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Silhouette Portrait 3 Overview

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The Portrait 3 model series provides a one-touch firmware update experience.

To verify your firmware is up to date:

  1. Install the latest version of Silhouette Studio 
  2. Open Silhouette Studio
  3. Go to the SEND menu panel
  4. Plug the power cable into the Portrait 3 machine and power on
  5. Connect the Portrait 3 to your computer with the USB cable provided
  6. Click on the "Silhouette Devices" icon and selecting the Portrait machine showing a USB symbol and "Available"
  7. You can verify your firmware version in this menu by noting the numbers to the right of the device
  8. Once selected, the Portrait 3 will connect and determine if you need a firmware update.
  9. Click "Update Now" if prompted.

Do not disconnect or turn off your machine while updating. The software will say "Ready" when the update is complete. 

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