Originally Posted by nakelp86
I would love to flash the firmware but Im a big chicken, dont want to trash the camera
I understand the concern, but I really think your fear is overstated. The process is no different from resetting the date, other than the need to copy a different file to the flash card, and deleting it when done.
I think the problems some people have mentioned here might be related to pressing the buttons for too long or too quickly after powering up the camera to flash in the firmware. Just about all that have manged to hang up after the flashing have been revived.