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Orion TI-30XS MultiViewTM Scientific Calculator Upgrade Instructions

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American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.


2016/29/2

Introduction

There are three parts to the Orion Ti-30Xs 1.00.12 upgrade:

  1. Download the Software
  2. Upgrade the Software
  3. Upgrade the Audio database

The Software upgrade and the Audio upgrade are seperate procedures. Each stage of the upgrade is explained in the following related sections of this document. Please read each section carefully.

See What's New to read about what is fixed, changed, and added.

Requirements

The following items are required to perform the upgrade to the Orion TI-30XS Software:

Download the Software

Click on the firmware release file link Orion TI-30XS FF firmware upgrade package V01.00.12.zip to download the folder containing the necessary software to complete the upgrade.

After downloading the release file, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the folder on your computer where the file downloaded.
  2. Select the file and right click on it.
  3. Select Extract from the menu choices or press the Application key while the file is selected.
  4. Select Extract All from the context menu choices.
  5. Follow the provided steps to extract it to a folder of your choice.

When finished, the extracted folder should contain the Orion TI-30XS Release 1.00.12 folder.

The release folder should contain the following files:

Upgrade the Software

There are two device connection modes for the Orion TI-30XS: the Upgrade mode and the Charging mode (default mode). In order to perform the upgrade procedure, the Orion TI-30XS must be connected in the Upgrade Mode. This process is described in step 4 of the firmware upgrade procedure.

Firmware Upgrade Procedure

  1. Turn off the Orion TI-30XS calculator.
  2. Connect the Standard A end of the Standard A to Micro-B cable to the PC.
  3. Press and hold the A (Access) key on Orion TI-30XS and insert the Micro B end of the USB cable in the ORION TI-30XS USB slot.
  4. Note: If the USB cable is already connected, follow these steps:

    If this is a first-time connection of the calculator to the PC, the PC may install drivers. Wait for the driver installation to finish before continuing. You may need administration rights to install the drivers.

    The Upgrade Utility dialog box will display "Firmware upgrade" in the Upgrade mode field and the message "Device is connected in firmware upgrade mode. Browse a file for upgrade." (see Figure 1).



    Upgrade Utility screen shot 1

    Figure 1. Device is in Upgrade Mode

    If the device is connected in Upgrade mode, the Upgrade Utility dialogue box displays the Device Serial Number and Device Software Version at top of the window.

  5. Click on the Browse File button and select the software firmware file (e.g., "FF Target Software vxx.xx.xx.bin").
  6. The Upgrade Utility dialog box displays "Orion TI-30XS is connected" in the Device Status field and "Do you want to upgrade/downgrade/repair the device?" in the Message field (see Figure 2).



    Upgrade Utility screen shot 2

    Figure 2. Device is ready for Upgrade

  7. Click on the Upgrade button.
  8. The utility begins upgrading the device (see Figure 3).



    Upgrade Utility screen shot 3

    Figure 3. Upgrading the device

  9. Wait for the message "Device upgrade has been completed" in the Upgrade Utility dialog box (see Figure 4). Do not unplug the cable.


  10. Upgrade Utility screen shot 4

    Figure 4. Device upgrade has been completed successfully

    The Orion TI-30XS will announce "Device upgrade is completed successfully" when the Software Upgrade is complete. The TIL-30XS restarts and announces the "Turn On" tone if the unit is On or "Charger connected" if the unit is Off.

    Pro cede to the next section to upgrade the Audio Database.

Upgrade Orion TI-30XS Audio Database

The Audio upgrade is a seperate procedure from the Software upgrade. To perform the Audio upgrade, follow the steps below.

  1. To enter the Audio Upgrade mode, reset the device using the Clear and On keys of the calculator.
  2. The Orion TI-30Xs Upgrade Utility dialog box will display the message "Device is connected in audio upgrade mode. Browse a file for update." (see Figure 5).



    Upgrade Utility screen shot 5

    Figure 5. Device is in Audio Upgrade Mode

  3. Click the Browse File button and select the audio firmware file (e.g., "Audio database Vxx.xx.xx.bin").
  4. If the correct file is selected, the Upgrade Utility dialog box displays "Orion TI-30XS is connected" in the Device Status field and "Do you want to upgrade/downgrade/repair the device?" in the Message field (see Figure 6).



    Upgrade Utility screen shot 6

    Figure 6. Device is ready for Audio Upgrade

  5. Click on the Upgrade button.
  6. The utility begins upgrading the device (see Figure 7).



    Audio Upgrade Utility screen shot 7

    Figure 7. Upgrading the device

  7. Wait for the message "Audio upgrade completed" in the Upgrade Utility dialog box (see Figure 8). Do not unplug the cable.


  8. Upgrade Utility screen shot 8

    Figure 8. Audio upgrade has been completed successfully

  9. After completion of audio upgrade, click on the Close button to close the Upgrade Utility dialog box.
  10. Unplug the USB cable from the device.

The upgrade process is complete and the device is ready for use.

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