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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-27-2014

WorkCentre 5150 Firmware update fails

I have two WorkCentre 5150s, both initially running firmware v021.120.052.000.  

 

I am trying to update to the latest SPAR release I could find, v021.120.065.270, to address issues scanning via SMB (w/out NetBIOS) to a new Server 2012 box. 

 

The first device updated via CWIS without a problem.  The second device begins the software upgrade, displays the various progress bars on the device control panel, but restarts after 3-5 minutes and boots normally to the old firmware without continuing the update.  I have tried initiating the update via CWIS multiple times now with the same result. 

 

This is not a single-board controller 5150, so as far as I know CWIS is the only option I have to update (no USB Flash Drive update).  

 

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Russ D.

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Posts: 5,229
Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: WorkCentre 5150 Firmware update fails

The 5150 is Altboot capable, so if you know how, do that (Settings will be lost though)

 

It is against Xerox rules to post how an Altboot is done, but it can be found via Google. (Just can't be posted here on the forum)

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Registered: ‎11-09-2017

Re: WorkCentre 5150 Firmware update fails

hi Joe,

 

can i ask for an idea how to update firmware for 5150 without using a network? because is having issue once connected to network.. TIA.

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Posts: 5,229
Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: WorkCentre 5150 Firmware update fails

2 methods, one I sent via PM. The other...

 

Direct connect Laptop to Printer via crossover cable (Not standard straight through).

 

Connect Windows 7 to Printer via Cross over cable

Note

For Gigabit Ethernet or token ring networks, you will need a slightly different kind of crossover cable. For more information, contact a cable manufacturer.

 

From the Windows 7 client Workstation do the following;

  • Click start/control panel/Network and Sharing Centre.
  • Under “view you active connections” click the hyperlink below “Access Type: Internet” on your active connection.
  • Click the properties radio button.
  • Select Internet Protocol version 4 and click the properties radio button.
  • Select “Use the following IP address” and enter the following;

IP Address: 10.1.1.1

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: [leave-it-blank]

DNS Servers: [leave-it-blank]

  • Click ok and close the control Panel.

From the Printer

  • Work with your printer vender to access the tcp/ip v4 settings of the network card and enter the following;

IP Address: 10.1.1.2

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: [leave-it-blank]

DNS Servers: [leave-it-blank]

 

 

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