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EC6.1(.P631) Firmware Release Notes for X46xe Series MFPs (June 2012)

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X46xe Series Firmware Update (June 2012)

 

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File Information

Printers
Level (Base)
Engine Other Filename File Size
All X46x Series Color MFPs

LR.BS.P631

AR.BS.E201 Scan – AR.BS.S010
Network – NR.APS.N644

Microsoft Windows users* : Lexmark_X46x_E631-E201_FWUpdate.exe

Other operating systems or flash methods:

LR.BS.P631.armbs.AR.BS.E201.armbse.AR.BS.S010.armbs_scan.fls


~89 -92MB

An x denotes and number within a model series.

 * Firmware download package available from Lexmark.com under Support and Downloads

NOTE: See the release notes included in the firmware download package for instructions on how to send firmware to the printer. Optionally, see Update Methods and Precautions below.

 

 

Update Recommendations

  1. Check your printer's current code levels. 
  2. Determine whether or not you need to update your firmware, e.g., firmware lower (<) than .P631 and an issue identified in the release notes listed below.
  3. After downloading and extracting the flash (.fls) files, select your update method. See update instructions below.

How to determine printer firmware code levels

Obtain the Menu Settings page or access the printer's embedded web server (EWS) for this purpose. 

To do this from the printer's operator panel:

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” and next to Base and Engine.

 

To do this from 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 and locate the values next to Base and Engine.

IMPORTANT! Look for the presence of any downloadable language emulators (DLEs). Click here for an example illustration.

 

 

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Firmware Availability

 

 

Firmware
Firmware download file
Base model

Click here to download the self extracting firmware update utility package, or go to http://support.lexmark.com/printerfirmware and enter keycode x46x

Or, locate the firmware download package available from Lexmark.com under Support and Downloads > Recommended Downloads.

Warning! These downloadable language emulator cards are base-code dependent. Incorrect download and flashing to the printer could lead to an irrecoverable error.
 Font or barcode card-equipped models Contact Lexmark Technical Support for further update information.
Prescribe card-equipped models
IPDS card-equipped models


 

 

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Update Methods and Precautions 

 

 

Firmware Flash Methods Information
Firmware Update Utility package (.exe) This utility automatically sends the firmware to the printer in a Microsoft™ Windows environment with a USB or network connection.
Embedded Web Server (EWS) Recommended Open your internet browser and enter the IP address of the printer. Select Settings > Update Firmware and then locate the extracted .fls file.
USB utility Click here for the detailed steps.
USB thumb drive Click here for the detailed steps.
FTP Click here for the detailed steps.
MarkVision Professional Visit http://www.markvisionprofessional.com to download the latest User's Guide and perform a search on Print Server updates or Generic File downloads.
Printer File Loader
(USB-Macintosh)
Click here for the detailed steps.

 Precautions:

  • Make sure the printer is READY to receive firmware, and do not interrupt the printer's power or data connection during the update process.
  • Make sure the printer is not in an intervention-requested state such as: paper jam, toner empty, tray empty; or any other warning or error message.   
  • Make sure the printer is able to communicate with the computer that will be hosting the downloaded and extracted firmware file.
  • Make sure your organization or business has approved this firmware update. Why? Certain printers may contain special printer firmware builds specific to a particular work process or function.
  • Again, identify the presence of any Downloadable Language Emulator (DLE) option cards; e.g., Barcode, ImageQuick, Forms/Prescribe, PrintCryption and IPDS. Improper code updates can lead to an irrecoverable error.
  • All included .fls files included in the firmware-download package should be sent to the printer.
  • DO NOT UPDATE firmware if uncertain about any of the these precautions. Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance.

 

 

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Firmware Release Notes History

 

 EC6.1 Release Notes (June 2012)

Functional Enhancments and Fixes

  • Added firmware support for the FOIP solution software app. Note: A special product request (SPR) will have to be submitted and evaluated to obtain this application
  • AirPrint™ enhancements.
  • Additional Security improvements.
  • Addressed an issue which could lead to inadvertent "Install MICR Cartridge" messages on the op panel.
  • Additional fix for 900.00 firmware error.
  • Addressed a condition that could lead to an incorrect SNMP deviceInstallDate value in the deviceTable.
  • Copyright message removed from the MFP's touch screen at boot up time.

