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EC4.1 'Base=.P454, Engine=.E402' Firmware Release Notes and Firmware Availability for the Lexmark CS310 (October 2014)

Document ID:RE187
01/14/14 Properties  


Firmware fixes


Firmware release notes (October 2014)

Version and download file information

Firmware updates enhance the performance of existing features, add new features and/or address issues found on our product(s).

 Printer Download File Filename(s) Latest Firmware Code Level
Lexmark CS310n/dn Single function color laser with 2-line display.
  • LW41.VY.P454.voy2Lgr.FDN.VY.E402.armvye_dbg.fls
  • Lexmark_CS310_P454_FWUpdate.exe*

*This Windows utility automates the firmware flash procedure if an active network connection is available between client and printer. 

  • Printer Revision (Base): LW41.VYL.P454
  • Engine Revision: FDN.VY.E402

NOTE: Firmware updates may modify printer settings and cause counterfeit and/or unauthorized products, supplies, parts, materials (such as toner and ink), software, or interfaces to stop working. Authorized use of genuine products will not be affected.




Firmware availability

Firmware file...
Standard base models


See update methods below for firmware update instructions.

Firmware package contents: 

  • FWU.exe – Automatic Windows update 
  • Base.engine.fls – Alternative file for other OSes or USB flash drive 
  • PrinterFileLoader – Firmware utility for Macintosh users
  • Update ReadMe (.pdf)
  • Release notes (.txt)

Note: Macintosh users will require the PrinterFileLoader application to send the .fls file to the printer.


DLE*-equipped models:
  • Font or barcode
  • Prescribe
  • IPDS

Contact Lexmark Technical Support

 *Downloadable language emulator


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Current EC4.1 Release Notes

  Benefits and features:

  • Improved memory management in specific low memory conditions
  • Addressed Openssl CVE-2014-0224 SSL/TLS MITM vulnerability
  • Addressed the OpenSSL security issues CVE-2014-3511, CVE-2014-5139 & CVE-2014-3509
  • Changed name of Lexmark Mobile Direct to Direct Mobile Print


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Release history

NOTE: Firmware updates are cumulative, so items listed below are also addressed with the latest firmware available.

EC4.05 (June 2014)

Base: LW40.VYL.P439

Addressed an issue that could lead to a 950.01 NVRAM Mismatch error when upgrading a device directly from EC0 firmware (initial start-of-production release) to EC4 (.P436) firmware

EC4 release notes

EC4 Base: LW40.VYL.P436

Functional Enhancements
Increased Address Book & Internal Accounts entries from 250 to 750
Added Lexmark Mobile Direct support
Made several enhancements in VCC (Configuration Files) support
Improved Managed Print Services data tracking capabilities

Field Issues, Fixes and Other Improvements:

  • Addressed the OpenSSL Security issue: TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160)
  • Addressed an issue that could cause devices to drop off the network when waking from sleep mode
  • Allow user to continue to the Ready state when unsupported supplies are installed (but still does not allow user to print with unsupported supplies)
  • Made various user interface improvements on the operator panel/screen
  • Made minor enhancements to the EWS (embedded web server) interface
  • Addressed several issues that could lead to diverse 900.xx errors (e.g., 900.00, 900.12, 900.30, 900.36, 900.40, 900.43, 900.46 errors)
  • Fixed some issues of devices not printing correct output with certain PCL5 & PCL-XL print jobs
  • Fixed some issues of devices printing incorrect output or error pages with certain PDF or Postscript print jobs
  • Addressed multiple translation issues
  • Addressed some SNMP inconsistencies
  • Improved memory management in specific low memory conditions
  • Addressed some minor issues with the Device Statistics page
  • Addressed some minor issues with the Job Accounting log
  • Addressed some issues that could lead to the device hanging intermittently
  • Addressed an issue that could lead to a hang when printing from USB thumbdrive
  • Fixed a minor tray linking issue
  • Made accessibility updates
  • Extended GARP/ARP Probe support
  • Fixed a wireless connection issue when using 802.1x and PEAP authentication
  • Enhanced support for OMNIKEY 5427 badge readers
  • Removed the "Enable Time to Hibernate" screen from the Initial Setup process
  • Changed default Hibernate setting from "Disabled" to "3 days" for certification purposes (Note that "Hibernate on Connection" default setting is still "Do Not Hibernate.")
  • Changed default Sleep timeout to 20 minutes (for certification purposes)
  • Addressed an issue that could lead to differences in supplies levels reported by SNMP and on the EWS

