Friday, 29 February 2008

Updating an Epson 4800 inkjet printer's firmware

As well as taking a new tougher strategy with the printer I have seen a few suggestions on the web that I ought to update the firmware for the printer as well.


I found and downloaded the new firmware version A00775 (my printer had the original as supplied firmware version A0045A), then read through the pdf instructions to find that I also had to update the driver to 5.52 or higher.

I updated the driver first, then ran the firmware update through the Epson LFP remote panel. It took a few minutes but there were no problems.

I then found that I had to update the System Monitor software as well to v.3.

All these downloads can be found on Epson.com's website

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2 comments:

vudutu said...

Hi, I have found yur 4800 posts helpful. I have two 4800s here at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, I also have a 9600. We run them with ColorBurst RIPs. I have have had some problems with the nozzles clogging but not as much as you have. My next chore is to tear into the 9600 and clean the inkpad area, have you seen any info on doing this? Have you noticed any improvement with the firmware update?

Churchill Photographer said...

Hi

The new firmware seems to use less ink per cleaning cycle (about 20% less) and it also changes the turn on prompt from offering to run a powerclean to an auto nozzle check - so I think it is worth doing.

I haven't seen anything on the 9600 as I don't have one...