Note: AirPrint and the AirPrint Logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.

 

 

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EC6 Release Notes (February 2012)

 

 

Functional Enhancements

  • Added Apple's AirPrint™support.
  • Added support in the Lexmark Enterprise MIB for the following SNMP tables (for the device, inventory, and alerts OIDs): deviceTable, hwInventoryTable, supplyInventoryTable, swInventoryTable, and deviceAlertTable
  • Added remote Out-of-Service Wipe capabilities.
  • Enhanced the history log header information.
  • Self-signed certificates now meet PCI-DSS requirements.
  • Enabled support for TLS encrypted Thinprint data.
  • Enhanced Unicode font support for multi-national language usage.
  • Made interface changes to allow MVE to access and configure the DDNS Refresh Time & DDNS Time to Live.
  • Enhanced the PKI Apps audit logging.
  • Added support for an IO Expander ISP card that can be installed in a printer/MFP and interface to a coin box.
  • Added Port 465 support to allow Scan to Network to work properly on Bellsouth.net.

Note: AirPrint and the AirPrint Logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.

 

Fixes

Driver/Print

  • Addressed a PCL datastream issue that was resulting in incorrect output.
  • Addressed several emulator issues that led to problems printing some PDF jobs.
  • Fixed Postscript emulator issues that were leading to incorrect output.
  • Made XPS emulator changes to allow Confidential Job PIN numbers with leading zeros.
  • Made changes to improve print performance for certain print jobs.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to a firmware error when using Windows 8.
  • Fixed a problem in IPDS that could lead to inadvertent printing of a Postscript error page.

 

9XX Errors

Addressed issues leading to 900.32, 900.00, and 900.43 firmware errors.

 

Security

  • Addressed some issues that were leading to "Auth Settings Corrupt" errors.
  • Addressed a login issue when using same login name with different passwords.
  • Made various security improvements.
  • Addressed an issue in which smbclient kerberos mode was not compatible with some Windows file shares.
  • Addressed an issue where errors are displayed when a Kerberos configuration file with smartcard related settings is uploaded via the web page.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented an address book search from connecting to a Win2008 server using SSL or TLS.
  • Fixed CVE-2011-3269.

 

Printer

  • Addressed an issue that prevented the AppleTalk Menu from being displayed on the Print Server Setup page of the embedded web server.
  • Fixed an issue where a blank touchscreen could occur during Power-ON on MFPs (until the user touches the touchscreen or the device reaches the "Ready" state).
  • Made improvements to the Polish keyboard on the touchscreen.

     

Solutions Apps (Embedded Solutions Framework)

  • Several performance improvements to framework and interface.
  • Addressed an issue in which smbclient kerberos mode was not compatible with some Windows file shares.
  • Addressed an issue where errors are displayed when a Kerberos configuration file with smartcard related settings is uploaded via the web page.
  • Addressed an issue that could lead to a 900 firmware error when using the pkiadconfig app to configure devices with smartcards.
  • Addressed an issue where a card reader could get into an error state, requiring rebooting the device to recover.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to potential code upgrade delays on devices with 4-wire card installed.
  • Added scan profile launch button support for Windows 7 and MAC.
  • Addressed an issue connecting to a DBCS share with Scan to Network.
  • Addressed an issue which was preventing Scan to Sharepoint from working correctly when using PKI credentials eSF app.
  • Made eSF framework changes to improve Scan to Network performance.
  • Fixed a problem connecting to the share drive when the Windows Live component is installed on Windows 7 for Scan to Network.
     

Scan to E-mail

  • Included date in the Scan to Email data (to avoid emails getting stuck in spam filters).
  • Fixed an issue that could result in scan profile not maintaining previously used values.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented an address book search from connecting to a Win2008 server using SSL or TLS.

Fax

  • Fixed a fax issue that didn't allow sending a color page followed by a mono page as a custom job.
  • Addressed an issue that could result in a 900.00 firmware error when sending a fax in fax server mode with TIFF format selected.
  • Addressed an issue which could lead to a 900.30 error when faxing.
  • Fixed an issue where the Driver to Fax Alternate Station Name was not replacing the Station Name in the transmission log header.

