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I have a Nikon D700 with a firmware level of 1.00A and B.

I want to update this.

I have Memory card reader. I've inserted a card in the reader and formatted it.

I have downloaded the current firmware 1.04/1.03 and added the bin file to the memory card.

When I plug the card back in the camera, and return to the Firmware version menu, I do not see the update option..

I must be missing something... Any ideas welcome.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Is the bin file in the root directory of the card? \$\endgroup\$ Jun 6, 2014 at 13:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ Format the card with the in-camera option, not a computer \$\endgroup\$ Jun 6, 2014 at 14:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ I got it! I had an MC-36 remote connected. When I unplugged that, I could format and now I'm updating.. Thanks for the help!! \$\endgroup\$
    – ICL1901
    Jun 6, 2014 at 14:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Wow, that's a weird one. Waaaaay down the list of things I would have suggested. Happy updating! \$\endgroup\$ Jun 6, 2014 at 14:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Feel free to post your solution as an answer and accept it. It may be of use to others in the future. \$\endgroup\$
    – AJ Henderson
    Jun 6, 2014 at 15:56

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OK. so I tried everything to format the card, copy the firmware, and update the camera.

It turns out that I had a MC-36 remote control connected. When I detached the remote, I could format the card from the camera, and I could update the firmware. Thanks to all for getting my thinking focused.

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