A solution to the Fuji F40FD freezing on startup and displaying the fuji logo only

Our trusty and normally reliable Fuji F40FD hsa been giving us some intermittent trouble the past two weeks. The camera would only display the fuji logo when powered up and refuse to do anything else. Removing the battery and inserting it again some times did the trick to kick start it back into life.

A more permanent solution was required. The camera’s behaviour suggested a possible OS/firmware issue. I determined the version of the firmware by pressing in the dsp button and powering the camera on, its version was 1.01. There was 1.10 version available from the fuji website with instructions.

The firmware and the installer app were downloaded to a folder on the pc. The camera photos were backed up onto pc. The camera was then powered off and on again and all fuji sw exited on the pc. The update sw was then executed and the 6MB firmware was copied onto the camera’s sd card.

We then disconnected the camera from the pc. Powered it off and powered it back on again while holding the dsp button. Using the ok button on the camera the option to upgrade from 1.01 to 1.10 was selected. This resolved the issue and the camera seems to be back to its old reliable self.


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