Firmware Update

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the Cyber-shot® camera's firmware to version 02 and resolves an issue where the recorded time may show as 0:** when the camera is in Playback mode and the date format is set to D-M-Y.
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
DSC-W650
Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Determine Whether or Not this Firmware Update is Needed for Your Camera

This update is only for DSC-W630 and DSC-W650 Cyber-shot cameras with firmware version 01. If your firmware version is not 01, your camera does not need this update.


Checking the version of your firmware:

  1. Simultaneously push the Zoom T button and the Playback button to power on the camera.
  2. Press the Menu button and then select Settings
  3. On the Main Settings menu, go to the last page and verify that the version is 01.

    If the version number is not 01, your camera does not need this update.
  4. Power off the camera.
Important Notes
  • WARNING!! This firmware update is only for use with Sony® DSC-W630 and DSC-W650 Cyber-shot cameras. Do not install this update on any other models.
  • This update requires a computer with one of the following operating systems installed:
    • Windows® 8
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista® (with service pack 2)
    • Windows XP (with service pack 3)
    • Mac OS X 10.4 (or later)
  • This update requires a blank, formatted, compatible Memory Stick Duo™ or SD memory card.
  • Before performing this update make sure that the camera battery is fully charged.
  • Updating the firmware returns all settings to their factory defaults. You will need to redo your personal settings after performing the update.
  • The steps to install the firmware update are the same whether you are using Memory Stick Duo media or an SD memory card.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the DSCW650630V6_svc02.zip file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
    Note: The file to download is the same for both DSC-W630 and DSC-W650 cameras. Use the DSCW650630V6_svc02.zip file to update the firmware of either.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file:
    • Using Windows 7/Vista operating system:
      1. Right-click the DSCW650630V6_svc02.zip file.
      2. Click "Extract All".
      3. At the "Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders" window, click "Extract".
      The DSCW650630V6_svc02 folder will be created on your computer desktop.
    • Using Windows XP operating system:
      1. Right-click the DSCW650630V6_svc02.zip file.
      2. Click "Extract All".
      3. At the "Welcome to the Compressed (zipped) Folders Extraction Wizard" window, click "Next".
      4. Click "Next".
      5. Click "Finish".
      The DSCW650630V6_svc02 folder will be created on your computer desktop.
    • Using Mac OS:

      Double-click the DSCW650630V6_svc02.zip file. The DSCW650630V6_svc02 folder will be created on your computer desktop.

    Note: The unzipped DSCW650630V6_svc02 folder contains the following update file:
    • SONYDSCF_DSCW650630V6_svc02.ASH
    The SONYDSCF_DSCW650630V6_svc02.ASH file is the same for both DSC-W630 and DSC-W650 cameras. Use the SONYDSCF_DSCW650630V6_svc02.ASH file to update the firmware of either camera.
  3. Prepare the recording media:

    Prepare a formatted memory card. For details about how to format it, please see the Operating Instructions of your camera.

    Notes:
    • Please use a memory card that has been formatted by your digital camera.
      Note: For Memory Stick media, you can use the Sony Memory Stick Formatter software (Windows operating systems only).
    • We do not recommend formatting the memory card with a computer, as the camera may not recognize the memory card, depending on the file system for which it's formatted.
    • WARNING!! Formatting the memory card will erase all pictures and other data on the card.
    • IMPORTANT: The firmware update may fail if the memory card contains other files as well as the update file. You should always use a memory card that has just been formatted.
  4. Copy the update file to the memory card using one of the following methods:
    • If your computer has a card slot that is compatible with your recording media, or if you have a card reader that is compatible with your recording media:
      1. Insert the camera-formatted memory card into the card slot of your computer or card reader.
      2. Open the DSCW650630V6_svc02 folder on your computer desktop then drag and drop the update files and folders to the root folder of the memory card.
        IMPORTANT: Do not create a folder on the memory card. Drag and drop the update files and folders directly to the root folder of the memory card.
    • If your computer does not have a card slot that is compatible with your recording media:
      1. Insert a formatted memory card in your camera.
      2. Connect your camera to your computer.
      3. Open the DSCW650630V6_svc02 folder on your computer desktop then drag and drop the update files and folders to the root folder of the memory card.
        IMPORTANT: Do not create a folder on the memory card. Drag and drop the update files and folders directly to the root folder of the memory card.
      Note: See your camera's Operating Instructions for more details about how to connect your camera to a computer and how to copy to the memory card.
  5. Update the firmware:
    1. Maker sure that the camera is powered off.
    2. Insert the memory card with the update files into the memory card slot on the camera.
      IMPORTANT: Make sure the camera battery is fully charged before performing the update.
    3. Simultaneously push the Zoom T button and the Playback button to power on the camera.
    4. Press the Menu button and then select Settings
    5. On the Main Settings menu, go to the last page and select Version.
    6. On the Version screen, make sure that the Current Version is 01 and the New Version is 02, and then select OK.
    7. At the confirmation screen select OK and the update will start.

      WARNING!! Do not power off the camera while the update is in progress.
    8. The update takes about two minutes to complete.
    9. When the Finished screen is displayed, select OK.

      Note: The camera will automatically restart and the initial set up screen (starting with date and time) will be displayed.
Confirm the Successful Update (optional)
  1. Make sure the camera is powered off.
  2. Simultaneously push the Zoom T button and the Playback button to power on the camera.
  3. Press the Menu button and then select Settings
  4. On the Main Settings menu, go to the last page and verify that the version is 02.

    If the version number is not 02, please re-download the file and perform the update process again.
Download
DSCW650630V6_svc02.zip  (18.34 MB)

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DSCW650630V6_svc02.zip
Date: 3/30/2012
Version: 02
Size: 18.34 MB
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