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Before installing the new EI-200 Firmware (version 1.11), please carefully read through all the information contained below.
This document contains step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade the firmware on your PENTAX EI-200 Digital Camera. This version of the firmware will improve picture quality by increasing the accuracy of color reproduction and reducing image noise. Before updating your firmware, we recommend printing this document to use as a reference.
You may update the firmware on your EI-200 by downloading the updater file via the web, and following the instructions on this page. You can also send your camera to PENTAX CORPORATION to have your firmware updated. We will perform the update for free, but you will be responsible for any shipping costs to get your camera to us.
Cameras compatible with this update:
This software will update EI-200 cameras that have firmware versions 1.0 or 1.02 to version 1.11. To check your current firmware version, begin by turning the camera on in picture capture mode. Press the DISPLAY button to activate your LCD display. Next, press your right soft key (labeled STATUS) for current camera settings including firmware version.
We strongly recommend the use of the EI-200 A/C adapter when performing this update. Any power interruption during this procedure (approximately 4 minutes), such as battery depletion, may result in potential harm to your camera's logic board, requiring service to your camera. This service will NOT be covered under the terms of your PENTAX product warranty. Please contact Customer Service at 800-877-0155 for information on ordering an A/C adapter, or if you are unclear about any information contained in this document.
Download (and decompress) the firmware update file fwdc001t.fwi to your computer's hard drive.
This page will instruct you in the download and installation of your Windows 98 USB driver software for the PENTAX EI-200 Digital Still Camera. Please note, these drivers are also available on the CD-ROM originally packaged with your EI-200. However, we invite you to download and use the drivers on this page if you are no longer in possession of your original CD-ROM.
Please note, users of MacOS computers (version 8.6 or later), Windows ME, and Windows 2000 (all versions) do not require USB drivers to be provided separately. Rather, these operating systems will automatically recognize the PENTAX EI-200 and install the appropriate drivers from their own driver databases.
The Windows 98 USB drivers are provided in a single ZIP file, and must be expanded to your hard drive prior to installing them on your computer. You will need to utilize a ZIP compression utility program/expander for this purpose. When you expand the ZIP file, please do so to a temporary directory such as the following:
Once the files are expanded to this directory, they are ready for installation.
To install your Windows 98 USB driver software for your EI-200 digital camera, you need to attach the camera to your computer with the supplied USB cable (you can do this when the computer is on).
That's all there is to it. Now, you should be able to see your digital camera as a new disk drive under My Computer.