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HP LaserJet P2050 Printer Series - Firmware readme

Product Name(s): HP LaserJet P2050 series (P2055/P2055d)
Model Number(s): CE456A/CE457A
Description
This firmware update utility is for the HP LaserJet P2050 series printers only. This update is recommended for HP LaserJet P2050 series printers that have a version prior to 20101025. This utility updates the printer's firmware version to 20101025 (25th October, 2010). The firmware version can be found on the Self Test/Device Configuration page. To print a configuration page go to Reports -> Config Report on control panel.
Fixes
Firmware Version 20101025 Fix:
  • Setting an EWS password now locks out the Networking menu and the "Restore Defaults" function of the Service menu on the Control Panel.
  • Resolve issues involving specific font DIMMs (TROY, Font Haus).
  • Resolve 49 error when printing PCL5 from IBM AS400.
  • Additional font DIMM issues resolved.
  • Resolve 49 error with XML queries using UPD 5.0.3 and hpmsn094.dll.
Installation Instructions
Firmware updates process:
  • The HP LaserJet P2050 series Firmware Update Utility can be performed using a USB port only. Do not use the parallel port connection for the update.
  • The HP LaserJet P2050 series software must be installed prior to using this firmware update utility.
  • The HP LaserJet P2050 series printer must be in a READY state. The "Ready" must be shown on control panel before beginning the firmware update, and remain powered on during the entire firmware update process.
This utility is for use on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Win7.
MS Windows Instructions for printer firmware update:
Depending on the speed of your PC, the firmware update process may complete on the printer, before the progress bar on the screen completes.
Once the update process has started, do not use your PC for other activity until the process is complete.
  1. Download the file to the desktop.
  2. Turn the printer off and then back on to clear main printer memory.
  3. Double click on the flash update utility file. A Window "HP_LaserJet_P2055d_Firmware_Download" will open.
  4. In the window adjacent to the "select printer to update" use the drop down arrow to select the HP LaserJet P2050 series driver. If you have previously assigned a different name to the HP Laser Jet P2050 series, choose the name that represents the P2050 series printer.
  5. Click on the "Send Firmware" button in the "HP_LaserJet_P2055d_Firmware_Download"" dialog window.
  6. The progress bar will begin to move to the right indicating information being transferred.
  7. Do not power cycle the printer or the PC during this process. Otherwise the printer may become unstable and or unusable. The firmware update can take up to 5 minutes to complete. Please be patient.
  8. The success of firmware update is indicated when printer get back to ready state and a smiling face appears in the "HP_LaserJet_P2055d_Firmware_Download" dialog box.
  9. During the printer firmware update, the printer control panel will display Erasing, Programming in sequence. After firmware update, printer will reboot into ready state automatically.
  10. If it is desired to verify the update, a configuration page can be printed from the printer. To print a configuration page please go to Reports -> Config Reporton control panel. The configuration page will display the current firmware revision in the Product information block, Firmware Datecode: 20101025.
System Requirements
  • This utility is for use on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Win7. It can only be used with USB connections.
  • HP LaserJet P2050 series printer driver must be installed.
  • Must be able to print to the HP LaserJet P2050 series.
  note:
The firmware update cannot be completed through parallel connection.

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