My PL200 update failed, lens was bricked. Contact Panasonic, I was given the runaround for 2 months (Panasonic Australia), but they did fix it in the end. They reload the firmware on their end. After my experience with Panasonic service here, I would never buy another product of theirs, even though the PL200, is the most amazing lens I’ve ever used.I tried to do that with my Lumix 12-32 lens using the latest version of Olympus Digital Camera Updater. It seems I corrupted the lens in some way during the process. I put the lens on the camera today and it locks up with a black screen as though the lens cap was on. The mode dial also locks on what ever setting you leave it in before you mount the lens.
I looked around on various internet sites and it seems to have happened to numerous others. Panasonic says it is because of the Olympus method which downloads the firmware as it is doing the update. Thus if a malfunction occurs during the download the firmware may be corrupted. I might have caused the problem myself ....not sure.
I assume there is no good news on this subject, like a way to reload the firmware. I tried and nothing happens. One thing I can be happy about is it did not happen to my Panasonic 8-18 at about $1000 new when I bought it
The official instructions say to remove the card/cards during updates.
It's on the Olympus Japan (English) web site.I have never seen that and have believed it to be just a story that gets repeated. Do you have a link?
Here is the page you are probably referring to, like the other pages it has nothing about taking out the card. I believe it is a myth that keeps being repeated. I have done dozens of updates on various different cameras with the card in.It's on the Olympus Japan (English) web site.
If you can't find it, remind me tomorrow, please.
"Caution:Here is the page you are probably referring to, like the other pages it has nothing about taking out the card. I believe it is a myth that keeps being repeated. I have done dozens of updates on various different cameras with the card in.
USB3 is fine, but never use any kind of external USB port or hub. Only use ports connected directly to the motherboard.I have also seen a suggestion to use a USB2 port rather than USB3, and not one daisy chained through a hub.
I have had few problems until just recently, when it found the camera, worked out the update needed, got the download, started preparing the update and then lost comms with the camera. Failed several times , but camera was still OK. Ran the same program on my laptop and worked first time.