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  1. #11
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Yes, confirmed correct firmware update. But not sure what you mean hold to left, as the switch doesn’t go beyond the OFF position. Thanks


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  2. #12
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Try this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Not sure if this is relevant to this make/model, but on Canon body, I was able to reset things by doing the following: 1. Switch off, 2. remove battery and card 3. switch on 4. Hold down the shutter for at least 15 seconds 5. switch off 6. re-instal battery and card 7. switch on and keep your fingers crossed.
    It worked for me and cleared unusual issues I was having with it.
    This was apparently a suggestion from a technician in one of their factories and was not widely known in the public domain. It makes you wonder if this is what they do when people send their cameras in for a repair costing a fortune

    From here, post # 14.

    https://nikonites.com/photography-q-...tml#post751048
    Last edited by Needa; 06-03-2021 at 11:52 AM.
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  3. #13
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Quote Originally Posted by emtoloza View Post
    Hello! My D3200 had been sitting on the shelf for a long while, as I’ve been using my D5100 most of the time! But I put a fully charged battery into the D3200. Then took a newly-formatted SD card (64 mb SanDisk) and transferred the new firmware .bin file extracted from the .exe file from the Nikon Download Center. Placed the SD card into the D3200. Went to the Setup Menu to the Firmware Update tab. When I said OK to Update, the Update progress bar started. I briefly went to look for the filter size of my lens so that I could order a polarizer, but when I looked at the progress bar again, the screen was completely black, and the green LED was flashing. Thought it was part of the update process, but after several minutes, nothing changed. Turning the switch up top to Off didn’t stop the green LED from flashing. Taking out the battery did. Putting the battery back in and turning the switch back to On just started the green LED flashing again, but still completely black screen. Repeated this, but with removing SD card while camera was off, and still black screen and flashing green LED. Another search result said that “motherboard” may be “bricked” and can’t be fixed. Is this true? Or can I salvage the D3200?
    Did you use the in camera format?

  4. #14
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Yes, formatted SD card in the camera.

  5. #15
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Quote Originally Posted by Needa View Post
    Try this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Not sure if this is relevant to this make/model, but on Canon body, I was able to reset things by doing the following: 1. Switch off, 2. remove battery and card 3. switch on 4. Hold down the shutter for at least 15 seconds 5. switch off 6. re-instal battery and card 7. switch on and keep your fingers crossed.
    It worked for me and cleared unusual issues I was having with it.
    This was apparently a suggestion from a technician in one of their factories and was not widely known in the public domain. It makes you wonder if this is what they do when people send their cameras in for a repair costing a fortune
    From here, post # 14.

    https://nikonites.com/photography-q-...tml#post751048
    I did this with my first D7200 after the shutter button would no longer focus - I took photos during a snow storm, and the button must have gotten a little moisture down inside. Nothing I did could make it work. The body was fine using it in back button focus but not when using the shutter button to both focus and actuate the shutter.

    After I did this, the button now works as it should.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  6. #16
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    But in both of your situations, the camera was still functioning, just not the shutter button. My camera is not functioning at all! Not even coming on! Only the flashing green light.

  7. #17
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Quote Originally Posted by emtoloza View Post
    But in both of your situations, the camera was still functioning, just not the shutter button. My camera is not functioning at all! Not even coming on! Only the flashing green light.
    Have you tried it?
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  8. #18
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Yes, but the only thing that resulted was my fingers being crossed for a very long time! LOL! Still only flashing green light after I put the battery back in. Nothing else shows up in the screen, and cannot take a pic.

  9. #19
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Then maybe call Nikon and see if they can give you a ballpark estimate to repair it. Any chance the body is still under warranty?
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  10. #20
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    Re: New firmware update for the D3200

    Is the green light flashing with or without the card inserted?

    As a last effort I would try loading the file on a different card. If you have one something like a 4gb card (sometimes after a failed upgrade the system may not be able to read a large card)
    Remove the battery.
    Install the card.
    Install the battery.
    Attempt to turn on.

    There is no guarantee that a firmware upgrade will not brick a device. I have destroyed many circuit boards trying to update them on the job. (field unrelated to cameras) Sometimes there is a special boot card or sequence to try to recover but it often failed.

    Good luck.





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