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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • DPF-A72
  • DPF-E72

About this download

This utility updates the Digital Photo Frame DPF-A72 / DPF-E72 Firmware to Version 1.46.

Improve functions

  1. Reduction in time required to start the photo frame when Listing Order is set to Shoot Date.

  2. Reduction in time required to display images after an image is deleted when Listing Order is set to Shoot Date.

Determine whether or not this firmware update is required:

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

    - If the version is displayed as 1.37 or lower, update the firmware in accordance with below procedures.
    - If the version is displayed as 1.46, 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 power of the Digital Photo Frame.

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 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  • Windows® 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 (SP4)
  • Mac OS X 10.4

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

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

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-A72 and DPF-E72 only. You cannot use this file with other Sony digital photo frame.
  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: A72_V146.zip
Download size: 4.13 MB (4,337,999 bytes)
Updated on: 17th July 2009

File Info

File Name

  • DPF-A72/E72 Firmware Version 1.46 Update

File Version

  • 1.46

File Size

  • 4.13MB

Release Date

  • 2009-07-17

System Requirements

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

Install

Details

Downloaded update file

  • Save the downloaded file A72_V146.zip (4.13 MB (4,337,999 bytes)) to your desktop.

Unzip the downloaded file

Using Windows Vista

  1. Right-click the downloaded zip file A72_V146.zip.
  2. Click Extract All.
  3. Click Extract in the "Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders" window that has opened. The A72_V146 folder is now open on your computer's desktop.

Using Windows XP

  1. Right-click the downloaded zip file A72_V146.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 A72_V146 folder is now open on your computer's desktop.

Using Windows 2000

  1. Use a decompression tool to unzip the saved file A72_V146.zip to your desktop. After you have unzipped the file, the A72_V146 folder will be created on your desktop.

Using Mac OS

  1. Double-click the saved file A72_V146.zip. The A72_V146 folder is created on your desktop.

The extracted A72_V146 folder contains the following update files.

  • DFA72V02.VUP
    * Depending on your operating environment, some file extensions *.VUP, *.vup, 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 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 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-A72/E72 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-A72/E72.
  • 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 A72_V146 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 A72_V146 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:

  • Perform Steps 1 to 5 with the buttons on the digital picture frame. The operation cannot be performed with the remote control.
  • 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 the VIEW MODE button pressed until the following message is displayed on the LCD screen.

    Note If the above display does not appear on the LCD screen after at least 1 minute or if the display is distorted, remove the AC adaptor from the Digital Photo Frame and reconnect it. Next, make sure that the (power) button is green, press the (power) button to power off. 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 minutes, 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 at least 1 minute or if the display is distorted, disconnect the AC adaptor from the Digital Photo Frame and reconnect it. Next, make sure that the (power) button is green, press the (power) button to power off. 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 performed. It takes about 1 minute 30 seconds to write the firmware.


    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.

  6. When the completed message appears on the LCD, press the (power) button to turn off the power of the Digital Photo Frame.

     

  7. 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 Settings tab using the direction buttons.
  4. Select System Information using the direction buttons, and press the (ENTER) button.
  5. Check the firmware version is displayed as 1.46.x.xx.

  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.

Turn off the power of the Digital Photo Frame and redo the procedures in "Update the firmware" from the beginning.

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.