Field Service related enhancements:

  • Made error logging improvements in device history pages and event log
  • Added support for GZIP Log link from EWS SE page on non-disk models
  • Corrected an issue in which the device page count could increment incorrectly when replacing system cards and then rebooting directly into the Diagnostics menu


Engine: FDN.VY.E402 (Changes in Printer Firmware since FDN.VY.E305)

Field Issues and Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing 32.52 cartridge errors (.E402)
  • Fixed an issue causing 600 DPI calibration failure due to banding (.E401)
  • Fixed 914.81 engine errors related to new supplies security enhancements (.E401)
  • Fixed 913.11 engine errors after watchdog resets (.E401)
  • Added ability to read ITU rev counts via postscript command (.E400)
  • Fixed a bug causing bad fusegrade (.E400)
  • 2nd transfer turn-on is now controlled by the image position, rather than the paper position (.E400)
  • Added extra debug to attempt to trap 32.52 unsupported cartridge errors (.E400)
  • Implemented fan "kick start" algorithm to help avoid fan stall errors when possible (.E400)


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  .P328 (EC3) Release Notes


Functional Enhancements (Added or Improved)

  1. Energy savings with Blue Angel (RAL-UZ171) and ENERGYSTAR V2.0 compliancy
  2. User interface in the embedded web server for the RGB Color Replacement function
  3. Windows Server 2012 support
  4. 802.1x EAP outer identity
  5. Made auto-reboot-after-900-error an auto continuable intervention request (IR).
  6. Setting to disable Tray Linking even when media type/media size matches
  7. Service/Support/Diagnosis:
  • Simplified the UICC EEprom field update method by creating a single common flash file
  • Method to automatically capture log files to a USB flash drive upon device reboot
  • New link to Event Log Summary report via device's Reports menu
  1. Virtual Configuration Center (VCC):
  • Keys added: Toner level behavior, Raw print port, Hostname Resolution using DNS, Enable/disable disk encryption, “SNMP Only” for supply alert options
  • Error messages are now returned by VCC Web Service.
  • Importation and exportation of VCC settings in Spanish
  • Change to allow VCC to set netapps passwords without error
  • New capability to Import / Export certificates via VCC. *(Incompatible with earlier versions of firmware)


Field Issues, Fixes and Other Improvements


  1. Addressed several issues that could lead to diverse 900.xx errors, e.g., 900.00, 900.30, 900.32, 900.40, 900.43, 900.52, 900.57 & 900.77 errors
  2. Addressed an issue that could lead to a 976 Service Network Software error

Network/ Security

  1. Addressed an issue in which the device awakes from sleep if TCP port 9100 is opened
  2. Made change to allow first character of Hostname to be numeric
  3. Improved wireless performance in weak signal environments
  4. Provided a 802.1x fix needed when authenticating with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012
  5. Improved error handling when using Kerberos
  6. Improved the Omnikey Reader 5427CK performance
  7. Added support for the Identive CLoud 2700 card reader
  8. Added SNMP OID for the Asset Tag setting

User Control

  1. Improved user interface for factory reset and wiping operations
  2. Made improvements to the "Wipe All" setting function
  3. Made various user interface improvements on the operator panel/screen
  4. Addressed multiple translation issues
  5. User enhancements made to the embedded Web server (EWS)
  6. Made change to show the percentage information when hovering with the mouse over supply level bars on the EWS
  7. Fixed an issue that caused the EWS to load slowly

Other Software/Solutions/Functionality

  1. Addressed various Job Accounting Log issues
  2. Fixed an issue causing printer jams on duplex letterhead job
  3. Addressed some issues that could lead to the device hanging intermittently
  4. The maximum sleep timeouts have been reduced to meet Blue Angel requirements
  5. Fixed network share discovery using net BIOS
  6. Added targeted print performance improvements
  7. Fixed a Postscript error issue when trying to read AppSocket data with Remote Management set as Basic or Disabled
  8. Addressed some minor barcode bitmap font issues



