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Firmware 'Release Notes' and 'EC3 Firmware Availability' for Lexmark CS310 (October '13)

Document ID:RE187
 
03/26/13 Properties  

Problem

Firmware fixes

Solution

Firmware release notes (October 2013)

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. Lexmark_CS310.zip
  • LW30.VY.P328.voy2Lgr.FDN.VY.E305.armvye_dbg.fls
  • Lexmark_CS310_P328_FWUpdate.exe*

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

  • Printer Revision (Base): LW30.VYL.P328
  • Engine Revision: FDN.VY.E305
  • Network Revision: .N328

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.

 

Contents

  

Firmware availability

Models
To download file...
Standard base models

Click here

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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Release notes history

 Current .P328 (EC3) Release Notes

BASE: LW30.VYY.P328

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

Errors

  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

 

ENGINE: FDN.VY.E305

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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History

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

 

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" *

  Fixes

  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

 

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 is ... And... Then...
At the latest firmware level described in this article... Example only. You are experiencing an issue with the device Stop here, and contact Lexmark Technical Support.
Specific to a DLE or other function not identified in this article...

Example under "Menu Settings" page that illustrates a printer with an installed DLE option card.

If printer firmware (Base) code ≤ .P231 and Engine code ≤ .E113

You are experiencing an issue with the device, or you would like to possibly enhance product functionality... Reference the Release Notes in an attempt to identify your issue, or continue to Step 2.

  

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

After downloading and extracting the files, you will update the device using the Windows automated flash file (.exe) or select your flash (.fls) 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

Not supported at this time. (5/1/2013)

Click here for recovery information if you have already attempted 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 http://www.markvisionprofessional.com 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
(USB-Macintosh)
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.
4

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.
3

Click on Reports.

4 Click on Device Information.

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Contact Lexmark

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN).

Please call from near the computer and printer for over-the-phone diagnostic purposes.



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