Copy

Addressed an issue in which copying to letterhead under certain conditions could lead to the output printing upside down.

 

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EC5.1 Release Notes (May 2011)

Fix for 900.30 errors related to "MyMFP" or restricted "Function Access" workflows. Click here for more information.

 

EC5 Release Notes (April 2011)

 Functional Enhancements

  • New – User configurable DDNS TTL in effect all the time, rather than only when there is a static IP
  • New – Firmware support for eSF applications related to tracking quotas
  • New – Firmware support for external 4-wire solutions via ISP
  • New – Advanced compression algorithm to decrease size of PDFs created by scan-to-pdf function
  • New – Option to X46x to enable or disable audio feedback on touchscreen button presses

eSF* Framework

  • Improvements – CAC support
  • Improvements – Firmware framework support  for eSF* applications
  • Improvements –  eSF* framework changes required to support newly announced Lexmark Solutions
  • New Added eSF support for USB HID devices
  • Fix – 900.70 error with certain eSF applications

* eSF(embedded Solutions Framework) provides support for Lexmark's "Solution Software".

Fax related fixes and improvements

  • Fix – Fax forwarding failure with JBIG2 compression
  • Improvement  – "Format Fax Partition" setting to format inactive storage location in addition to current active location
  • Fix –  Fax shortcuts with "MFPUsage" solution software that may result in random 900.30 errors
  • Fix  – Fax-forward-to-email issue that could lead to a 900.00 error

Printer PCL/PS/PDF emulation/emulator fixes

  • Fix – 900.43 P4.PS or 900 Firmware Error Process P4.PS errors addressed
  • Fix – 900.57 errors
  • Fix – 900.00 P4.PCL5 errors
  • Fix – 900 error when printing large universal jobs at 1200 DPI
  • Fix – PDF errors issues addressed
  • Fix – Other PDF issues addressed
  • Fix – Other XL/PCL issues addressed
  • Fix – Infrequent margin shift with PCL/GL2.

Other improvements or fixes

  • Fix – 976:0 Service Network Software error when printing via LPR/LPD
  • Fix – Port scan leading to stuck or lost network connections addressed
  • Fix – some issues with numpad job assist
  • Fix – "58 too many flash options installed" error when DLE and user flash option installed
  • Fixes – Random network firmware related issues:
    • 976 errors
    • 900 Firmware error
    • "54 error" when using option cards with P413a (EC1) firmware
    • Webpage improvements (minor translation issues)
    • Made improvements to scan-to-Gmail support
    • 900.30 firmware Errors
    • SNMP reporting issues
    • Auto DST in conjunction with Eastern Australia time
    • Security improvements

 

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EC4 Release Notes

Functional Enhancements 

 

Security

  • New – Added capability for creating custom building block names in the security setup
  • New – Added ability to import/export disk encryption settings via UCF
  • New – Added ability to turn on disk encryption & disk wiping via UCF
  • New – Added support for SSL with client cert connection to Sharepoint server
  • Improved helper text on Security Building Block Server Port field for LDAP and LDAP+GSSAPI
  • Extended the default caused period of self signed certificate to a value greater than three years

 E-mail

Improved G-mail support by providing the option to not validate the server SSL certificate (as gmail frequently changes their certificate).

Scan

New – PDF/A Document Scan format 

Network

  • New – Added new SNMP OIDs for monitoring disk wiping and encryption
  • New – Made change to allow user configurable DDNS refresh and TTL times 

Other

  • New – Added ability to clear all non-volatile memory
  • New – Record date of last disk wipe and last non-volatile memory clear on Menu Settings page
  • Changed logout button size & location to improve usability
     

 

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EC4 Release notes continued...Fixes and other improvements

 The following list is provided to help you identify the issues.

