I received my A77 last night which I had ordered through the SonyCentre website. £899 Body only
which seemed a bargain compared to the other prices I had seen. Strangely priced differ from sony centre to sony centre? Within half an hours use I was devastated to see the deathly black screen. The menu buttons wouldnt work and the camera had to be re-set using the commands that I had found on a forum.
1. Turn off A77.
2. Take out battery.
3. Insert battery again.
4. Turn a77 on
5. Press these 3 buttons Menu+Movie+Playback simultaneously
6. Turn camera off without realising buttons
7. Turn camera on, Alpha logo should appears, count to 5 and release buttons.
This worked and the camera has been fine this morning.
I simply cannot understand why I am unable to download the new firmware when it seems it is getting shipped with other new cameras.
I have firmware 1.02 and the camera has been manufactured in Thailand.
How long must I wait before my new camera works properly?
Come on SONY make available 1.03 for the public to upgrade to a working firmware.