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ICD-UX512F (JE)/UX513F (JE) Firmware Update Program Download Service
November 25, 2010
Sony Corporation
Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.
Sony Customer Service (Japan) Inc.

For owners of IC Recorder ICD-UX512F (JE)/UX513F (JE), we offer gICD-UX512F (JE)/UX513F (JE) firmware update programh download service.

We provide the firmware update to the latest version 1.02 for the firmware of ICD- UX512F (JE)/UX513F (JE).
Please read carefully the following instructions and update the firmware accordingly.

[Target product]

The followings are the target product of this service, whose firmware version should be equal to 1.01.

[Target product]
- ICD-UX512F (JE)/UX513F (JE)

[Fixed symptoms]

When customers try to charge the Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) rechargeable battery with the above products, charging may stop halfway depending on the charging status, and the battery may not be fully charged even when the full charge indicator FULL appears.
This symptom will be fixed with this firmware update.

[How to confirm the Model and the Firmware version]

The followings are the target products of this service, 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 product]
- 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.)

[Target PC environments]

* OS
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 )
64 bit versions of Windows XP are not supported.
* Hardware requirements
Port: USB port

#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.

[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.

[Download procedure]

Please follow the steps below to download the program.

  1. Download the firmware update program to your computer by clicking [I accept] which appears at the end of this page. Then, the file download will be started. 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 gICDUXx1x_V102.ziph 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 gGet Infoh 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.

    (In case you are using Windows XP /Windows Vista /Windows 7 computer)

    1. Right-click the file gICDUXx1x_V102.ziph and click [Extract All].
    2. The file gICDUXx1x_V102.ziph is open and is displayed. Confirm that the below file is in it. This file is the firmware update program.


      * Depending on your computer configurations, the file extension g.UPGh in the filename gICDUXx1x.UPGh may not be displayed.


    (For Mac OS X)

    1. Double-click the downloaded file gICDUXx1x_V102.zip.h
    2. Confirm that the file is extracted and the file gICDUXx1x.UPGh is created on computer desktop. This file is the firmware update program.


      * Depending on your computer configurations, the file extension g.UPGh in the filename gICDUXx1x.UPGh 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 (filename: ICDUXx1x.UPG), which you have extracted as described in the section [Download procedure], to the root directory that is located immediately below gIC RECORDERh on the computer.

    * Depending on your computer configurations, the file extension g.UPGh in the filename gICDUXx1x.UPGh may not be displayed.

    * The The above picture shows Windows Vista 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
    (Update screen)

[Errors during update]

* In case the IC recorder displays as gLow battery power to Updateh

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.

* In case the IC recorder displays as gMemory Fullh

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 with the steps described in the section [How to confirm the Model and the Firmware version].
The update program installation is succeeded when g1.02h is shown in the display window.

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