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Old 06-13-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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Question Updating LCD TV Firmware

Good evening Guys and Dolls
My question is:
A firmware is dowloaded and it comes in a zip folder.
When executing to update or 'fix' one that was some how corrupted, is the file executed outside of the folder or do I put the zip folder on my memory stick or just the file, insert the memory stick in the USB port on the TV and then plug TV to the AC?
I have never attempted this before.
Does the TV automatically swich it self on and install the new file??
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Updating LCD TV Firmware

unzip to memory stick, then plug stick into tv, access tv menu, initiate update.

Don't turn off or lose power to tv, it will reboot once it's finish.

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Old 06-13-2014, 07:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Updating LCD TV Firmware

Also make sure the memory stick is properly format and compatible as indicate by the TV manufacturer, I.E. my SONY needs to use FAT32 format.
I.E. my 52" SONY:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu...mdl=KDL52VL150
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Updating LCD TV Firmware

Thanks Guys!!!
1. Take the file out of the zip folder.
2. Put file on the memory stick formatted to FAT 32 or format recommended by Manufacturer.
3. Turn on TV.
4. Access MENU.
5. Initiate update.
6. Wait for update completed as indicated by automatic reboot.
NOTE: Do not switch of or remove power to TV during update.
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Updating LCD TV Firmware

Not all Manufacturers are the same
I just updated my LG42LD550
Instructions from LG website were to make a folder called LG_DTV ON thumbdrive
and unzip firmware into that folder.
Insert thumbdrive into tv and a menu poped up found newer firmware do you want to update y/n. Y and it updated then restarted TV wotks great
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Default Re: Updating LCD TV Firmware

Some flash drives wont work. No matter if its formatted as FAT32. The only drive that works for me is my 12 years old flash drive but is only 1GB. New Tvs requires 2 GB. I'm struggling with this right now. Do you guys know of any trick how to make this flash drives work?
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