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Firmware Upgrade Instructions From Version 5.2 to 5.4 for the Focus3D X

Quick Steps

Do this only with the guidance of a FARO Support Agent. This applies if you are upgrading from 5.2 or earlier versions of the Laser Scanner Focus3D X firmware to the 5.4 version of the firmware. You can upgrade to the latest version of the firmware directly from any older version of the firmware.

  1. Contact FARO Support to get a link to download the 5.3  and 5.4 firmware to the computer you use with your Focus3D X.
  2. Unzip the firmware file.
  3. Transfer 1_firmware.LsSetup From the Computer to the Focus3D.
  4. Transfer 2_firmware.LsSetup From the Computer to the Focus3D.
  5. Confirm Results.

Overview

If your firmware is version 5.2 or earlier, you must first upgrade to 5.3 before you upgrade to the 5.4 version of the firmware. If you do not upgrade to 5.3 prior to upgrading to the 5.4 version, the firmware will not install successfuylly and the Focus3D may not operate correctly. 


Focus3D X 130        Focus3D X 330
Caption: Focus3D X130 and Focus 3D X 330

Prepare

Please review this table before you begin to ensure your success.

Time to Complete This procedure may take up to 30 minutes and must not be interrupted or the upgrade may not work.
Skills Needed
  • Knowledge of Windows at the operating system level
  • General computer skills
Prerequisites
  • Internet connection
  • Computer you use with the Focus3D
  • Storage media for saving files, such as a flash drive
Supported Hardware FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D X 130/330
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Unzip the Firmware File

  1. When the download is complete, write down the number that appears after Rev in the .zip file name (x.x.x.xxxxx).
  2. Unzip the file to your desktop. The .zip file contains two files.
    1_firmware.LsSetup
    2_firmware.LsSetup
  3. Go to Transfer 1_firmware.LsSetup From the Computer to the Focus3D X to continue.

Transfer 1_firmware.LsSetup From the Computer to the Focus3D X

Ensure that your battery is fully charged before you begin, so that if there is a power outage the upgrade will not be interrupted.

  1. Take the SD card out of the Focus3D X and put it into your computer.
  2. Open the SD card with Windows Explorer. At the top level, there are at least two folders: Preview and Scans. You may also have an Updates folder. If it exists, delete it. Make sure that you do not use the existing Updates folder.
  3. Create a new Updates folder at the top level. Make sure you capitalize the U.
  4. Copy the 1_firmware.LsSetup file into the new Updates folder and rename the file to firmware.LsSetup.
  5. Remove the SD card from your computer using the Windows safe removal option, and put the SD card into the Focus3D X.
  6. On the Laser Scanner, go to Manage > Service > Firmware Update and press the Update button. The update runs, completing in about 5 to10 minutes. When the screen goes white, the Focus3D X reboots.
  7. After the reboot, take SD card out of the Laser Scanner and put it into your computer.
  8. Go to Transfer 2_firmware.LsSetup From the Computer to the Focus3D X to continue.

Transfer 2_firmware.LsSetup From the Computer to the Focus3D X

Delete the Updates folder. Make sure that you do not use the existing Updates folder.

  1. Create a new Updates folder at the top level. Make sure you capitalize the U.
  2. Copy 2_firmware.LsSetup into the new Updates folder and rename it to firmware.LsSetup.
  3. Remove the SD card from your computer using the Windows safe removal option, and put the SD card into the Focus3D.
  4. On the Laser Scanner, go to Manage > Service > Firmware Update and press the Update button. The update runs, completing in about 15 minutes. When it is finished, the Focus3D X reboots.
  5. Go to Confirm Results to continue.

Confirm Results

Check that the a 5.3 firmware version number appears.

  1. Go to Manage > General Settings > Scanner Details.
  2. Check that the Firmware Revision matches the number you wrote down in step 1 above.

See Also

 

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