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HP LaserJet 9040 and 9050 MFP Product Series - Firmware Readme

This document contains information for the firmware revision number 20110219 08.220.8, HP Fleet Release Designation CPE 11.1

Product Name(s):

  • HP LaserJet 9040mfp

  • HP LaserJet 9050mfp

Model Number(s):

  • Q3726A

  • Q3728A

Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.220.8

Enhancements

No new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release.

Fixes or improvements

  • Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release:

    Base

    • You may see a PCL-XL error when changing print resolution from 600 to 1200.

    • The MFP User Credential form is now viewable for workflows configured in HP MFP Digital Sending Software.

    • Possible 49 errors with direct printing of postscript files (no HP driver involved).

    • The Secure Erase Mode may be reported incorrectly if no disk is installed.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • A 49.00FF error may be seen when performing embedded Send to Network Folder digital send jobs.

  • Some embedded Send to Network Folder and Send to Email digital send jobs could have corrupted PDF scan output.

  • The device priority for name resolution transport (DNS or WINS) can be configured for embedded Send to Network Folder.

  • Excessive DNS traffic may be generated when the SMTP server under Digital Sending, Email Settings is configured by hostname instead of IP address.

  • Some embedded Send to Email digital send jobs may fail when configured to use SMTP authentication and custom message body text is specified.

  • User credentials containing diacritic characters in the password field may not pass properly for embedded Send to Network Folder digital send jobs.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.220.8)

COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.220.8
(Datecode: 20110219 08.220.8)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
100608
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.21
Copy Processor Board:
0.208 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.37p
HP Fleet Release Designation
CPE 11.1

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Improvements provided with previous firmware revisions

Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.210.5

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20101126 08.210.5).

Base Printer

  • When synchronizing with a network time server, the printer clock now copies the actual time from the server. Previously it only corrected for drift within a small time range.

  • The number of user-defined media types is increased from 5 to 20.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • The configurable maximum attachment size for embedded send to email has been increased.

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20101126 08.210.5).

Base Printer

  • You may see a 49.4C02 error when using ALM (Alternate Letterhead Mode).

  • Not able to print the correct quantity of copies when using the Private Pin with certain Microsoft Word documents.

  • A 49.5F11 error may be seen on the control panel when using the Alternative Letterhead feature.

  • Some pages will not be included with the print job when using the Alternative Letterhead feature.

  • A change in the File Erase Mode may not be updated in the EWS without a power cycle.

  • On rare occasions the toner level may not report correctly.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • A 49.4C02 Error may occur when applying a WebJetAdmin configuration template containing Kerberos Authentication settings.

  • Digital Send jobs could have missing scan pages if a paper jam occurred during the scan.

Analog Fax Accessory

  • Email notification for Fax jobs initiated with the PC Send Fax Driver would fail with email addresses longer than 32 characters.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.210.5)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.210.5
(Datecode: 20101126 08.210.5)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
100608
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.21
Copy Processor Board:
2004.0917 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.37p
HP Fleet Release Designation
CPE 10.4

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.190.1

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20100904 08.190.1).

  • Blank Page Suppression is enhanced to include PCL6 (was only PCL5), and also work with duplex printing if both sides a page are blank.

  • A feature has been added to the EWS to allow custom settings for tray mapping.

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20100904 08.190.1).

  • When selecting to print all stored jobs from the front control panel you may see a longer than expected delay between stored jobs. With this new behavior you will no longer see a delay between files as long as the job attributes are the same.

  • Boot-up hangs may be seen in the 6/C and 6/E process on machines more heavily used. The Event Log may also show a 49.1D34 error.

  • ALM (Alternate Letterhead Mode) was not treating user-defined media types as asymmetrical.

  • Classic tray mode not working correctly.

  • Media type settings do not hold over a power cycle for non-Letter paper sizes.

  • After performing restore factory settings the Device Name is not changed to Factory Default.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.190.1)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.190.1
(Datecode: 20100904 08.190.1)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.21
Copy Processor Board:
2004.0916 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.37p
HP Fleet Release Designation
CPE 10.3

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NOTE: Starting with this release, an HP Fleet Release Designation is added to the revision table. This is not printed on the configuration page, and is only included as a reference.

Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.170.9

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20100521 08.170.9).

Base

  • The EWS Security tab now has a checkbox to require the EWS password to see the EWS Information page.

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20100521 08.170.9).

Base

  • If an Attention message (Paper Out, Door Open, etc.) appears while in a control panel screen from a third-party application the message cannot be recalled.

  • Genuine HP Supplies messages may force users to start over with control panel input.

  • Possible 49.5001 errors with DSMP network traffic.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • MFP DNS behavior could cause the email icon to disappear from the control panel of the device.

  • In embedded send to network folder configuration, the field length for the destination directory was limited to 63 characters.

  • The username field for Kerberos authentication has been expanded to allow a maximum of 64 characters.

Embedded Jetdirect

  • Will not interoperate with Win2008 Release 2, receives Failure 823 error response.

  • Printer slows and eventually hangs due to HTTPS/EWS usage.

  • Print job delays under HP UX RLP/LPD printing.

  • User is not prevented from installing identity certificate where a CA certificate is required.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.170.9)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.170.9
(Datecode: 20100521 08.170.9)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.21
Copy Processor Board:
2004.0916 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.37p
HP Fleet Release Designation
CPE 10.2

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.160.8

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20100219 08.160.8).

HP has implemented a new method of page counting (known as Print Usage Tracker), which can be enabled if desired. The administrator or owner of the product has the option either to enable the new counting method or to do nothing. If the new counting method is enabled the device cannot return to the previous counting method. It is important to understand this. If the feature is not enabled, nothing will change on the device and it will continue to count pages the same as it originally did from the factory.

Background:

Current page counting methods were designed to enable efficient service and support. The Print Usage Tracker feature implements new page counting methods which are more aligned with today’s job accounting needs.

