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How to Update Printer or MFP Firmware Using a USB Thumb or Flash Drive (August 2020)

Document ID:HO3453

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Affected Products:

Single-Function: All Lexmark Color and Mono SFP Products 

Multifunction: All Lexmark Color and Mono MFP Products 

 

Overview:

This article explains how to perform a USB flash/thumb drive firmware update. Please use the section that corresponds to your generation of device.

  • 2016 - 2020+ Generation
  • 2012 - 2014 Generation
  • 2010 Generation
  • 2008 Generation
     

Requirements:

  • Firmware Update File (*.fls file)
  • The printer must be in a Ready state to update the firmware.
  • This update option only applies to printer models with a front USB port.

 

2010 - 2020 Lexmark MFP / SFP Series:

  1. Insert USB flash drive. (FAT32 format)

    Note: Newer versions of firmware on certain models may support NTFS format of the flash drive.
     
  2. Go to the Home Screen of the control panel.
     
  3. Go to USB Drive.

    Note: On some smaller screen devices, after going to "USB Drive" the user will see a "Scan from USB" and "Print from USB" option. Select "Print from USB" before proceeding to Step 4 below.
     
  4. Find and select the firmware update file (*.fls file).
     
  5. Select Update Code.

    Note: Do not turn off the printer while the update is going on.
     
  6. Upon successful completion of the firmware update, the device will automatically reboot. 

 

2008 Lexmark SFP Series:

4-Line APA Panel Instructions

  1. Insert the USB flash drive (FAT32 format)
     
  2. Device will display the USB Menu with a listing of the flash drive's file contents. 
     
  3. Press until the appropriate .fls file is selected. 
     
  4. Press the  button to select this file.
     
  5. Update and Do Not Update appears on the LCD. If you need to abort the update, press and select Do Not Update.
     
  6. To update the firmware select Update.

    Note: Do not turn off the printer while the update is going on.
     
  7. Upon successful completion of the firmware update, the device will automatically reboot.

  

2008 Lexmark MFP Series:

  1. Insert the USB flash drive (formatted to FAT32).
     
  2. Press the USB Drive button () when it appears.
     
  3. Pressor  until the firmware file is located.
     
  4. Press  (the Select button) next to the file. Click here for image.
     
  5. Press Update Firmware. Click here for image.

    Note: Do not turn off the printer while the update is going on.

     
  6. Upon successful completion of the firmware update, the device will automatially reboot.

 

Additional Information:

If the USB flash drive is not recognized, check that the drive is formatted to FAT32 format.

If the firmware update fails, recopy the firmware update file (*.fls) to the flash drive, or download the file again.

 

Still Need Help?

Have the following available when calling Lexmark Technical Support;

  • Printer model(s)
  • Printer serial number
  • Firmware version

 



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