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Firmware Update

[DJM-S3] Firmware Update Guide

DJM-S3 Mixer

A. How to check the current Firmware Version of DJM-S3

  1. Connect DJM-S3 to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Launch the Settings Utility
    For Windows:
    [Start] menu > [All Programs] > [Pioneer] -> [DJM-S3] -> [DJM-S3 Settings Utility]

    For Mac OS:
    [Application] > [Pioneer] > [DJM-S3] > [DJM-S3 Settings Utility]

  3. Check the Firmware Version in the Settings Utility
    The firmware version is displayed in the [About] tab.
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B. Check the downloaded file 

  1. . Unzip the downloaded file.

    For Windows:
    Save the downloaded file [DJM-S3_vxxx_Win.zip] to an arbitrary directory such as desk top and unzip it.

    For Mac OS:
    Save the downloaded file [DJM-S3_vxxx_Mac.dmg] to an arbitrary directory such as desk top and double click to mount it.

  2. Check the unzipped file.
    For Windows:
    The [DJM-S3_vxxx_Win] folder is generated when the file is unzipped. Please ensure the following files are included in the folder. [DJM-S3_vxxx.exe]

    For Mac OS:
    The [DJM-S3_vxxx_Mac] folder is generated when the file is extracted. Please ensure the following files are included in the folder. [DJM-S3_vxxx.app]

    ✓ xxx is numeric characters of the new firmware version.
    ✓ Depending on your computer settings, the extension such as .exe or .app may not be displayed.

C. Preparation for updating DJM-S3

  1. . Connect DJM-S3 and a computer.
    Connect DJM-S3 to your computer using a USB cable.

  2. Start the update mode.
    Press the power button while pressing the [FILTER] button and the [CH1 CUE] button.
    When the update mode started, 12dB on the MASTER level indicator starts blinking.
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D. Updating the firmware using a computer.

  1. Updating procedures.
    Before updating, close all the applications running on the computer.

    <STEP1> Start the update program.
    For Windows:
    Double click [DJM-S3_vxxx.exe] to activate the update file.

    For Mac OS:
    Double click [DJM-S3_vxxx.app] to activate the update file.

    <STEP2> Select a language.
    Select the language you want to use and click on [OK].
    Screenshot_2022-01-10_at_10.10.57.png
    ・Please refer to “Tips: When [Your DJM-250 is not recognized] is shown” in a later section if the same message is popped up after clicking “OK”.

    <STEP3> Check the firmware version.
    After ensuring the firmware version, click on the [Start] button.
    Ensure that the power cable and the USB cable are securely connected to the DJM-S3 during the update.
    Please make sure to use an AC adaptor to power your laptop during updating the firmware.
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    The updating process starts.
    Please wait until the progress bar reaches to the right end.
    Approximately 30 seconds is required for updating.
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    <STEP4> Complete the updating process.
    When the firmware update process is complete and the message below appears, click on the [OK] button.
    Screenshot_2022-01-10_at_10.15.46.png
    After the update process finished, the DJM-S3 is ready to use.

E. Check the firmware version

Check the firmware version of the DJM-S3 as described in [A. How to check the current Firmware Version of DJM-S3].
The firmware update is successfully completed when you find the version you wanted in the Settings Utility.
If not, turn off the power of the DJM-S3 and try [D. Updating the firmware using a computer] again.

Tips: How to cope with abnormal termination

If you fail to update and the following message appears, turn off the power of the DJM-S3 and start from the beginning of the above Updating Procedures.

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Tips: When [Your DJM-S3 is not recognized] is shown

When the following message appears after selecting a language, please follow the instructions in the message.
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