Additional information:

For more information about the Print Usage Tracker feature, visit, www.hp.com/go/support . Navigate to the SUPPORT AND DRIVERS page web page for your product, or search by name or model of your device (for example, HP Color LaserJet CM3530 MFP or model number CC520A). Once you have located your support page search for “Print Usage Tracker”. Additional information may also be obtained by contacting your regions HP Customer Support Center. This information can be located in the “User” manual that came with your product documentation or on the CD-ROM.

How to enable the feature:

If desired, use the following steps to enable the new page counting method (known as Print Usage Tracker) via the product’s Embedded Web Server.

  1. Update your device firmware to this release or greater.

  2. Once this is done the Print Usage Tracker acceptance and activation screen will be available from the product’s Embedded Web Server (EWS) at the following location: EWS, Settings, Security, Device Security Settings, Print Usage Tracker.

  3. Review the acceptance screen so that the changes are understood and you are comfortable with how the changes may or may not affect your HP device or product use model.

  4. If you are comfortable with the acceptance statements and the new counting functionality, choose to enable the feature. As stated previously it is very important to understand that once enabled the device cannot return to the previous counting method.

    1. Select I Accept.

    2. Select Enable the Print Usage Tracker feature on this device.

    3. Press Apply.

NOTE: Currently this functionality can only be enabled through the product’s Embedded Web Server (EWS). In the future, HP will provide the ability to enable this functionality through HP’s Device management software called HP Web Jetadmin. The Web Jetadmin support pages can be accessed using the following URL: www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin .
Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20100219 08.160.8).

Base

  • A 49.4c06 may be displayed on the control panel when printing certain files from Excel that contain non-printable characters.

  • Very slow printing or printer hang would occur when a very complex postscript file with large amounts of lineto commands present.

  • Possible 49 error when using PCL5 macros (more likely with USB mass storage device connected).

  • You may see a 49.4C02 or 49.4C06 error when printing with the PCL5 driver due to a font management issue.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • Authentication could fail if the user password contained the Euro character.

  • A 49.4C02 error could occur when applying Kerberos configuration settings through HP MFP Digital Sending Software.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.160.8)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.160.8
(Datecode: 20100219 08.160.8)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.20
Copy Processor Board:
2004.0916 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.37p

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.150.3

Enhancements

None in this release

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20091021 08.150.3).

  • You may see a 49.4C02 when printing and using the Papyrus font from the Macintosh.

  • MFP print speeds would slow down in some environments when LDAP addressing is configured.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.150.3)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.150.3
(Datecode: 20091021 08.150.3)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.20
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.37p

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.141.3

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20090908 08.141.3).

Base Product

  • The Wake-Up schedule can now be set with Sleep Mode disabled.

  • The Asset Field found in the products EWS (Embedded Web Server) which is used for assigning Asset numbers to a device has been changed to allow support for more characters.

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20090908 08.141.3).

Base Product

  • Switching between languages may cause certain settings to reset/change back to their factory settings.

  • A 49.4C02 may be seen on the control panel when printing large PostScript Files.

  • Some PostScript files generated from SAP applications may print barcodes incorrectly.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • LDAP authentication (Simple or Simple over SSL) could fail with an insufficient privileges error in some configurations.

  • A 49.4C02 error may be seen when Disable Reverse DNS Lookups is selected under Settings, Kerberos Authentication, Advanced.

  • If the configured LDAP server is specified by DNS alias (for example, corp.company.com) under Settings, Kerberos Authentication and authentication fails due to a failed DNS lookup, the MFP will rollover to the next address in the list returned from a query against the configured LDAP hostname.

  • Embedded send to network folder digital send jobs would fail when NTLMv2 is selected as the password encryption method.

  • The digital send log would incorrectly designate some failed digital send jobs as successful.

  • A 49.00FF error could be generated after an abnormal communication break between the MFP and its configured DSS server.

  • Embedded send to network folder digital send jobs may fail to create XML metadata files.

  • Embedded send to network folder digital send jobs may generate metadata files with truncated output.

  • A 49.4C02 error may be seen when configuring Kerberos authentication through HP MFP Digital Sending Software.

  • A 49.4C02 error may be seen when trying to login after a power cycle or firmware update when the MFP is configured for sign in at home screen.

  • Copy jobs are able to be performed without signing in when MFP is configured for Kerberos authentication.

  • Kerberos Authentication may be successful in the user interface when incorrect credentials are specified in the MFP Embedded Web Server.

Embedded Jetdirect

  • HTTPS is now forced on Printer/MFP tabs when required.

  • When DNS responses are returned as a stream (TCP) rather than a datagram (UDP), JDI would wait forever for more data.

  • When Web Jetadmin is on a different subnet than the printer and establishes an HTTPS connection to query status, the JDI would mishandle the connection and hang.

  • IPP operation is now allowed when the EWS is disabled.

Analog Fax Accessory

  • A full fax activity log may result in Modem Fail (82) or Modem Fail (84) messages.

  • Possible Job Fail (0), compression errors or fax corruption with fax firmware versions 2.36v and 2.37m.

  • Stored Fax does not print after performing Restore Factory Settings.

  • In rare cases a No Fax Detected message may occur when a fax machine is at the other end.

  • When sending a fax, a No Dial Tone occurrence does not result in an automatic retry.

  • Possible 49.00FF or 49.4C02 errors when using stored faxes.

  • A Remote Abort message is added to notify users the remote fax disconnected.

  • Results column may be truncated in Fax Activity log when set to Verbose.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.141.3)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.141.3
(Datecode: 20090908 08.141.3)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.20
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.37p

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.131.3

Enhancements

None in this release

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20090604 08.131.3).

Base

  • A scanning hang may occur when sleep mode on the printer is turned off, sleep schedule is turned on and printer wakes up at the scheduled time.

  • When selecting to print all stored jobs from the front control panel you may see a longer than expected delay between stored jobs. With this new behavior you will no longer see a delay between files as long as the job attributes are the same.

  • When printing a personal job without a PIN number the job will print –1 based on the number of copies selected in the print driver for the job. For example: If 10 copies were selected in the driver only 9 copies will print.

  • Alternative Letterhead mode will not function correctly when a tray selection is made using a tray selection command instead of a paper type selection command.

