Firmware release notes (October 2014)
File name and version information
|Printer||Download File & Filename(s)||Latest Firmware Code Level|
*This Windows utility automates the firmware flash procedure if an active network connection is available between client and printer.
NOTES: This firmware is only for MS315 and MS415 models with a 2.4" operator panel, respectively. 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, supplies, parts, materials (such as toners and inks), software, or interfaces to stop working. Authorized use of Genuine products will not be affected.
See update methods below for additional firmware update instructions should you need to send the firmware.fls file to the printer. This is only necessary if you cannot utilize the automated firmware update utility (.exe) file.
The .fls file will require the PrinterFileLoader application to send the file.
*Downloadable language emulator
Base: LW41.TL2 (or PR2).P454
Benefits and features:
NOTE: Firmware updates are cumulative, so items listed below are also addressed with the latest firmware available.
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:
Changes in Printer Engine Firmware since FDN.PIR.E412
Field issues and fixes:
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|
|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 was installed to address a specific issue or add specific functionality.|
|An issue with a specific DLE-card function or other function not identified in this article...
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.
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)
|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 example.||Seldom used, but a good alternative flash method for USB-attached printers|
|USB thumb drive||Click here for example.||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
|Click here for detailed steps.||Macintosh users|
Obtain the Menu Settings page or access the printer's embedded web server (EWS) for this purpose.
To check firmware levels via printer's 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”.
To check 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.