What is the proper procedure for updating the Firmware on the FL900 from FSData Desktop?

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Published Date 07/14/2020
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What is the proper procedure for updating the Firmware on the FL900 from FSData Desktop?
Summary
Updating the Firmware on the FL900 using FSData Desktop.
Answer
  1. Connect your computer to the Logger.
  2. Download all the data you do not want to erase.  See "Downloading data from an FL900."
  3. Save the FL900 program if you want to keep it.  See "Saving a Program to a file on the FL900."  NOTE:  Usually, FSData Desktop saves program and rewrites it to the FL900 after the Firmware is updated.  However, to be safe, save the program before updating the firmware.
  4. On the top left, there is a Hach Logo and then "FSData Desktop".  To the right of that is a small triangle.  Click on it.
  5. A box will come up.  On the left near the bottom is "Instrument Tools."  Click on it.
  6. This will take you to a page that has 3 Buttons.  Click on the button that says "Firmware Update."
  7. A box will come up with the following information:
    • Current Firmware version on FL900 logger, for example "Current Version 1.10."
    • The Firmware version on your computer that will be written to the FL900 logger.  If you need a newer version, you can download it from HachFlow.com. (See "Downloading Firmware for the FL900").
    • The location on your computer where the new Firmware file is located.
    • A warning reminding you that you are about to DELETE THE PROGRAM AND ALL DATA currently on the logger.
  8. If you are ready to update the Firmware, click on "Update."  A box will come up warning that you are about to erase everything on the logger.  Click "Yes."
  9. Wait.  This takes 3-5 minutes.
  10. If it takes a lot longer than 5 minutes (say, 15 minutes), remove power to the logger and start over.
    • First the new Firmware will be written to the FL900
    • Then the FL900 will be rebooted.
  11. When finished a, a box will come up that says "The firmware update completed successfully."
  12. You have now updated the Firmware on the FL900.

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