  • Issues may be seen using the Alternative Letterhead feature.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • Some Embedded Send to Network Folder jobs would result in corrupt PDF output in the destination directory.

  • The configured time server set under Settings, Date & Time, Clock Drift Correction would intermittently change from the configured setting.

  • When Disable Reverse DNS Lookups is enabled under Settings, Kerberos Authentication, Advanced, the MFP could experience a 49.4C02 error.

  • A potential for the Kerberos configuration on the MFP to become corrupt could generate a 49.4C02 error on the MFP.

Analog Fax Accessory

  • Possible 49.4C02 and 49.4C06 errors when using the fax address book.

  • Fax Thumbnails may be missing from the fax report.

  • Fax shrinkage in some situations.

  • Improve fax receiving success rate in ECM mode.

  • Disable V.34 Menu Item is removed because V.34 is automatically enabled or disabled.

  • Maximum Baud Rate can now be selected separately for send and receive.

  • Possible 49.6A1C errors when receiving faxes.

  • Stored faxes may not be completely deleted after printing. This can result in some faxes being reprinted.

  • Possible 49.4C01, 49.4CF0 and 49.5001 errors.

  • A new Remote Abort fax error message is added to indicate the other party aborted a send or receive operation.

  • An erroneous No Fax Detected message may appear on the control panel.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.131.3)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.131.3
(Datecode: 20090604 08.131.3)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.19
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.37m

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.120.9

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20081206 08.120.9).

Digital Sending

  • Kerberos Authentication now supports the ability to specify multiple Kerberos domains.

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20081206 08.120.9).

Analog Fax Accessory

  • Canceling a fax job may take longer than expected when canceling job from the front control panel.

  • Job Fail or Communication Errors may be generated with some received faxes.

  • The control panel may improperly display an error message during fax jobs.

  • Received fax jobs may generate a 49.4C02 or 49.4C06 error.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.120.9)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.120.9
(Datecode: 20081206 08.120.9)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.18
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.36v

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.110.9

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20080724 08.110.9).

Digital Sending

  • Send to FTP can now be configured to add a timestamp to the destination file name.

  • Send to FTP can now be configured to disable the access verification (send FTP test file) of the destination directory for every job.

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20080724 08.110.9).

Digital Sending

  • Under rare circumstances a user may not be able to initiate a send to FTP job if one is already in progress.

Analog Fax Accessory

  • NoAnswer or ModemFail(0) can be caused by incoming ring just before dialing another fax number.

  • Fax Time Stamp does not show the final retry time. It only shows the first try time.

  • It may take 45-90 minutes to receive a one page fax, and may result with an error.

  • The last digit of the incoming fax number is missing on the fax activity log when the received fax is from a non-hp fax device.

  • A 49.4C01 error may occur after a firmware upgrade is performed on a device that is used primarily for faxing and/or has been in service for a long period of time.

  • Occasional ModemFail, CommunicationError and PageFail error codes in the error report.

  • Firmware upgrade may fail to upgrade to the correct modem (fax) FW version.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.110.9)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.110.9
(Datecode: 20080724 08.110.9)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.18
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.36k

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.101.9

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20080403 08.101.9).

Digital Sending

  • Embedded Send to Network Folder has added support for Distributed File System (DFS) folder destinations.

  • When the device is managed by DSS 4.11 (or higher) it is now possible to have jobs sent to email and folder OCR processed.

Analog Fax Accessory

  • Number of pages added to fax notification (printed and/or email).

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20080403 08.101.9).

Base MFP

  • You may see a 49.4CF0 when printing certain types of PDF files.

  • Warming Up improperly localized in Russian.

  • SMTP server can't be configured by hostname from WJA.

  • Use Defaults button in EWS Custom DST settings does not work.

  • Print jobs from the Microsoft Generic Text Only driver may not print.

Digital Sending

  • Disk initialization does not properly clear authentication assignments.

  • Kerberos authentication fails when public credentials are used and Simple is configured as the LDAP server bind method.

  • MFPs could generate truncated Send to FTP output.

  • MFPs could pass credentials multiple times when performing send to network folder.

  • SMTP server could be configured with a port number of 0 for Embedded Send to Email.

  • The device may display Processing Digital Send job indefinitely when sending jobs through DSS.

  • The device may display Digital Send Server not responding when trying to scan to any destination and the device is managed by DSS.

  • The column name Severity is missing in the digital send log page of the embedded web server

Analog Fax Accessory

  • Speed Dial number missing from printed Speed Dial list.

  • Fax printing schedule does not handle 12:00 AM/PM correctly.

  • Fax does not fall back to v.17 correctly, resulting in increased fax failures.

  • A No Answer may occur because Retry is too soon after a failure.

  • Fax report headers may overlap.

  • Crashes or slow response time when printing the fax activity log. Occasionally other strange fax issues occur because too many T30 traces are stored on the disk.

  • Some fax control panel menus are not localized.

  • 13 Members allowed in Fax Speed Dial. Correct limit is 12 Members.

Embedded Jetdirect

  • Possible 49 error when the EWS is disabled.

  • PML may become non-responsive on MFP. Result is only JDI EWS is available, not complete MFP EWS.

Paper Handling

  • Stapler/Stacker: Second page may not staple with low-quality media. Timing changes implemented to improve performance.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.101.9)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.101.9
(Datecode: 20080403 08.101.9)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
080306
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.16
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.36i

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.091.3

This release includes the ability to automatically adjust for daylight saving time. HP strongly recommends this be configured via the EWS (Embedded Web Server) or Web Jetadmin (it is not possible to verify all DST settings via the control panel or menu map).

Selecting your time zone will automatically set the appropriate start and end dates for daylight saving time. After configuration, settings can be verified from the EWS as follows:

  • Select the Settings tab from the top of the EWS (password may be required).

  • Select Date and Time from the left side of the Settings Page.

  • Select Advanced.

  • Select Start Date/End Date.

  • Verify the Start Date, End Date, and DST Offset settings are correct for your time zone.

Accessing the EWS:

  • Open your web browser.

