in between ones are contained in it.

1.05 includes two updates as follows: This firmware update requires two files; DP2M_105.bin and DP2MV105.bin.  Download both of them to the root directory of a freshly formatted SDxx card. Important Do not put them into DCIM or the camera will not see them.  If that does not work try a SDHC card instead.

S

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OP Juss4Phun New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Updating Firmware on my DP2m

I have tried to be meticulous with my checking of the naming of the files, and the location, but I will definitely try to use an older SD card and see if that makes any difference. I will say that I am disappointed in Sigma, as they have chosen to offer no help. I contacted them in NY and they tell me the camera is too old and no longer supported, but I am only asking for access to older firmware versions! I will keep trying, as I really enjoy using this camera. Many thanks to all who have responded in this thread!

-Mark

allineedislight Contributing Member • Posts: 761
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Juss4Phun wrote:

I am only asking for access to older firmware versions!

you can find the old version at https://web.archive.org

Just look for old version of the firmware download page http://www.sigma-dp.com/download/dp2m-firmware.html

For example, the page featuring firmware 1.01 is here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20121005133350/http://www.sigma-dp.com/download/dp2m-firmware.html

and you can download the firmware from this link here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20121005133350/http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_101.bin

Hope this helps!

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allineedislight Contributing Member • Posts: 761
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Here is a list of all DP2M firmwares, with links to the binaries, description of changes (PDF) and installation instructions (web page):

#1.05 (2013.06.14) 2 firmware files !!
http://www.sigma-dp.com/download/dp2m-firmware.html
http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_105.bin
http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2MV105.bin
http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_FW_1.05_EN.pdf

#1.04 (2013.03.09) 2 firmware files !!
https://web.archive.org/web/20130315041103/http://www.sigma-dp.com/download/dp2m-firmware.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20130615003612/http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_104.bin
https://web.archive.org/web/20130618144518/http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2MV104.bin
http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_FW_1.04_EN.pdf

1.03 (2012.11.21)
https://web.archive.org/web/20121213193705/http://www.sigma-dp.com/download/dp2m-firmware.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20121213193705/http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_103.bin

1.02 (2012.10.27)
https://web.archive.org/web/20121029112357/http://sigma-dp.com/download/dp2m-firmware.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20130615002216/http://sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_102.bin
http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_FW_1.02_EN.pdf

1.01 (2012.09.13)
https://web.archive.org/web/20121005133350/http://www.sigma-dp.com/download/dp2m-firmware.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20121005133350/http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_101.bin
http://www.sigma-dp.com/data/DP2m_data/DP2M_FW_1.01_EN.pdf

your are welcome

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OP Juss4Phun New Member • Posts: 6
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This is fantastic! Thank you, thank you!

-Mark

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