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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 document discusses the DOs and DON'Ts when performing a firmware update. This will also serve as the base for firmware update options (anchor) available for different operating systems.

IMPORTANT! Firmware update is essential to optimize the printer’s performance. However, this procedure should only be performed when Lexmark Technical Support has recommended a firmware update. Recommendations will be made by a technician if a printer function or printing anomaly is known to be corrected by updating the printer firmware.

Do the following before updating printer or MFP firmware:

  • Make sure that printer is in a “READY” state, and no error codes or messages are displayed on the printer screen.

  • Double check for any option cards installed on the printer; should the printer have an option card installed, please check whether there is an updated firmware version for the said option card and make use of that instead.

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). For more information, contact Lexmark Technical Support.

  

Firmware Flash Table of Contents 
 

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

IMPORTANT! PE-release firmware codes are available upon request if your printer or MFP is exhibiting symptoms known to be corrected with the latest code release.

LEGEND:

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
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
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
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 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

 

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