Field Issues and Fixes:

  1. Fixed Fusegrade problem
  2. Fixed issue that could affect toner darkness in all colors
  3. Fixed some occurrances of the following errors: 913.44, 914.69, 913.11
  4. Fixed an occurrence of a busy hang
  5. Unsupported supply algorithm updated
  6. Fixed a cause of a system timeout error
  7. Improved fan control algorithm
  8. Greatly reduced power consumption while in sleep mode
  9. Improved black toner yield.


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 EC 2 Release Notes (May '13) 

  1. Added new 2013 Energy Savings requirements to lower power consumption
  2. Added UI Panel Off setting / Web setting when receiving jobs
  3. Added support for the Lexmark Secure Content Monitor application
  4. Added Address Book support with use of certain Solution's Apps
  5. Added object-based toner density
  6. Added ability to display extra license info on EWS
  7. Added walk-up ability to capture device debug logs
  8. Added ability to enable/disable EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
  9. Added AirPrint Certification
  10. Improved paper jam workflow on various models (2.4" display)
  11. Improved Job Accounting
  12. Improved printing performance with certain jobs
  13. Improved compatibility with certain 3rd-party servers
  14. Improved customer experience for 200.05/202.32 paper jams
  15. Enabled ability to print from SharePoint
  16. RGB replacement
  17. Changed messaging to instruct removal of the tray above the indicated options (tray, duplexer) jam source
  18. Changed behavior of fuser/maintenance kit to allow continuable stop with 80.3x message alerts
  19. 508 Op-Panel Magnification
  20. 508 color inversion on screen
  21. Enhanced Imaging Unit and Fuser Messaging on the Printer Menus Page and under the Device Stats Page via the Embedded Web Server
  22. Added calibration to allow broader electronics manufacturing tolerances (.E113)*

* Engine

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Field Issues and Fixes

  • Various 900.xx, 976, and busy hang fixes
  • Various translation enhancements
  • Various security fixes
  • Various performance enhancements
  • Various Network and SNMP fixes

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NOTE: Firmware updates are cumulative, so items listed below are also addressed with the latest firmware available.

 EC1.1 Release Notes Base: LW1.VY.P152 and Engine: FDN.VY.E112  (Feb. '13)

  • Printer Revision: LW1.VY.P152
  • Engine Revision: FDN.VY.E112
  • Network Revision: NW1.VY.N152

Functional Enhancements and Fixes

  1. Enabled network feature sets 802.1x, Thinprint, RARP, and BOOTP.
  2. Enhanced the supply related e-mail alerts by including the custom message (if one is defined) in the e-mail
  3. Fix: E-mail alerts not delivered for 'Nearly Low' and 'Replace' supply levels (e.g. Cartridge)
  4. Fix: Font card not reported correctly on the 'Menu Settings' page report
  5. Fix: Crash when protecting a user flash option card with a password
  6. Fix: Crash when exiting Sleep after extended period of time
  7. Updated version of green micro code (new version 1.12)
  8. Fixed some occurrences of the following errors: 133.11, 133.12, 133.21, 133.22, 133.31, 133.32, 133.41, and 133.42*
  9. Fixed an occurrence of a 913.11 error*
  10. Fixed a throughput issue*
  11. Fixed an occurrence of a busy hang*

  * Engine code change


EC1 Release Notes (Nov '12) 

Functional Enhancements and Fixes

  1. Added Event Log summary report (in Configuration menu)
  2. Added Safe Mode setting (in Configuration menu)
  3. Added wireless setup wizard to assist with configuration of wireless option card
  4. Improved messaging for supplies
  5. Some changes for Common Criteria
  6. Implemented “Safe Mode" *


