06-10-2008 12:27 PM
We currently are using the PCL 6 driver. We currently have about 35 of these printers supporting 600 plus lab machines so changing the drivers is a huge undertaking to us.
Only thought I have is to re-update them via parallel ports using a laptop...unless this firmware is buggy.
06-11-2008 05:33 AM
since then no problems
I did all the updates from a laptop through the parallel port, even then one or two had stuck and had to be restarted.
Haven't tried the 08.015.0 yet
If you would like to try the 08.014.0
then you can download it here
Good for 7 days or 100 downloads
03-03-2009 08:36 AM
03-04-2009 03:44 AM
Generally the cause seems to be corrupted data, either from the application, the driver, the network card, the DIMMs, the firmware, . . . .
And there doesn't appear to be one solution for all these problems.
Sometimes it was solved by a firmware update, sometimes by a cold reset, sometimes by changing the network card, . . .
I can only suggest you read the posts and try one solution after the other.
Such is life in the big bad IT world ;-)
03-06-2009 01:32 AM
we have tried:
new - dimms, dc board, formatter
ram disk on/off
new 610 jetdir
we also have speed issues with some of the types of print, if there is a lot of graphic on the page the printer is slow.
hp, do not know what the problem is. they blame network. im blaming the firmware, driver or jetdirect, just not up to spec.
03-17-2009 03:42 AM
Surely can't be a coincidence that the firmware update takes place and then these problems start happening?
03-17-2009 03:50 AM
03-17-2009 04:02 AM
03-20-2009 06:55 AM
The problem was solved by going back to firmware 8.012.1 now the printer is working 100% without errors.
03-20-2009 07:06 AM
I'm a bit reluctant to switch back to the old firmware incase it completely recks the printers. Did you have any concerns rolling the firmware back?
Also, did you have to use 8.0.12? We are currently running 8.0.15 but I cannot find a single website to download 8.0.14 from. Haven't checked for 8.0.13 or 8.0.12.
03-20-2009 07:14 AM
We had one 4250 that was at firmware 188.8.131.52 which seems to be good. But I was only able to find the firmware for the earlier 184.108.40.206 online.
So, 13.4 may also solve your problems if you can find that, I don't know about anything later.
the file I downloaded was lj4x50fw_win_08_012_1.exe
06-10-2009 02:53 PM
11-16-2009 06:56 AM
Enhancements and Fixes provided with this Firmware revision, 20090807 08.017.1
Enhancements: None provided in this release
Fixes or improvements
Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20090807 08.017.1)
ï Random 49.4C02 or 49.4C06 errors may occur with firmware revisions 08.015.0 or 08.016.2, particularly when using stored jobs
ï In rare cases, postscript files may not print correctly
Aside from physical issues, have you tried to adjust the format of the document? Perhaps "print as image" or printing in B/W instead of grayscale? I have seen that this resolved some issues with this. Also clearing print queues and restarting spooler services may help. Just a thought.