Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • DPF-D70

About this download

This program updates the Digital Photo Frame DPF-D70 Firmware to Version 1.12.

Symptom to be improved

  1. Set-up menu is not displayed when there is no picture available to be displayed.
    (i.e. no memory card is inserted into the multi-card slot, or no picture exists in the internal memory)
  2. Block noise may appear on the clock display.

Determine whether or not this firmware update is required:

  1. Turn on the Digital Photo Frame by pressing the  (Power) button.
  2. Press the MENU button.
  3. Select Various Settings using the   direction buttons, and press the   ENTER button.
  4. Select System Information using the  direction buttons, and press the   ENTER button.
  5. Check the firmware version.

    - If the version is displayed as 1.07, 1.09 or 1.10, update the firmware in accordance with below procedures. 
    - If the version is displayed as 1.12, you do not need to upgrade the firmware.
  6. Press the ENTER button after you have checked the firmware version.
  7. Press the MENU button.
  8. Turn off the Digital Photo Frame.

IMPORTANT NOTES: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

WARNING:

  1. Before starting the update, we recommend that you back up to a computer or a memory card the image data that are saved on the digital photo frame's internal memory. Click here to refer to "Backing up image data" for more details.
  2. During the firmware update, ensure that the Digital Photo Frame and the AC adaptor are placed on a stable location, so that the AC adaptor may not be removed and the Digital Photo Frame is not turned off.
    Loss of power during the update may cause the digital photo frame to malfunction.
  3. This is the dedicated update file for DPF-D70 only. You cannot use this file with other Sony digital photo frames, such as DPF-D80, DPF-D100, DPF-V900 or DPF-V700.
  4. This Digital Photo Frame firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It is not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process, downloading and updating this firmware, acknowledgement of awareness and understanding that this update cannot reverse this installation.

Note:

  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
  • Please contact your local Sony office, if you encounter any problem while performing the firmware update.

Available Downloads
File Name: D70_V112.zip 
Download size: 4.89 MB (5,137,994 bytes)
Updated on: 30th October 2008

File Info

File Name

  • DPF-D70 Firmware Version 1.12 Update

File Version

  • 1.12

File Size

  • 4.89MB

Release Date

  • 2008-10-30

System Requirements

  • Windows

Install

Details

Preparations for firmware update

Before downloading the firmware, please ensure that your computer is running one of the following operating systems and prepare one of the following recording media.

Supported Operating System

  • Windows® Vista
  • Windows® XP (SP2)
  • Windows® 2000 Professional SP4 (Installed with factory settings)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Installed with factory settings)

Recording media
One of the following types of recording media.

  • 16MB or greater Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo
  • 16MB or greater SD memory card 
  • 16MB or greater xD-Picture Card 
  • 16MB or greater CompactFlash card

Note: Refer to "About the memory cards" in the device's Operating Instructions for more details about compatible recording media.

Downloaded update file

  • Save the downloaded file D70_V112.zip  (4.89 MB (5,137,994 bytes)) to your desktop.

Unzip the downloaded file

Using Windows Vista

  1. Right-click the downloaded zip file D70_V112.zip.
  2. Click Extract All.
  3. Click Extract in the "Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders" window that has opened. The D70_V112 folder is now open on your computer's desktop.

Using Windows XP

  1. Right-click the downloaded zip file D70_V112.zip.
  2. Click Extract All.
  3. Click Next in the "Welcome to the Compressed (zipped) Folders Extraction Wizard".
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Finish. The D70_V112 folder is now open on your computer's desktop.

Using Windows 2000

  1. Use a decompression tool to unzip the saved file D70_V112.zip to your desktop. After you have unzipped the file, the D70_V112 folder will be created on your desktop.

Using Mac OS

  1. Double-click the saved file D70_V112.zip. The D70_V112 folder is created on your desktop.

The unzipped D70_V112 folder contains the following update files.

  • DPF_FW folder
  • VL_FW folder
  • DLoader.VUP file
  • ISP.vup file
  • VISP.vup file
  • SFrame.jpg file
    * Depending on your operating environment, some file extensions *.VUP, *.vup, *.jpg may not be displayed.

Note

  • Depending on your operating system, the file may be automatically unzipped when it is downloaded. You may also not be able to unzip the file using the procedures described above, depending on the operating system that you are using. In latter case, please use a decompression tool.

Prepare a recording medium

This section describes how to update using a Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo.

If you are using an SD memory card, CompactFlash card, or xD-Picture Card, please replace Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo with your using memory card in the following explanations .

Prepare an initialized (formatted) Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo. For details about how to initialize (format) it, please see the Operating Instructions of your digital camera.

Note

  • Please use a Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo that has been initialized (formatted) by your digital camera, or initialized (formatted) by the dedicated Memory Stick formatting software "Memory Stick Formatter".
  • Please use an SD memory card, CompactFlash card or xD-Picture Card that has been initialized (formatted) by your digital camera.
  • We do not recommend initializing (formatting) with a computer, as the DPF-D70 may not recognize the recording medium, depending on the type of initialization format.
    If you have no choice but to use a recording medium that has been initialized with a computer, copy a JPEG image file and check to see if it is displayed correctly on the DPF-D70.
  • The firmware update may fail if the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo contains other files as well as the update file. You should therefore always use a Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo that has just been initialized (formatted).

Copy the update file to the recording medium

Copy the update file to the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo using either of the following methods.

If your computer is equipped with a Memory Stick slot

  1. Insert the initialized (formatted) Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo into the Memory Stick slot on your computer.
  2. Open the D70_V112 folder on your desktop, and copy the update file inside it to the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo.
  3. Drag and drop the update file to the root of the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo, without creating any new folder for it.
     