  1. Various 900.xx, 976, and busy hang fixes
  2. Various translation enhancements
  3. Various security fixes
  4. Various performance enhancements
  5. Various Network and SNMP fixes
  6. Various fixes for the available wireless option card 
  7. Sleep button press improvement
  8. Improved development of fine lines in 1200 DPI print mode *
  9. Made various print quality improvements when printing a lot of Black-only pages *
  10. Fixed some occurrences of 900 errors and hangs *
  11. Fixed some occurrences of 913.11 errors *
  12. Fixed some fuse grade issues at certain environments *
  13. Fixed some occurrences of “System Timeout” errors *
  14. Made some print quality improvements when printing a lot of half-speed pages *
  15. Fixed some occurrences of 88.38 errors *
  16. Made some improvements to non-return program toner cartridge support *
  17. Fixed some occurrences of 914.78 and 912.44 errors *
  18. Fixed some occurrences of 913.44 errors *
  19. Fixed supply reporting issues when waste toner bottle is not installed *
  20. Fixed some print quality issues that occur when mixing simplex and duplex pages *
  21. Improved paper feed reliability on heavy media from optional input sources *
  22. Now allowing printer to auto-reboot more often on 910, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, 918, and 919 errors *
  23. Fixed some occurrences of the waste toner bottle being declared full too early *
  24. Made various other print quality improvements *
  25. Fixed some occurrences of 200.05 paper jams * 
  26. Fixed LV Power Supply Service Error 126.01 (.E110)*
  27. Fixed stripe on stationary CMY drums following black only mode (.E110)*

     * Engine code change


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Firmware update recommendations 


If you are experiencing an issue with the your product, or you would like to enhance your product's functionality.

Step 1: Check your printer's current code levels. See "How to Check Printer Firmware Levels" below if you are unfamiliar with this procedure.    

If your printer has ... (scenarios)
Printer firmware (Base) code ≤ LW40.\\.P439 and Engine code ≤ .E509
  1. Review Release Notes above to identify a fix or feature
  2. Eliminate the scenarios that follow. 
  3. Continue to Step 2.
The latest firmware installed; for example, firmware version under Device Information is already at the level specified in this article. Contact Lexmark Technical Support or search Knowledgebase.
A special version of firmware installed to address a specific issue or add specific functionality.
  1. Again, reference the Release Notes for identification purposes.
  2. Proceed to Step 2 only if you know your fix or feature is included in this EC build.
  3. Contact Lexmark Technical Support if you cannot determine if your fix has been implemented in this new version of firmware.
An issue with a specific DLE-card function or other function not identified in this article...

DLE identification example

  1. Reference the Release Notes for identification purposes.
  2. Contact Lexmark Technical Support.
  3. Mention to the support representative the type of  DLE card and the problem that is fixed by this firmware release.
  4. Request an equivalent level of firmware compatible with your DLE option.


Step 2: Download and update printer firmware. See Firmware Availability above.

Step 3: After downloading and extracting the flash (.fls) files, select your update method below.   


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 Other .FLS file update methods  


Make sure the printer is READY to receive firmware, and do not interrupt the printer's power or data connection during the update process. 

Firmware Flash Methods (.fls file extensions)
Information Recommended Use
Embedded Web Server (EWS Open your internet browser and enter the IP address of the printer. Select Settings > Update Firmware. You have network access to the printer's embedded web server.
USB utility Click here for detailed steps. Seldom used, but a good alternative flash method for USB-attached printers
USB thumb drive

Click here for recovery information if you have trouble utilizing this update method.

A standalone printer  without computer access
FTP Click here for detailed steps. No HTTP (EWS) access and no access to a Microsoft Windows-based computer
MarkVision Professional or the latest MarkVision Enterprise Visit to download the latest User's Guide and perform a search on Print Server updates or Generic File downloads. Large printer fleets
Printer File Loader
Click here for detailed steps. Macintosh users


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How to check printer firmware levels

To do this, obtain the Menu Settings page or access the printer's embedded web server (EWS) for this purpose. 

Checking firmware levels via Printer Menu's Setting page

1 Press the Menu button on the Operator Panel.
2 Touch Reports.
3 Touch Menu Settings Page to start printing.

Look for the code level under “Device Information”. 


Checking firmware levels via the printer's embedded web server (EWS):

1 Launch your internet browser application.
2 After http://, enter the printer's IP address.

Click on Reports.

4 Click on Device Information.

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Contact Lexmark

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