Pen upgrade instructions
How to upgrade – step by step
The .exe file in the recently downloaded zip file shall be disregarded.
1. Download and open zip file
Open the zip file.
The files to be copied onto the ExamReader/ReaderPen in the upcoming steps are located in fw_files folder as referred to in the video.
The files (size and names) and the number of iterations required to complete the upgrade is slightly different and depends on upgrade version and pen model – but the process is always the same.
2. Copy upgrade files to the pen
Connect your pen to your computer USB port.
Select U-disk on ReaderPen screen and press OK button and ReaderPen will show up as a disk on your computer. If it does not appear, check File Manager (Windows) or Finder (MAC).
Power on and navigate to Settings\System Information\Version and press MENU button. Now, ExamReader will show up as a disk on your computer. If it does not appear, check File Manager (Windows) or Finder (MAC).
Copy the file fw_files\step1\sysdict.BIN + updatesys_7.0.xxx.BIN to the pen drive.
The procedure is shown 20 seconds into the video.
3. Upgrade the pen
When the files are copied to the pen, detach the pen from the computer by clicking Eject (40 seconds into the video).
Navigate to Settings\Software upgrade and select to do the upgrade.
Press OK button rapidly three (3) times. This will trigger upgrade.
4. Repeat step 2 and 3
The zip file folder fw_files have more subfolders, named step2, step3, etc. which each contain a file named sysdict.bin.
Repeat step 2 & 3 above copying using files in subfolders fw_files\step2\sysdict.BIN, fw_files\step3\sysdict.BIN, etc. until all subfolders/sysdict files are processed.