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How to un-brick a Samsung HMX-W300?

by russfletcher / February 26, 2013 4:47 AM PST

I recently downloaded the latest manual for my HMX-W300 and spotted the Firmware section. I upgraded using the November 2011 firmware using the SD card method. and only spotted afterwards that it was a much earlier version of the one previously installed. It bricked it and it won't switch on. Tried everthing, including battery removal.

Any ideas ? It is a 30 fps US version. Samsung said I need a new main card!! Unfortunatly, it is well out of warranty. I can get the previous firmware version from Samsung but can;t load it. Is there a boot loader mode? Tried all the normal button combos

Samsung have since listed the correct firmware on their sites (US and UK), But the file is not linked (typical) so don't bother trying it!!



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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 5:21 AM PST
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by russfletcher / February 26, 2013 6:00 PM PST
In reply to: Ouch.

Many thanks for the input. Using your link I see that a replacement pcb is $84
At that price I think I will keep it for spares.

The reason I had a go at the firmware was that the 30 fps version could not be edited with my other 25 fps kit. I am in the UK. I have already replaced it with a 25 fps unit that has the same case,battery,LCD e.t.c

Again, thanks


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