Chapter 3. Maintaining, Upgrading, and Troubleshooting Your Flip

In This Chapter

  • Upgrading your Flip's firmware and FlipShare

  • Tackling Flip camera troubles

  • Plugging in to better power and battery practices

  • Solving FlipShare program problems

  • Understanding online sharing sticklers

  • Erasing your Flip and restoring setup files

What good is a book all about a high-tech gadget if there isn't at least one mainly technical chapter to satisfy the inner geek in most of us? If finding solutions to remedy when not-so-great things happen to otherwise well-behaved gadgets like your Flip and the FlipShare program you run on your computer, you've come to the right place.

Maintaining, Upgrading, and Troubleshooting Your Flip

In this chapter, you find the no-frills rundown on updating your Flip camera's internal, hard-wired software (or firmware) and making sure that the FlipShare program you run on your Mac or PC is the very latest version available. (FlipShare provides the basic tools you use to manage and edit videos that you capture and then copy to your computer.) And stay tuned for explanations and answers for many common questions when your Flip or the FlipShare program isn't working the way it's supposed to, as well as a few tips about rechargeable batteries and disposable battery options.

So pack your shirt pocket with your pen holder, secure that broken bow to your eyeglasses with a few good turns of Scotch tape, grab your Jolt Cola, and let's get techie. ...

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