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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • ICD-UX513F
  • ICD-UX512F

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is always concerned about customer satisfaction and therefore is offering a software update program for the firmware of ICD-UX512F/UX513F.

How to confirm the Model and the Firmware version
The following are the target products whose firmware version should be equal to 1.01.

In case the firmware version of the unit is already 1.02, there is no need to apply this firmware update program.

Target products

  • ICD-UX512F/UX513F

Please confirm the Model:
The model name can be found on the back side of the unit.

 

* The above image shows ICD-UX513F.

Please confirm the Firmware version from the steps below:

  1. Turn the IC Recorder On.

  2. Confirm that IC Recorder is in the stop mode.
    The below image is shown as an example of the display window of the IC recorder when the IC recorder is in the stop mode.


  3. Press and hold the  STOP button for more than 2 second.
    Firmware version will appear on the display window.


    The firmware version displayed in the display window of the unit.    

Fixed symptoms
With the above products, customers may rarely experience the following symptom when he/she try to charge the Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) rechargeable battery.

  • Charging may stop halfway depending on the charging status, and the battery may not be fully charged even when the full charge indicator appears. This symptom will be fixed with this firmware update.

Target PC environments
Operating System

  • Windows® 7
    (Ultimate / Professional / Home Premium / Home Basic / Starter)
  • Windows® Vista (Service Pack 2 or higher)
    (Ultimate / Business / Home Premium / Home Basic)
  • Windows® XP (Service Pack 3 or higher)
    (Media Center Edition 2005 / Media Center Edition 2004 / Media Center Edition /Professional / Home Edition)
  • Mac OS X ( v10.2.8 - v10.6.4 )

    Pre-Installed
    64 bit versions of Windows XP are not supported.

Hardware requirements
Port: USB port

Note

  • We do not guarantee trouble-free operation on all computers.
  • The following systems are not supported.
    - Operating systems other than the ones indicated on the above.
    - Personally assembled computers or operating systems.
    - Upgraded Operating systems.
    - Multi-boot environment.
    - Multi-monitor environment.

Available Download
ICD- UX512F/UX513F Firmware Update Version 1.02
Filename: ICDUXx1x_V102.zip
Download size: 1.43 MB (1,501,362 bytes)
Updated on: 25th November 2010

File Info

File Name

  • Firmware Update Version 1.02

File Version

  • 1.02

File Size

  • 1.43MB

Release Date

  • 2010-11-25

System Requirements

  • Mac OS
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

Download

Preparation for Update
Before updating the firmware, prepare for it with the following steps:

  1. Confirm the remaining battery indicator of the unit.

    Confirm that all of the remaining battery indicators in the display window of the unit light up.

    If battery power runs out during the firmware update, the firmware update may not succeed.

    (The below image indicates the remaining battery indicator which will be displayed when all of the remaining battery indicators in the display window of the unit light up.)


  2. Save a backup copy of recorded messages and data in the IC recorder to your computer.

    It is strongly recommended that you copy recorded messages and data in the IC recorder to your computer before updating the firmware, just in case data loss of the IC recorder occurs due to this firmware update.

    Sony Corporation will not assume any liability to the owner of the IC recorder for any damage including data loss relating to this firmware update service.

  3. Confirm the position of the HOLD/POWER switch.
    Slide the HOLD/POWER switch toward the center.
     

Install

Details

Download procedure

  1. We recommend you save the update file on computer desktop.
    ICDUXx1x_V102.zip (Windows: 1.43MB, Macintosh: 1.4MB)

    The steps to confirm that the file "ICDUXx1x_V102.zip" is downloaded appropriately are as follows:

    For Windows computer
    To check the file size, right-click the downloaded file and select Properties. Properties of the file are displayed, and confirm the file size. If the size is not the same as the file size showing as shown above, try downloading the file again.

    For Macintosh Computer
    To check the file size, select the downloaded file on the icon and choose "Get Info" from the File menu. Then, click the General disclosure triangle to see the file size. If the size is not the same as the file size shown above, try downloading the file again.

  2. Extract the file you have downloaded.

    Depending on computer configurations, you may not be able to extract the file as shown below.

    For Windows XP /Windows Vista /Windows 7 computer
    1. Right-click the file "ICDUXx1x_V102.zip" and click Extract All.
    2. The file "ICDUXx1x_V102.zip" is open and is displayed. Confirm that the below file is in it. This file is the firmware update program.
    ICDUXx1x.UPG

    For Mac OS X
    1. Double-click the downloaded file "ICDUXx1x_V102.zip."
    2. Confirm that the file is extracted and the file "ICDUXx1x.UPG" is created on computer desktop. This file is the firmware update program.
    ICDUXx1x.UPG

    * Depending on your computer configurations, the file extension ".UPG" in the filename "ICDUXx1x.UPG" may not be displayed.


Update procedure
After you have completed steps listed in the section Preparation for Update, follow the steps below to update the program.

  1. Connect the IC recorder to the computer.

  2. Copy the extracted file ICDUXx1x.UPG, which you have extracted as described in the section Download procedure, to the root directory that is located immediately below "IC RECORDER" on the computer.

    * Depending on your computer configurations, the file extension ".UPG" in the filename "ICDUXx1x.UPG" may not be displayed.

    * The above picture shows Windows XP Explorer.

  3. Disconnect the IC recorder from the computer.

  4. Update screen appears in the display window of the IC recorder and firmware update starts.

    Firmware update will complete in about 1 minute, and the stop mode display or clock setting display appears.
    (The update file in the IC recorder will be automatically deleted.)

    (Update screen)

 

Errors during update

  1. In case the IC recorder displays as "Low battery power to Update"

    - Charge the Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) rechargeable battery, or replace it with a charged one. If you use an alkaline battery, replace it with a new one.

    * If you use rechargeable batteries in the target product (for this update process or for ordinary use), please only use either the Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) rechargeable batteries accompanying the target product or any of such models of Ni-MH rechargeable batteries as are listed as available accessories in the instruction manual of the target product.

  2. In case the IC recorder displays as "Memory Full"
    Delete some of recorded messages of data in the unit, or transfer to the computer to available disk space more than 10MB. Then, start to update, again.

After update
Please confirm the firmware version when the update program is installed successfully.
The update program installation is successful when 1.02 is shown in the display window.

Please confirm the Firmware version from the steps below:

  1. Turn the IC Recorder On.

  2. Confirm that IC Recorder is in the stop mode.
    The below image is shown as an example of the display window of the IC recorder when the IC recorder is in the stop mode.


  3. Press and hold the  STOP button for more than 2 second.
    Firmware version will appear on the display window.