Updating Bio-Rad PCR Firmware


I need help upgrading a PCR machine in the lab

The Bio-Rad machine does not recognize the upgrade file on the USB


  • Bio-Rad polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine


Compressed file not in expected location on USB drive


  1. Download the update file from Bio-Rad web site
  2. Right-click the downloaded file and click Extract All...
  3. Check Show extracted files when complete
  4. Click Extract
  5. Double-click to open the extracted folder
  6. Copy the zip file to a USB drive
    Note: This zip file cannot be within a folder on the USB drive
  7. Insert the USB drive into the PCR unit
  8. Follow upgrade instructions in extracted folder

Please contact the Service Desk if you would like further assistance


Article ID: 6539
Thu 7/29/21 12:36 PM
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