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How to Update Insignia Blu-Ray Firmware

Updated on December 26, 2016
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Update your Insignia Blu-ray player's firmware to resolve compatibility problems with other devices, internal software problems and add new functionality.
Update your Insignia Blu-ray player's firmware to resolve compatibility problems with other devices, internal software problems and add new functionality. | Source

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  1. Plug a flash drive that is at least 1 gigabyte in size into an available USB port on a computer.
  2. Click the Windows Orb on the Windows taskbar and then click "Computer."
  3. Double-click the name of your flash drive beneath Devices with Removable Storage.
  4. Copy any files that you don't want to delete from the flash drive off of the flash drive and place them in a safe location on your computer. You will only need to leave these files in this location until after you update your Insignia Blu-ray player's firmware.
  5. Navigate back to the Computer window when you're done relocating any files you don't want to delete and then right-click the name of the flash drive beneath Devices with Removable Storage.
  6. Click "Format."
  7. Click the drop-down arrow beneath "File system" and then select "FAT32."
  8. Click to uncheck the Quick Format box if it's checked and then click "Start."
  9. Click "OK" when the Format Completed message dialog box appears on the screen.
  10. Close the Computer window.
  11. Open your Web browser and navigate to the Insignia Product Support page and search for your specific Insignia Blu-ray player.
  12. Click the "Support/Downloads" tab and then click the firmware download beneath Drivers, Firmware and Software and save the firmware update file to your flash drive.
  13. Navigate back to the Computer window and then right-click the icon for your flash drive beneath Devices with Removable Storage to open a context menu. Click "Eject." Disconnect the flash drive from your computer after the icon disappears.
  14. Turn on the Insignia Blu-ray player and ensure any disc inside the Insignia Blu-ray player is removed, then turn the Blu-ray player off.
  15. Connect the flash drive to an available USB port on the Ingisnia Blu-ray player.
  16. Turn on the Insignia Blu-ray player. A screen appears displaying your Insignia Blu-ray player's model, its current firmware version and the firmware update version on the flash drive.
  17. Highlight "OK" and then press "Enter" to begin installing the firmware update. A timer appears on the screen detailing how much time is left before the firmware update installation is complete. A screen appears prompting you to remove the flash drive from the Insignia Blu-ray player to complete the installation.
  18. Disconnect the flash drive from the Insignia Blu-ray player. The Blu-ray player automatically reboots and you can continue using the player as you normally would.

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