Security

  • Fix – Minor security issues
  • Default SelfSigned SSL Certificate now signed with SHA-1
  • Fix – Smartcards failing to authenticate if spaces contained within the UPN (userPrincipalname)
  • Fix – Address book search failure when using Kerberos authentication in network environments that do not support reverse IP lookups
  • Fix – CertManager issues have been addressed
  • Fix – Port restriction list has no effect when user is on restricted server list. See also under Network.
  • Fix – Send me a copy issue with Kerberos, LDAP + GSSAPI and address book. See also under E-mail.
  • Fix – Unresponsive home screen buttons caused by authentication prompt timing out (when accessed via shortcut)
  • Fix – Crash caused by enabling disk encryption (via web page or UCF) while receiving a fax or printing with Job buffering turned On

 Network

  • Fix – Web services performance improvements
  • Fix – A correction to address an outgoing routing issue; this fix applies to users configuring static IP addresses on a Gigabit internal network card.
  • Fix – DHCP renewal issue where the device would renew properly, but was not renewing at T1 (half of the lease duration)
  • Fix – Port restriction list has no effect when user is on restricted server list
  • Fix – 976 error related to MTU and IPv6
  • Fix – Limit TCP 9000 connections to 1
  • Fix – Allow hostname in the NTP address field
  • Fix – Bookmark creation for Menu Settings

 Printing and Printer

  • Fix – Barcode font with missing printable space character
  • Fix – Printer freeze or hang caused by installing hard drive from another device
  • Fix – USB flash drive is still detected after setting to schedule USB device deactivation.
  • Fix – Printed PDF data is shifted on the page when requesting a larger size than installed size.
  • Fix – Other PDF printing issues
  • Fix – LPD issue with a (non-standard) LPR client reporting a file length of 0 bytes (to indicate unknown file size)
  • Fix – Image and HTML Menus missing under Settings Menu on the printer operator panel
  • Fix – 900.00 Firmware Error: P4.PCL5 error received with certain print jobs
  • Fix – A timing issue which causes the printer to hang on power-up (POR) with new NAND flash and firmware older than .P413a
  • Fix – Intermittent 61 Defective disk errors when writing to disk with multi-pass disk wiping enabled
  • Fix – 900.30 GUI error caused when using MFPUsage app

 Solutions Software

  • Solution Software (eSF) performance and functionality improvements
  • Fix – 900.83 error when using profiles with a non-responsive Lexmark Document Distributor (LDD) Server
  • Fix – Export function does not exporting some custom eSF fields with long values
  • Fix – Unable to send fax using Address Book when MFPUsage is enabled. See also Fax below.
  • Fix – 900.30 GUI error caused when using MFPUsage solution application
  • Fix – Delayed display of "Run My MFP Configuration" icon on home screen

Administrative and Other

  • Removed unused UCF key "diskWipeManual" from UCF file
  • Minor translation changes
  • Fix – 900 Firmware error caused by importing a UCF key with a very long value.
  • Fix – 900.00 Error Process TSPanel ReadProc: caught SIGSEGV error
  • Fix – 900.00 Firmware Error: P4.PCL5 error
  • Fix – Copy Printer Settings selected via device web page leads to an error.
  • Fix – Selecting Delete List under the Schedule DIsk Wiping or Schedule USB devices clears all other schedules on device.
  • Fix – Various issues caused by processing UCF file that contains unknown UCF keys
  • Fix – Crash caused by enabling disk encryption (via web page or UCF) while receiving a fax or printing with job buffering on. See also under Security

Fax

  • Fix – Fax forward-to-email issue900 Firmware Error when receiving certain color faxes
  • Fix – Faxes intermittently dialing 0 before certain fax calls
  • Fix – Fax number(s) in the TO: List are now cleared every time after starting a fax (pressing go)
  • Fix – Report a Fax Problem submission issue.
  • Fix – Intermittent fax forwarding hangs.
  • Fix – Unable to send fax using Address Book when MFPUsage is enabled

 E-mail

  • Fix – Send me a copy issue with Kerberos, LDAP + GSSAPI and address book.
  • Fix – "$u" functionality missing for e-mail & fax server reply address
  • Fix – 900 Atomic Hostsend crash when doing a Scan to E-mail with a small attachment size restriction

 Scan

  • Fix – USB TWAIN driver fails to connect after turning the printer off and on, or until a touchscreen button is pressed. 
  • Fix – Minor scanning to host scan jobs
  • Fix – 900.80 Firmware Error when performing a scan job with the following other settings: Custom job enabled, Book Original original size and ADF scan source

 

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Related Articles

 

 Click here for a list additional firmware update procedures and links.

 

 

Still Need Help?

 

 

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

Please call from near the printer or near a computer in case a technician on the phone requests that you perform a task on either one these devices.

 



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