  • In the Address or Go To field, type the Internet Protocol (IP) address that is assigned to the product (for example, http://192.168.1.1) or the host name (for example, NPI474283 ).

  • If the Information tab is the only one at the top of the page, your administrator has restricted access by setting an EWS password.

A security enhancement in a previous release may prevent the automatic power cycle at the end of an RFU (Remote Firmware Upgrade). The firmware will not actually upgrade until the unit is power cycled, although it will display Receiving Upgrade during transmission. This can be avoided by clearing the PJL password prior to sending the upgrade, or by manually power cycling the unit after sending the RFU file.

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20070925 08.091.3).

Base MFP

  • Enabled the ability to logon with UserPrincipalName without specifying a domain.

  • Kerberos username field increased to accommodate longer UserPrincipalName entries.

  • An enhancement allows the keyboard language/layout to be selected independently from MFP Language. The new menu item is Keyboard Layout in the Device Behavior for — series products and Systems Setup for non-M-series products. A new keyboard layout option of Swiss/French (QWERTZ) is also added.

Digital Sending

  • Embedded Send to Folder can now use DNS or WINS.

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20070925 08.091.3).

Base MFP

  • A 49.4C02 error may be presented on the control panel when printing with hostprint / VPS print jobs.

  • A 49.4C04 error may be presented on the control panel when printing certain PDF files.

  • A 49.4C27 may occur if a hardkey is pressed quickly after confirming authentication credentials.

  • The firmware release prior to this one added the ability to automatic adjust the clock for daylight saving time. With that release, if the MFP is turned off for the entire duration of the time change (turned off before 2:00 AM, and on after 3:00 AM in the U.S.) the clock will not adjust.

  • Time Zone control panel menu is English-only.

  • Time zone information prints outside the margins in the menu map.

  • You may received an error while trying to delete an email distribution list which has long entries.

  • Excessive DNS traffic when resolving LDAP, SMTP, and KDC server IP addresses may cause the MFP to become slow or unresponsive.

  • Incorrect localization of time zone names in the EWS.

  • The Date/Time and Time Zone wizards no longer appear after a firmware upgrade, or with new units. This allows complete remote management. Users must remember to set the date, time, time zone, and DST behavior to insure correct time settings.

  • You may see a 49.4C02 error while printing certain files from the Macintosh PS driver.

  • Unable to print using the Print option within the EWS.

  • When copying 11x17" (ledger), 2-sided, multiple pages from the ADF, end user cannot choose the option to staple.

Digital Sending

  • Digital Send client application may hang when you press the RESET or STOP buttons after initiating a scan.

  • Embedded Send to Folder metadata files contain no carriage returns.

  • An Embedded Send to Network Folder Job may fail when sending across different subnets.

  • When sending an email, the time on the attached image's header may be ahead by one hour of when the email is sent.

  • Setting the Compression Mode does not have any effect for Scan to Local Folder jobs.

Fax

  • Receiving fax will fail if the TSI (Transmitting Subscriber Identification) contains a multi-byte character (e.g. Asian character). The error message is typically Communication Error (2).

  • The date stamp on received faxes prints improperly when the device is set to Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian language.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.091.3)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.091.3
(Datecode: 20070925 08.091.3)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
070115
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.15
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.36b
NOTE:
  • This firmware release has a new feature to automatically adjust for Daylight Saving Time. After installation of the firmware, the MFP may have a control panel screen prompt for time zone or date and time. These screens will remain on the MFP until action is taken by a user. While the prompts are displayed, the MFP will accept print and fax jobs, but will not print them until after the user responds to the prompt.

  • There are isolated conditions where the time zone and Daylight Saving Time adjustment appear to be configured, but are not. Correct configuration can be verified in the EWS by going to the Start and End Date page in the EWS. A device that is not configured will have a “0” in the DST Offset field, and incorrect dates for Start Date and Stop Date. Navigate to the Start and End Date page of the EWS as follows:

    [Settings]/[Date and Time]/[Advanced]/[Start Date / End Date]

  • As a side effect of a high-priority fix, the EWS Print functionality does not work with this release.

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.081.5

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20070609 08.081.5).

Base MFP

  • Added Alternate Letterhead mode to MFP firmware, selectable via the control panel under Tray Behavior. This feature should only be used when the driver does not support the functionality. Selecting the feature in both the driver and MFP will produce unexpected results.

    NOTE: This release may fail (49 error) when using this feature with A5, B5, and Executive paper sizes. A fix will be available in the next release.
  • Automatic Daylight Saving Time adjustment added.

Digital Sending

  • When Use address book entries only is selected in the Embedded send-to-email configuration, end users will now be prevented from adding entries to the local address book. This enables administrators to further restrict send-to-email destinations.

Embedded Jetdirect

  • Added JDI support for 802.1X

Fixes or improvements

Fixes or improvements for the following issues are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20070609 08.081.5).

Base MFP

  • You may see a 20 Insufficient Memory error when printing certain pdf files with the postscript driver.

  • MFP will roll to a different NTP server when configured by hostname if named server is not available.

  • Event log may show values above 59 seconds instead of rolling to minutes.

Digital Sending

  • 3rd party solutions developed using Simple Document Capture (SDC) will now work correctly when the device is added to the Digital Sending Software (DSS).

  • Long email addresses are truncated when they are added to the local address book. The limit is now extended to 64 characters.

  • Blank passwords not allowed for Embedded LDAP Authentication.

  • Possible 49.4c02 error while using Embedded send-to-folder.

Analog Fax

  • Fax volume control for receiving faxes is same audible level when switching between high and low.

  • No support for localized characters in the COMPANY NAME field of the FAX HEADER in the EWS (only ASCII characters 32 to 127).

  • When receiving faxes on a device set to French language, the name of the month in the fax header may appear incorrectly.

  • Unable to enter Alt or Shift+Alt characters in Company Name field when Devices Language is set to Czech.

  • Faxes received in ultra-fine (400 dpi) quality may fail with an error or print out distorted.

  • The Fax Call Report may print twice if a received fax fails with certain errors.

  • The MFP may display a 49.4c2f service error when receiving a fax.

