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Lexmark C74x, X548, X74x, X792, X925, X95x, & MX812 Printers and MFPs – Device Quota: Error ‘Please provide a valid department code.’

Document ID:TE570

Usergroup :External


Dept code verification failure; Invalid dept code; Incorrect dept code; Device Quota eSF 2.2.3;



The printer control panel displays the error message: "Please provide a valid department code."

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IMPORTANT! This error occurs even though the correct department code was provided on the Job Accounting tab under Printer Properties. Please note that the “Use logged-in user name” option is unchecked in this scenario. See image below.

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Affected Setup/Environment

The setup where the problem is encountered involves the following:

  • Device Quota eSF 2.2.3; where, the Department List File is configured.

    NOTE: You can confirm the settings by clicking on “View Current Value”. See sample illustration below.

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  • Driver installed on the computer is Lexmark Universal V2 PS3
  • User accounts are configured appropriately.


Recommended solution

Update the printer’s firmware with the appropriate PE Release codes for the following models:

Printer Model PE Release Firmware Code
C74x LHS30.CM2.P315.fullnet.fls
X74x LHS30.NY.P315.fullnet.fls
X548 LHS30.VK.P315.fullnet.fls
X792 LHS30.MR.P315.fullnet.fls
X925 LHS30.HK.P315.fullnet.fls
X95x LHS30.TQ.P315.fullnet.fls
MX812 LW30.TU.P328.fullnet.fls
Note: For MX812, ensure that the printer is also upgraded to the latest Engine code FDN.DN.E509.tusXXgre.updeng.fls, as well as with EC3 RIP for compatibility reasons.

NOTE: Please contact your next level of support or Lexmark Technical Support to obtain the firmware.


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