Nikon



D80  

Upgrading the Firmware for the D80

 

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  Thank you for choosing a Nikon product. This guide describes how to upgrade the camera firmware for the D80.
If you are not confident that you can perform the update successfully, the update can be performed by a Nikon-authorized service representative.


The D80 has two sets of firmware, A and B, which must be updated separately. After updating the A firmware, repeat steps 4–5, below, to upgrade the B firmware.


Important
The camera may be damaged if power is interrupted or camera controls are operated during the update. Do not turn the camera off, remove or disconnect the power source, or operate camera controls during the update. If the update is not completed successfully and the camera becomes inoperable, take the camera to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection.


Get ready

  To upgrade the camera firmware, you will need:
The camera
A UC-E4 USB cable or a memory card reader
One of the following power sources:
  —An EH-5/EH-5a AC adapter
  —A fully-charged EN-EL3e rechargeable Li-ion battery
A Nikon-approved memory card that has been formatted in the camera (note that all data on the memory card will be deleted when the card is formatted; before formatting the card, back up any data you wish to keep to a computer or other device).
The camera Guide to Digital Photography


Check the current camera firmware version

 
1 Turn the camera on.
 
2 Press the MENU button and select Full for the CSM/Setup menu option in the setup menu.
 
3 Select Firmware version in the setup menu.
 
4 Two firmware versions (A and B) will be displayed. Both should be earlier than 1.10.
 
5 Press OK and turn the camera off.


Download and extract the new firmware

  Click the I agree - Begin download link on the download site to download the file “F-D80-V111M.sit”.¬†This file will then be automatically extracted to create the folder “D80Update.”¬† If extraction is successful, the folder “D80Update” will contain the following files:
AD800111.bin Camera A firmware
BD800111.bin Camera B firmware
 
 
Mac OS X Version 10.4, 10.5
Automatic extraction requires archive expansion software compatible with StuffIt Expander, available from Allume Systems, Inc. If the firmware update is not automatically extracted, install StuffIt Expander or other compatible archive expansion software and extract the update.


Copy the firmware to the memory card

  The firmware can be copied to the camera memory card either by connecting the computer directly to the camera using the USB cable, or by removing the memory card from the camera and inserting it in a card reader.
 
Important
Only one of the two sets of firmware (A or B) can be updated at a time. Use separate memory cards for each set of firmware, or update firmware A as described below, then format the memory card and repeat the process for firmware B.
 
Direct USB Connection
 
Note: Use the EH-5/EH-5a AC adapter or a fully-charged EN-EL3e rechargeable Li-ion battery.
 
1 Turn the camera off and insert a formatted memory card.
For information on formatting memory cards, see the camera Guide to Digital Photography.
 
2 After turning the camera on, press the MENU button, select the setup menu, and set the USB option to Mass Storage.
* Illustration shows dialog displayed when both A and B firmware have been updated to version 1.10 or later.
 
3 Turn the camera off and connect the USB cable as shown below.
UC-E4 USB cable
 
4 Turn the camera on.
If Nikon Transfer is installed, it will start automatically; to exit, select Quit Nikon Transfer from the Nikon Transfer menu.
If PictureProject is installed, it will start automatically; click Cancel to exit.
 
5 Copy the firmware to the memory card.
5-1. Copy the firmware to the “NIKON D80” volume corresponding to the camera.
When the camera is connected and turned on, the volume “NIKON D80” will appear on the desktop. Copy “AD800111.bin” (A firmware) or “BD800111.bin” (B firmware) from the “D80Update” folder to this volume.
Illustration shows A firmware
 
5-2. When copying is complete, confirm that the “NIKON D80” volume contains the “AD800111.bin” (A firmware) or “BD800111.bin” (B firmware).
 
6 Disconnect the camera from the computer. For more information, see the Guide to Digital Photography.
 
Important
Be sure to copy the firmware to the root directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
 
Card Reader
 
1 Connect the card reader to the computer and insert a formatted memory card.
If Nikon Transfer is installed, it will start automatically; to exit, select Quit Nikon Transfer from the Nikon Transfer menu.
If PictureProject is installed, it will start automatically; click Cancel to exit.
 
2 A camera volume will appear on the desktop. Copy the firmware as described in Step 5 of “Direct USB Connection”.
 
3 Drag the camera volume into the Trash and remove the memory card from the card reader.
 
Important
Be sure to copy the firmware to the root directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.


Update the camera firmware

  During the update, do not:
Remove the memory card
Turn the camera off
Operate any of the camera controls
Attach or remove lenses
Unplug or disconnect the AC adapter
Remove the battery
Subject the camera to powerful electromagnetic noise
Any of the above actions could cause the camera to become inoperable.
 
1 Insert the memory card containing the firmware into the camera.
 
2 Turn the camera on.
 
3 Press the MENU button and select Firmware version in the setup menu.
 
4 The current firmware version will be displayed. Highlight Version up and press the multi selector to the right.
 
5 A firmware update dialog will be displayed. Highlight Yes and press OK to begin the update.
* Illustration shows dialog displayed when A firmware is updated. Follow the same steps to update B firmware.
 
6 The update may take anywhere from two to five minutes. Do not perform any operations while the messages shown at right are displayed.
 
  The message shown at right will be displayed when the update is complete.
 
7 Confirm that the update was completed successfully.
 
7-1. Turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
 
7-2. Check the camera firmware version as described in Step2, “Check the current camera firmware version.”
 
7-3. If the version displayed is 1.11, the update was successful.
* Illustration shows dialog displayed when updates for both A firmware and B firmware are completed.
 
8 Format the memory card.
 
  After upgrading A firmware, return to Step 4 and upgrade B firmware.
 
9 If you changed the USB setting from MTP/PTP to Mass Storage to update the camera firmware, return to the USB menu and select MTP/PTP.
 
This completes the firmware update.