  • Stored faxes may not print at the scheduled time if the MFP is rebooted after they are received (and stored).

  • When sending a fax to several destinations and some of the numbers fail with a No answer, some of the numbers that were successful may not show in the Fax Activity Log.

  • The status message in fax email notifications may appear incorrectly when the device is set to French language.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.081.5)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.081.5
(Datecode: 20070609 08.081.5)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
070115
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.33.15
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.35u

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.071.9

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20070213 08.071.9)

Base MFP, including embedded digital sending

  • Add the ability to allow Web Jetadmin to set the clock forward or backward. Used for daylight saving time adjustment.

  • Auto crop white space from documents on the glass, so that the image is located upper left of the page.

  • User PIN Authentication added.

  • Adding User Principle Name support to Embedded Kerberos Authentication.

  • Email and fax address books added.

  • Private jobs can now be sent with or without a PIN. New drivers rename them to Personal Jobs.

  • Added the ability to set a Sleep Schedule from the EWS for each day of the week.

  • Warning added when requesting Secure Storage Erase.

  • Additional Help information is provided for Secure Storage Erase from the EWS.

  • Authentication Manager settings are now saved during a disk init or Secure Storage Erase.

  • Added Processing Copy 1 of N message for duplex jobs.

  • Embedded Send to Network Folder permissions. Allows ESNF to be configured such that user directories can be locked down, limiting access to the user that owns the directory.

  • Embedded Send to Network Folder - Add support for forward slash (/) characters in a UNC path.

  • Increased the limit on how many digital send jobs can be queued.

Analog Fax

  • Remove fax number from failed confirmation print out.

  • The MFP will no longer show voice calls in the Fax Activity Log.

Fixes

The following fixes or improvements are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20070213 08.071.9).

Base MFP, including embedded digital sending

  • Embedded Kerberos Authentication will not resolve passwords with European characters.

  • Extremely rare 49.4C02 errors when Embedded Send to Network Folder is enabled.

  • Time stamp information missing from XML data.

  • LDAP performance may be slow In Enterprise Directories.

  • MFP will not print from Trays 2,3,4 for incoming LTR faxes when Tray1 is set to anything other than ANY/ANY & FaxPaperTray=0.

  • Wording changes on Secure Storage Erase selection in EWS.

  • Menu Map does not correctly reflect control panel lock settings.

  • Possible errors importing CSV address book entries.

  • Event log entries not aligned with headings in non-English localizations.

  • EWS alert dialog for Cartridge Low Threshold says 0-20 instead of 0-99.

  • You may see a 49.4C0x error while accessing the Supplies Status menu during a scan job.

  • Italian Localization is Incorrect for Image Cleaning Kit and Transfer Kit.

  • Output device is not responding and may cause a Cleaning page to jam resulting with a 13.12.05 while trying to exit the printer.

  • The Date field is missing in the SMTP header.

  • Intermittent loss of Send to Network Folder Jobs.

  • Scan-to-local file fails when network not detected on bootup.

  • Possible Processing Job hang when sending to a remote (thousands of kilometers, 200 millisecond delay) SMTP gateway.

  • Back button is not functional in the EWS email/fax address book if JavaScript is disabled in the browser.

  • Disk Initialization and/or Secure Storage Erase clears settings for Digital Send.

Analog Fax

  • Corrupt faxes may be scaled to a 1x1 inch thumbnail when printed.

  • Received Legal faxes are printed on B4 paper size even though legal is loaded in the printer.

  • Previously, for sent faxes, all retries were logged in the Fax Activity Log. Now, by default, only the final call is logged.

  • Not possible to send fax when the MFP is disconnected from the LAN.

  • Resolved issues related to V.34 control channel and negotiation which could cause international fax calls to fail.

  • The fax accessory is now less sensitive to telephone line issues, such as dropouts and line surges.

  • Fixed a problem where the modem could get stuck forever receiving a fax.

  • The fax accessory is now more robust in how it recovers from high speed signal loss situations.

  • Company Name is not required for fax setup. With this release, a missing company name or phone number will result in the fax setup wizard appearing at power on.

Output Devices

  • Erroneous 13.12.13 jam with Stacker (C8084A)

  • A problem with the stack holder mechanism on the Stapler/Stacker (C8085A) displays a Corrupt Firmware in External Device message. The message is changed in this release.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.071.9)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.071.9
(Datecode: 20070213 08.071.9)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
061214
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
070115
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.28.64
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.35q

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.061.9

Enhancements

The following new functionality or features are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20060914 08.061.9)

Base MFP, including embedded digital sending

NOTE: To access the Embedded Web Server page, open a web browser and type http://www.xxx.yyy.zzz, where www.xxx.yyy.zzz is the IP address of the device. The IP address of the device is listed on the Jetdirect page, which can be printed by pressing the MENU button, then selecting INFORMATION, then selecting PRINT CONFIGURATION.
  • Added HP job separator page in driver properties and MFP firmware. This feature adds three new capabilities: Allows clients to select job separator pages independent of the server; job separator pages can be used with job retention (retrieved jobs will have a banner page; Separator page treated as part of the job, so print speed is not impacted. Limitation: If stapling is selected, the separator page will be stapled to the first copy of the job. Beta drivers available via support channels until 4/07, when it will be included in MFP driver releases.

  • Added Intermediate control panel lock level. The new intermediate level adds the paper handling menu to what is locked at the Moderate level.

  • New security page has been added to the Embedded Web Server.

  • Toner Low threshold is now selectable via the EWS.

  • Provided an enhancement to Kerberos authentication so that the default realm (domain) can be used in the Kerberos Server Hostname field. The device will find the first available Kerberos Domain Controller in the Kerberos realm, and use this KDC for authentication.

  • Firmware upgrades are now logged to the Event Log.

  • Firmware version included in all Event Log entries.

Analog Fax

  • Added Backup and Export capabilities for Fax Address Book and Speed Dial lists.

  • Fax reports now print from the designated fax tray.

  • Display the name of any speed dial chosen next to the number when using quick dial feature.

Fixes

The following fixes or improvements are provided by this firmware release: (Datecode: 20060914 08.061.9).

