Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Sharp aquos lcd television detailed firmware update procedure

Contents of this article 

  • How to update the firmware 
  • Creating firmware update USB



Please do not carry out the firmware update process until you have read all of the instructions and are sure you can complete the update.
How to upgrade your LCD Television Firmware – USB Method
The following information provides step by step details for creating a firmware upgrade USB and successfully uploading the firmware to your LCD Television.
Before you can create the firmware upgrade USB, please ensure you have completed the following:
# Formatted FAT16 USB stick 64MB to 1GB and ensure that write protection is turned off
# A PC with a USB socket
# Read all of the instructions carefully and ensure each process is understood
If you do not have any of this equipment or are unsure if you can make the firmware upgrade USB, please contact the Sharp
Creating a firmware upgrade USB
We recommend you use the following path
– C:\My Documents\LCD\
To create this path, you will need to create a folder called “LCD”
The instructions provided will refer to this path, but if you choose an alternative, we recommend you note your path information down and amend the details accordingly.
After you have downloaded the firmware, unzip the firmware into a folder called LCD For the purpose of this demonstration, we are using an application called WinRAR. There are various applications that provide the same / similar functions. Ensure you are familiar with your application or refer to the applications documentation for more information before proceeding.
Single right click the file and choose the “Extract files” Option
Choose to extract to – C:\My Documents\LCD\
The file extraction will take place and the firmware will be unzipped to C:\My Documents\LCD\  recommend you check this folder and confirm that the firmware has unzipped into this folder. If the extraction has failed, please repeat the same steps and refer to your applications documentation.
 The name of the file may differ from the example
On the extracted file, single right click the file and select “Copy”
Find the drive name of the USB drive, and open the drive by double left clicking
In the blank area of the USB drive, single right click and select “Paste”
The file will now copy across on the USB drive. The USB drive is now ready to upgrade your Sharp LCD Television.
Upgrading you Sharp LCD Television
You have now successfully created your firmware USB to upgrade the Sharp LCD Television.
Before you can upgrade your LCD Television, please ensure you have completed the following:
# Ensure your LCD Television is switched on
# Ensure your LCD Television is connected to the mains power and not to any power saving device or extension cable.
# Turn off the AC power (Unplug the AC power cord. Note LE600 and LE700 models have power switch on side).
# Insert the firmware USB for upgrade into the service slot.
# While holding down the power button, plug in the AC power cord of the main unit to turn on the power.
# The power LED will flash orange, then the upgrade begins automatically.
# After the set starts, the upgrade screen like the figure below is displayed.

If any of the procedures fails, the upgrade failure screen shows NG.
If the update fails
, the “NG” marking turns red.
NOTE: If this fails, try to upgrade the software again.

When all the procedures are complete, the following upgrade success screen is shown. The new software version can be confirmed on screen.
The version number appears when each item has been successfully upgraded. Finally the main version number appears on screen.

# Turn off the AC power (Unplug the AC power cord). Take out the upgrading USB flash memory.
# Wait for about 20 seconds until the AC power supply is turned off.
# Now the software has been upgraded.
1) Do not take out and put in the USB flash memory during formatting.
2) It takes about one minute for the rewriting to complete.
Please confirm the upgrade status on the screen becomes 100%.
3) The AC power supply of the set is left for about 20 seconds until off (The AC outlet is pulled out) after the upgrade is completed.