Firmware update is essential to enhance the printer’s performance and/or fix printer issues. However, this procedure should only be performed if 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.
To identify your current firmware code, try either of the following options:
Print the Menu Settings Page (MSP).
If the printer is connected to the network, you may check its firmware code through the Embedded Web Server (EWS).
Note: 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 advice of a trained technician if unsure whether updating firmware is right for you.