Base MFP, including embedded digital sending

  • Some ADF jams may hang third party SCAPE solutions.

  • More complete user information is include with send to email jobs sent through SMTP gateways.

  • SLEEP DELAY is not resetting to default after Restoring Factory Settings.

  • Times not being reported correctly in Job Accounting Data.

  • Some PDF files may print with inverse colors.

  • 49.5001 may appear when storing and retrieving large numbers of copy jobs.

  • MFP loses contact with NTP if IP address changes.

  • Kerberos Authentication may not work when the LDAP Server Bind Method is anything but Kerberos.

  • MFP may become unresponsive if the Reset key is pressed during a scan initiated by an MFP-based third party application.

  • 49.4C02 may occur on power cycling MFP with LDAP Authentication set to Log In At Walk Up.

  • EWS is reporting the NFS file system access incorrectly.

  • When setting up Embedded Send To Network Folder with MFP User Credentials, the user is prompted to enter Public Credential Information before leaving EWS.

  • Printing all Private Jobs may not print requested number of copies in each job.

  • SMTP Authentication may fail when using a Microsoft SMTP Server.

  • In very rare cases, multiple Toner Low alerts are sent.

  • While LDAP server not available message is displayed, menu items may disappear or pressing Reset & Start initiates a copy job.

  • 49.4C02 error may occur after performing restore factory setting following a Disk INIT/NVRAM INIT.

  • 49.4C02 or 49.4C06 may occur when pressing Reset key with some third party Digital Send Enabler applications.

  • Unable to use simple or simple over SSL for LDAP addressing when using Kerberos authentication.

  • Digital Send Services log is limited to 32 entries.

  • Scan Scaling Error message is cropped in all languages except English.

  • Advanced button missing next to the Kerberos Default Realm (Domain) entry. Clicking the new button brings up a screen with up to 8 alternate Kerberos domain entries.

  • Secure Storage Erase operations may not consistently show up in the event log.

  • Corrupt firmware in an external device (typically the 2000-sheet input tray) caused a 49.2169 error. This change results in a External Device FW corrupted message. With this error message, the RFU bundle can be re-sent. This was not possible with the 49.2169 error.

  • Send to Folder file size is always the same no matter what is selected - Small, Standard or Large file size.

Embedded Fax or Faxing Functionality

  • Fax Modem failure when number dialed contains 80 digits or more (Prefix and Recipient combined).

  • 49.6A08 or 49.6A18 Compression Error when a modem failure occurs while receiving a corrupted fax.

  • Include Thumbnail not selectable on EWS fax notification page.

  • Analog fax card not disabled during secure disk erase.

  • Implemented new telecom features for Belarus fax compatibility.

  • MFP will not print Legal size faxes from trays 2 or 3 when certain paper size settings are used.

  • FAX ACTIVITY LOG may show negative job duration if no end time is logged when fax is terminated unexpectedly.

  • Not all fax numbers are listed in the email notification when the list contains up to 1500-2000 characters.

  • PC Fax email notification's “TO” field displays name garbled.

Embedded Jetdirect

  • Rare problems with secondary DNS server.

C8084A Stacker

  • Stackers with serial number RMXG15270 and above may have a problem that increases 13.12.13 jams. This firmware version corrects the problem.

Current firmware revisions included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.061.9)
COMPONENT
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9040/9050mfp Series Printers:
08.061.9
(Datecode: 20060914 08.061.9)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
060602
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
050317
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.28.64
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.35i

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.051.7

Enhancements

Base (including embedded digital sending)

  • Added Mixed Letter/Legal job support for Send to Email, Send to Folder, and Send to Fax.

  • Added support for LDAP to transverse the entire LDAP tree.

  • Added a Standby Fuser Mode to the Fuser Mode Menu. This allows the fuser to be set to OFF or 125 degrees Celsius while in standby.

  • Added email alert support for SMTP servers that require authentication.

  • Added the ability to reduce a 2-sided document when using the Automatic Document Feeder.

  • Added power cycle messaging to control panel for 49 errors.

  • Added the ability to schedule fax printing at a different time for each day of the week.

  • Added the ability to lock the Parallel port through the Embedded Web Server.

  • Added the ability to configure SMTP and LDAP server hostnames to help with load balancing.

Optional analog fax (2.32z):

  • Dialing sequences can now be hidden when using DSS.

  • Some fax menu items now available with control panel lock set.

Fixes

Base product (including embedded digital sending)

  • MENU items may disappear when device function is configured through LDAP bind method.

  • 49 service error with some jobs from OpenVMS DCPS systems.

  • Print jobs with long file names will generate a 49.0E00 error when printing form Macintosh OS 10.4.

  • Minor localization errors.

  • The Russian string for Reduce/Enlarge on the copy settings screen is cropped at both ends of the string.

  • Possible user interface hang or crash when background buttons are pressed quickly after a failed homescreen authentication.

  • Poor performance for 1-bit mixed mode TIFF/MTIFF jobs.

  • Incorrect localized title for Send to Folder Network Settings.

  • Localization errors in Kerberos error message in French and Spanish.

  • Help screen in Workflow tab doesn't disappear when Back is selected.

  • When using Create Directory Based on User Name is used, scanned jobs may be lost.

  • Upgrading FW may erroneously enable authentication.

  • Autostore authentication settings lost when upgrading MFP firmware.

  • Embedded send to folder EWS tab labeled as Fax when language = French.

  • Entering a long, invalid string for a gateway may cause a 49.FF04 error.

  • MFP may insert a space in DSS Metadata string, which causes problems with some file types.

  • Spaces doubled with some Japanese font solutions.

  • Changing from DHCP to Manual, then changing IP address twice may cause a 49.4C02 error.

  • Menu screen may be available to unauthenticated users.

Analog fax (2.32z)

  • Localization not correct for PC Send Fax Disabled on Finnish configuration page.

  • Possible 49.4c02 service error when printing fax speed dial entries.

  • Localization for the PC Send Fax driver not correct for some languages.

  • Help section for Fax PIN not localized correctly in Italian.