    * The screen display may vary depending on your operating environment.

If your computer has no Memory Stick slot.

  1. Insert the initialized (formatted) Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo into the Memory Stick slot on your digital camera.
  2. Connect your digital camera to your computer using a USB cable.
  3. Open the D70_V112 folder on your desktop, and copy the update file inside it to the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo that you have inserted into your digital camera.
  4. Drag and drop the update file to the root of the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo, without creating any new folder for it.
     
    * The screen display may vary depending on your operating environment.

Note

  • Refer to the Operating Instructions of your digital camera for more details about how to connect a digital camera to a computer, and how to copy to a Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo.

Update the firmware

Note:

  • During the execution of these update procedures, ensure that the Digital Photo Frame and the AC adaptor are placed on a stable location, so that the AC adaptor may not be removed and the Digital Photo Frame is not turned off.
  • Also ensure that the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Slot is firmly inserted into the Digital Photo Frame during the update so that it cannot fall out.
  • The Digital Photo Frame may malfunction if power to the device is lost, or if the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo falls out, during the update. 
  1. Check that the Digital Photo Frame is turned off (the  (power) button is red).
  2. Insert the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo containing the copied update file into the Memory Stick slot on the Digital Photo Frame.
  3. Turn on the Digital Photo Frame by pressing the  (power) button while pressing and holding down the VIEW MODE button.
    Keep pressing the VIEW MODE button until the following message is displayed in the top right-hand section of the LCD screen.
    Note If the above display does not appear on the LCD screen after 10 seconds, or if the display is distorted, remove the AC adaptor from the Digital Photo Frame and re-insert it. Check that the  (power) button is red, and start the update process again from "Update the firmware".
    Please consult your local SONY customer service center if the above display still does not appear on the LCD screen.
  4. Press the  ENTER button. After a few seconds, please check that the following message is displayed on the LCD screen.
    Note
    If the above display does not appear on the LCD screen after 10 seconds, or if the display is distorted, remove the AC adaptor from the Digital Photo Frame and re-insert it. Check that the (power) button is red, and start the update process again from "Update the firmware".
    Please consult your local SONY customer service center if the above display still does not appear on the LCD screen.
  5. Press the ENTER button. The LCD screen changes to the following display and the program for the firmware update is written.
    * It takes about 10 seconds to write the program.

    Troubleshooting Tip

    1. If the "No update file found." error message is displayed
      Cause: The file is not in the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo.
      Action: Check that the correct files have been copied to the correct location on the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo, and redo the procedures in "Update the firmware" from the beginning.
    2. If the "Update failed. See Explanations on program update." error message is displayed
      Cause: The Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo has fallen out during the update.
      Action: Click "Explanations on program update " below and read its recommendations.
      (Do not turn off the Digital Photo Frame! Turning off the Digital Photo Frame may cause it to malfunction!)

  6. The following screen is automatically displayed when the program has been written.
    * The update takes about 18 seconds.

    Troubleshooting Tip

    1. If the "No update file found." error message is displayed
      Cause: The file is not in the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo.
      Action: Click "Explanations on program update " below and read its recommendations.
      (Do not turn off the Digital Photo Frame! Turning off the Digital Photo Frame may cause it to malfunction!)
    2. If the "Update failed. See [Explanations on program update]." error message is displayed
      Cause: The Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo has fallen out during the update.
      Action: Click and read "Explanations on program update " below.
      (Do not turn off the Digital Photo Frame! Turning off the Digital Photo Frame may cause it to malfunction!)
  7. The Digital Photo Frame automatically turns off a few seconds after the "Completed" dialog is displayed on the LCD screen.
  8. Remove the Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo from the Digital Photo Frame.

Check the version of the updated firmware.

  1. Turn on the Digital Photo Frame by pressing the (Power) button.
  2. Press the MENU button.
  3. Select Various Settings using the direction buttons, and press the ENTER button.
  4. Select System Information using the direction buttons, and press the ENTER button.
  5. Check the firmware version is displayed as 1.12.
     
  6. Press the ENTER button after you have checked the firmware version.
  7. Press the MENU button.
  8. Turn off the Digital Photo Frame.
  9. This completes the updating of the firmware.

Note


Explanations on program update

If the error "Update failed. See [Explanations on program update]." occurs during update of the Digital Photo Frame firmware, please carry out the following procedures.

Note: Error message "[Explanations on program update]" that is display in other language can be refer in below table. 

LanguageError Message
Korean   [프로그램 갱신 설명]
Chinese Simplified  [程序更新说明]
Traditional Chinese  [程式更新說明]
French  [Explications sur mise à jr prog.]
Arabia  [توضيحات حول تحديث البرنامج]
Persian  [توضیحات بروزرسانی برنامه]
Thai  [คำอธิบายการอัพเดตโปรแกรม]
Malay  [Penjelasan ttg kemas kini pgm]

Caution: Do not turn off Digital Photo Frame power while this error message is displayed. Loss of power may cause the Digital Photo Frame to malfunction.

Procedure

  1. Press the ENTER button on the Digital Photo Frame. The LCD screen display will change as shown below.
     
  2. Reinsert a memory card containing the update file into one of the Digital Photo Frame's memory card slots.
  3. Press the ENTER button on the Digital Photo Frame. The LCD screen display will change as shown below, and the update will restart automatically.
     
     

If problems are not resolved by performing the procedures above,

  • Repeat the procedures above multiple times.
  • Initialize (format) the memory card you are using, re-copy the update file to the memory card, and attempt the procedures above again.
  • Try another memory card if one is available.
  • If the problem is still not resolved, consult your local SONY customer service center.