Nikon has just announced the availability of the 1.1 firmware version targeted at its new COOLPIX A300 digital compact camera, which promises to remove a bug that prevented the unit from turning on even when a fully charged battery was inserted.
If you have been encountering this issue, first ensure your camera’s currently installed firmware isn’t either newer or matching this release, and if all is ok, format a memory card using the device.
Now, save and run the appropriate package compatible with your computer’s platform (available for both Mac OS and Windows operating systems), and transfer the newly created “firmware” folder onto the memory card.
Afterwards, insert the memory card into the camera and turn it on, select Firmware Version, and follow all instructions displayed on-screen for a complete and successful installation.
Once finished, it would be a good idea to remove and format the memory card used in this process and check the currently installed firmware to make sure it reads version 1.1.
However, bear in mind that removing the memory card/battery, turning off/rebooting the camera, making use of its buttons, or interrupting the upgrade in any way can lead to serious malfunctions.
With this in mind,for your appropriate operating system, apply it using the steps above and check back with us as often as possible to be aware when a newer version is available for your camera.