  • Analog fax modem does not upgrade firmware correctly.

  • PC Fax Send entry on Fax Accessory Configuration Page prints with space-colon instead of colon-space.

  • Display errors with language set to Czech.

  • PC Fax Send driver sends a fax, even though fax is disabled with DSS.

  • A 49.4c02 Service Error may occur when deleting speed dial entries.

  • Possible fax errors with Avaya PBX systems.

  • Embedded Web Server Send To Fax not localized correctly in French.

  • Incorrect fax resolution Help in Italian localization.

Embedded Jetdirect (V.28.63)

  • Under DHCP, device may disappear from the network from non-local subnet if IP address, or IP address of gateway, contains a zero in any octet.

Firmware revisions for all devices included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.051.7)
DEVICE
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9050mfp Series Printers:
08.051.7
(Datecode: 20060411 08.051.7)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
050315
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
050317
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.28.63
Copy Processor Board:
0.206 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.32z

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.041.8

Enhancements

Base (including embedded digital sending)

  • Added the ability to select a Turkish F keyboard via a PJL file.

  • Added a menu item to allow the administrator to set the default copy value to Scale-To-Fit. This will help enable a end user to scan/copy an entire document without losing any information and without having to set Scale-To-Fit for each scan/copy job.

  • The job storage limit is increased from 100 to 300.

  • Added Enlarge/Reduce to the Copy scale menu to help with usability.

  • Added embedded Kerberos authentication.

  • MFP serial # now included in embedded send to folder metadata.

Optional analog fax

  • Added page & job counts for transmitted & received faxes.

  • Added the ability to set fax resolution per job.

  • Added support to show X of Y while Processing Fax Jobs.

  • Added the ability to hide PIN or confidential numbers from fax log.

  • Added support for a 30 character fax header.

  • Added support for PC Fax Send driver.

Fixes

Base product (including embedded digital sending)

  • 95.0001 errors when using Autostore.

  • A clear glass message stays on the front control panel after pressing the Start button when a third party Chailet is loaded to help initiate a scan using SCAPI.

  • Minor localization defects.

  • The FIH (Foreign Interface Harness) is not communicating properly with third party devices when copying from the flatbed glass.

  • When digital sending an A4 sized page the pdf file has a gray line at the top of the page from the ADF, and a gray bar from the glass. Image is also offset and shrunk.

  • When copying, selecting the staple option before selecting the paper tray may result in the printer prompting to load media even though the correct media is loaded.

  • If the total number of jobs sent is greater than the Job Storage Limit, the Job Held Timeout feature will not function correctly.

  • 49.4c02 error when printing a menu map if LDAP search root exceeded 50 characters. With the fix in place, the menu map will only display the first 50 characters of the LDAP search root even if the length is greater than 50 characters.

  • MFP won't go into sleep mode. Only occurs if the configured LDAP server doesn't respond.

  • Size/Type prompt doesn't appear when a tray switch is changed to CUSTOM.

  • Slow printing from Tray 4 with Multifunction Finisher.

  • When using a Chai GUI (or SUI) application with a TextBox, if the user enters accented characters from the keyboard, pushes okay, and then returns the to the keyboard, the accented characters disappear.

  • Possible 49.00FF error when digital sending and email server replies with a multi-line response.

  • 49.4C02 on reset or timeout while Authentication Method Not Found message is displayed.

  • 49.4c02 after reboot with email job processing and network cable removed.

  • Scanning will stop during large media digital sends.

  • The “From:” field no longer contains an Email address and is inaccessible after using the Autostore application.

  • Send options on the front control panel are not available if primary DNS server is not responding even though a second DNS server entry is entered.

  • Find Settings in EWS Digital Sending menu may not work if a password is set.

  • Disappearing DSS Workflow and Folder menus - In the previous firmware release users may observe that Folders and Workflows would disappear following a Email address lookup via LDAP, or a Secure Storage Erase.

    The Folders and Workflows would reappear following a normal powercycle. This issue is resolved in this firmware release.

  • Excessive network traffic due to DSMP Polling. HP LaserJet MFP devices use the proprietary DSMP protocol to communicate with HP MFP Digital Sending Software (DSS). Previous firmware revisions caused the MFP to poll DSS every 60 seconds in order to check availability of digital sending. As long as DSS was available, the MFP would continue to display Email, Folder, Workflow or Fax icons.

    If DSS was unavailable, the MFP would display Not available for these digital send options. With this firmware release, MFPs will no longer periodically poll DSS for status.

    Email, Folder, Workflow and Fax icons will be displayed constantly if they are configured in DSS. If the MFP is unable to communicate with DSS when a user attempts to interact with these services, an error message will be displayed.

Analog fax

  • Fax job with maximum length e-mail address (256 characters) for notification leads to a 49.4C06 error.

  • Speed dial lists cannot be printed when the speed dial names contain special characters like ä.

No significant changes were made to other components of this firmware bundle.

Firmware revisions for all devices included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.041.8)
DEVICE
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9050mfp Series Printers:
08.041.8
(Datecode: 20051210 08.041.8)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
050315
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
050317
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.28.62
Copy Processor Board:
0.202 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.32w

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.032.1

Enhancements

Base MFP

  • FIH enhanced to issue two pulses for 11" X 17" and A3 paper.

  • Added time stamp on the event log.

  • Added the secure file erase mode setting in the printed configuration page and Embedded Web Server configuration page.

  • Changing Turkish Keyboard layout to Turkish Q setup.

  • A new keyboard layout was added that provides French language with a QWERTY layout.

  • Added the ability to mix originals from the ADF and glass in job mode.

  • Two-level PIN authentication has been added to control access to mfp features.

  • Added Alternate Letterhead Mode (ALM) for copying. Enabling this mode causes all copy jobs to go through the duplex paper path, allowing preprinted media to be loaded the same way in the input tray for simplex and duplex printing. Simplex printing runs at half speed (same number of sheets per minute as duplex) in this mode.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • Added the ability to send to a network folder.

  • Added the prompt Add To Local Address Book?

