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Firmware Flash or Code Update Table of the Contents and Guide

Document ID:HO3493

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Flash Lexmark firmware; Code TOC; How to update firmware; FW update procedures; Via File Transfer Protocol; FTP; TFTP; Embedded Web Server; EWS; Firmware Update Utility; FUU; USBUtila; Markvision Professional; MVP; Parallel; USB Flash; Jump Drive;

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Purpose
 

This article was created in an effort to increase search efficacy for difficult-to-find KnowledgeBase articles.

NOTE: This article will not contain all firmware update related topics. It is still recommended that you perform multiple searches with multiple search terms in an attempt to find your topic of interest.
Also reference the User's Guide, software help, and other forms of technical support if you cannot find the topic of interest.

 

Before you begin
 

This article hosts a majority of the firmware update articles published in Knowledgebase.

Should you update?

Firmware updates are essential for improving printer performance and addressing specific issues but, if a device or printer is functioning normally, then closely evaluate the release notes to determine the value of updating firmware.

WARNING! Do not update the firmware if you are unsure about the presence of special code or code that is specific to a Downloadable Language Emulator (DLE).

A strong recommendation is to contact Lexmark Technical Support and seek the advise of a trained technician if unsure whether updating firmware is right for you.

Essential firmware update requirements:

  1. Printer must be in a “READY” or "Invalid Engine Code" state. The firmware file will not be accepted if other error codes or messages are displayed on the device.
  2. Make certain that no other option cards are installed in the device, as these options often require specific firmware to operate properly. To do this, print a Menu Settings page and look for these options listed under Installed Features or Installed Options.

Caution! Failure to ignore this step will cause the update to fail, and it can potentially lead an unrecoverable error.

 

  

Flash methods and help links  
 

This table contains links for firmware update methods and options for various operating systems.

IMPORTANT! Firmware for most devices is available on support.lexmark.com. If calling Technical Support, an agent may also have a beta (PE-release) firmware solution available if a firmware solution can be verified.


Local – Printer connected via USB Cable
Network – Printer connected to the network via Ethernet/Wireless

Operating System Connection Type Flash Method/Article Link Year Published
Windows Local Firmware Update Utility (FUU) 2013

Firmware update using Firmware Update Utility (discontinued)

USBUtila 2013

How to Update Printer Firmware with the "USButil" (DOS-based) or "USB Flash Utility" (Windows GUI-based)

Network Firmware Update Utility (FUU) 2013

Firmware update using Firmware Update Utility (discontinued)

Embedded Web Server (EWS) 2013

Firmware update using the printer EWS

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) 2013

Firmware update sent via FTP

Markvision 2013

How to Update Printer Firmware via "Generic File Download" in MarkVision Professional 11.x (discontinued)

Markvision Enterprise

 
Macintosh Local Printer File Loader 2009

How to Update Printer Firmware with the "Printer File Loader" in Macintosh OS X (2-5)

Alternate article on "How to Update Printer Firmware with the "Printer File Loader" in Macintosh OS 10.x" 2011

How to Send a Firmware or Engine Code File to a USB-attached Laser Printer in MAC OS 10.x

Network Embedded Web Server (EWS) 2013

Firmware update using the printer EWS

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) 2011

How to Update Printer Base Code using a Macintosh

Linux/Unix Local N.A.  
Network Embedded Web Server (EWS) 2013

Firmware update using the printer EWS

NOTE: Security software may intervene in the firmware update process. Please make sure to consider this should there be any unsuccessful attempt at updating the printer firmware.

See Document ID: HO3453 to view printer or MFP firmware update via a USB Thumb or Flash drive.

 

 

Other related articles


Flash Method

Article Link

Year Published

FTP How to Update Print Server Firmware via FTP – For Marknet devices 2010
How to FTP a File to a Network Adapter 2009
How to Update Print Server Firmware via FTP on a Unix/Linux System – For Network adapters only 2009
TFTP How to Update Print Server Firmware Using TFTP – For Marknet devices 2009
Cannot update print server firmware via web page – For Marknet devices 2009
Embedded Web Server (EWS) How to Update the Firmware on an a N4000e Print Server via its Web Server 2011

How to Establish a Peer-to-Peer Connection with a Standard Ethernet Cable in Windows

2018
How to Update Print Server Firmware Using the Web Interface – For Marknet devices 2011
MarkVision (MVP) How to Update Print Server Firmware Using MarkVision – For Marknet devices 2010
How to update Print Server firmware using MarkVision Professional 2010
Parallel How to Update Print Server Firmware via Parallel on a Unix / Linux System – For Marknet devices 2009
How to Update Printer Base Code on a Locally Attached Printer 2011
How to Update Print Server Firmware with PJL Files Over a Parallel Connection – For Marknet devices 2009
How to Copy/Upgrade the Printer Base Code via Parallel Cable 2009
USB Flash/Jump Drive How to Update the Lexmark N7000 Series Print Servers Using a USB Flash/Jump Drive – For Marknet devices 2009
Other How to Update Printer Base Code from DOS and OS2 2011
How to Update the Firmware in the 802.11b Wireless Print Adapter 2009
MVP is Requesting the Wrong File Extension to Update the Print Server Firmware – For Marknet devices 2011

 

Still need help?


If you need 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 call-back situations.

 



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