Firmware release notes (April 2015)
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||Firmware filenames||Latest firmware code level|
*This Windows utility automates the firmware flash procedure if an active network connection is available between client and printer.
NOTE: Periodic printer firmware updates address end-user performance issues, provide new functionality, and provide performance improvements. Firmware updates may modify printer settings and cause counterfeit and/or unauthorized products to stop working; i.e., supplies, parts, materials (such as toners and inks), software, or interfaces. Authorized use of genuine products will not be affected.
|Standard base models
See update methods below for firmware update instructions.
*Downloadable language emulator
Updated pre-installed apps:
Field issues, security fixes and other improvements:
Engine code release notes
For FDN.VY.E501 for (CX510, CX410, CX310, CS510, CS410, and CS310 series devices)
Changes since FDN.VY.E402 include these functional enhancments and field issues and fixes:
NOTE: Firmware updates are cumulative, so items listed below are also addressed with the latest firmware available.
Features and benefits:
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
Field Issues, Fixes and Other Improvements:
Field Service related enhancements:
Engine: FDN.VY.E402 (Changes in Printer Firmware since FDN.VY.E305)
Field Issues and Fixes
Step 1: Identify current code levels and follow the decisions below. See "How to check printer firmware levels"
Important upgrade decisions:
|Base code is ≤ LW41.\\.P454 and engine code is ≤ .E509|
|Base code is already at EC5.0 (LW50), but my firmware requirements call for EC4.0 or EC4.05 - LW40.##.P436 or .P439||
You must first revert to an intermediate code level of EC4.1 (LW41.##.P454).
Click here for more information and device recovery instructions.
|Base code is already at EC5.0 (LW50) as seen under Device Information (example), but I am still witnessing an issue with the device.||
Search KnowledgeBase for another solution, or contact Lexmark Technical Support.
|I have code installed that is not recognized in this article, or I have had a special build of firmware provided by members of Lexmark's product engineering team.|
|I have DLE- specific firmware code.
DLE options include PrintCryption, Prescribe, IPDS, and Forms and Barcode.
|DLEs are base-code dependent, so
Step 2: Download and extract the .zip file. See Firmware availability above.
The .zip file contains the following files:
Step 3: Update the printer.
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)
|The device Web page or embedded Web server (EWS)||
Open your Internet browser and enter the device's IP address. Select Settings > Update Firmware.
Click here for an example.
This is the preferred firmware update method if:
|USB utility||Click here for an example.||This is an alternative flash method for USB-attached printers in a Microsoft environment.|
|USB thumb drive||Click here for an example.||
This alternative flash method is used only if:
|FTP||Click here for detailed steps.||
This alternative flash method is used only if:
Download the latest User's Guide and perform a search on Print Server updates or Generic File downloads.
|Printer File Loader
|Click here for detailed steps.||This is an alternative flash method for USB-attached devices in an Apple environment.|
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.|
|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.|
If you require additional assistance, please close this window, go to your product's support page and locate Get In Touch with Lexmark! for contact information. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer model/machine type and serial number (SN).
Please be near the products described in this article to expedite the support process and reduce callbacks.