How to update firmware on Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS (Nexus) tabletop digital DJ turntable

Guide for updating firmware on Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS (Nexus) Multiplayer digital DJ turntable.

 Posted January 7, 2017

 
This guide is for updating the firmware on the Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS only.

For information on updating similar devices: Pioneer CDJ-2000, Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2.

1. Check if your CDJ-2000NXS requires a firmware update.

  • Power on the CDJ-2000NXS (button located on back of device, at the right)
  • Press and hold the Menu/Utility button until the Utility screen appears.
  • Scroll down to “VERSION No.” by turning Rotary knob clockwise.
  • Compare against the most recent firmware version number in Step 2.

Note: Firmware version is also visible in bottom right of CDJ-2000NXS screen while it powers on.

2. Download the most recent firmware version from Pioneer

3. Extract (unzip) the firmware file

  • Unzip the downloaded file (eg. CDJ2000NXS_v140.zip) to get the actual firmware update file with the following name:
    C2KNXS.UPD

4. Copy the C2KNXS.UPD file onto a USB drive

  • USB drive must be formatted in FAT or FAT32 (mass storage class)
  • Do not change the name of the extracted file (C2KNXS.UPD)

5. Power off the CDJ, disconnect devices and remove media

  • Power off the CDJ-2000NXS (button is on rear right of device)
  • Ensure no devices are connected (ie. no USB memory, no SD card, no LINK, no computer)
  • Ensure no disc/CD is loaded

6. Power on CDJ while holding USB and Exit/Reloop buttons

  • Power on the CDJ-2000NXS while holding down the USB and Exit/Reloop buttons.
  • Continue holding both buttons (USB and Exit/Reloop) until the message “Connect the USB storage device to the USB port” appears on the CDJ screen.

7. Insert the USB device (from Step 3) into the CDJ

  • Insert USB device containing firmware update (from Step 3) into the CDJ-2000NXS
  • The update process will begin and a progress bar will be displayed on the screen.
  • Update will take approximately 2 minutes.
  • Once complete, the following message will appear:
    “Firmware update is completed. Turn the power off before using.”

Note: If you already have the most recent version, no update will take place.

8. Power off the CDJ again and remove the USB drive

  • Power off the CDJ-2000NXS again (button is on rear right of device)
  • Remove the USB drive containing the firmware update from the device.

Repeat process for any additional CDJ-2000NXS units you have.

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