  • Added the ability to compress MTIFF/TIFF with new JPEG compression format.

  • A mode was added to automatically fill in the To: field with the same entry as the From: field, and not allow other entries. This is only used by specific enterprise customers, and is set via a PJL file.

  • Added embedded SMTP authentication.

Analog Fax

  • Added the ability to change the fax Ring Burst Time for compatibility with certain faxing environments.

  • Added the ability to require fax numbers to be entered twice. This is only used by specific enterprise customers.

Jetdirect Inside

  • Enhanced SSL proxy functionality.

Fixes

Base MFP

  • Minor localization errors.

  • Poor performance of stored copy jobs when secure file erase is enabled.

  • Copying may be slow from specific input trays.

  • Possible 49.4C02 error when verifying Tray 1 settings of ANY/ANY.

  • Rare 49.2114 errors, sometimes related to paper jams.

  • Printer may slow down when copying from the ADF when using Tray 1.

  • 49.00FF error may occur when copying duplex Letter pages from the ADF to a stored job.

  • 49.4C02 error may occur upon initial set up of the date and time, either for the clock or wake up time.

  • Internal clock drifts during powersave.

  • Printing an event log with Language = French causes a 49.4C02 error if a Check Cables message is present in the log. Occurs with other languages if the localized version of the Check Cables message is very long.

  • Clock drift correction not working as expected.

  • Requesting a menu map during warm up, then selecting Cancel before anything prints may cause a 49.4C02 error.

  • Slot 1 shows ??? on the configuration page with language set to Swedish.

  • Multiple media size and type prompts appear when selecting size and type.

  • The PML object to set the default for originals to multi-document was not Working.

  • 49.00FF error may occur when copying a small object from the glass when Mixed LTR/LGL is set as default media size.

  • The MFP may be very slow or unresponsive when secure file erase is enabled.

  • 49.4C02 error may occur when retrieving stored jobs with two-byte file names. A driver fix (available in beta form) is also needed.

Embedded Digital Sending

  • MFP polls the SMTP gateway every 60 seconds, which may fill the SMTP server log files.

  • Send to workflow in DSS 4 creates excessively large TIFF files.

  • Poor dynamic LDAP performance when using Active Directory.

  • MFP does not issue an SMTP QUIT command.

  • Applying DSS authentication settings clear embedded LDAP authentication settings.

  • Incomplete search root when using SSL may cause internal test to fail.

  • LDAP IP settings disappear after pressing OK in the Advanced screen.

  • Unable to select email address to delete after deleting address in AB edit.

  • Test LDAP Settings uses 1 second timeout rather than selected value.

  • Possible 68 errors if unit is powered down too soon after changing DSS settings.

  • Possible 86.1B8E errors when selecting multiple email destinations from a very large LDAP address book.

Analog Fax

  • Fax header in French language incorrectly displayed when entered via the EWS.

  • No error message displayed when selecting email fax notification and not entering an email address.

  • 224 errors in the fax activity log when receiving faxes.

  • Fax continues to receive calls after being disabled via DSS, until power cycled.

  • Norwegian, Danish, and German characters don't appear correctly on the fax header.

  • Fax recipients entered in the SEARCH PHONE BOOK screen are being duplicated after exiting PHONE BOOK.

  • Unable to set Fax Printing end time in the range 11:01 PM to 11:59 PM.

  • Possible 49.6AXX error when faxing to a LanFax server.

  • With language set to French, email fax notification may indicate failure when fax was successful.

  • Possible 49.4C02 or 49.4C06 error when scrolling the fax address book.

Jetdirect Inside

  • Addressed possible MFP 49.FF04 errors caused by TCP/IP errors.

Firmware revisions for all devices included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.032.1)
NOTE: No changes were made to other components listed below.
DEVICE
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9050mfp Series Printers:
08.032.1
(Datecode: 20050908 08.032.1)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
050315
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
050317
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.28.61
Copy Processor Board:
0.199 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.32w

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.021.7

You may see improvements for the problems mentioned below by updating your printer's firmware with revision “20050415 08.021.7”.

  • ADF Output Bin Full message appears after a long job is scanned and a paper jam occurs within the ADF.

  • Selecting the Lock Carriage function from within the Embedded Web Server does not lock the carriage.

  • Jetdirect page does not print when a third party menu page is present.

  • When the job count exceeds the maximum job stored limit, the oldest quick copy job in the queue is deleted improperly.

  • When the front control panel is locked the printer will not reboot automatically after a firmware upgrade has occurred.

  • EWS Address Book import feature is locked if front control panel is using the address book.

  • Duplex copies on custom media type will copy on 2 sheets instead of one.

  • Chai-based authentication agent does not cause a Log Out button to appear on the home screen.

  • 49.2F90 or 49.2F9C errors when secure file erase is enabled.

  • Scanning features will not respond. Information pages and printing still function.

  • Certain PDF file may cause pauses or slow-downs between various sets of pages.

  • Error may occur when the search root is left blank for LDAP.

  • When using LDAP Authentication and send-to-workflow the name of the logged-in user is not published in the XML file.

  • INTERNAL FAX printed on configuration page when no fax card is installed.

  • 49.4C02 error at power up after configuring user-defined media Types.

  • EWS configuration page may indicate incorrect status of Card Slot 2.

  • The SCB Flash command in the service menu does not function Correctly.

  • Various localization errors have been corrected.

Embedded Digital Sending - Fixes and Enhancements

  • Added support for SSL over LDAP. This support is provided via the Jetdirect interface and provides encryption for embedded LDAP Addressing as well as embedded LDAP Authentication.

  • Added support for embedded LDAP Authentication.

  • Fixed an issue regarding Black & White MTIFF compression.

Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A) Firmware Revision: 2.32s

  • The total number of pages is missing from the Fax Header on printed faxes.

  • If a stack of documents is faxed to a destination fax machine, and an error occurs after the first page is sent, but before the last is sent, the whole stack is resent.

  • Selecting custom paper size will causes the fax to fail.

  • Selecting ANY\ANY for paper size and type will cause the fax to be received but never printed.

  • Changed the default setting of Stamped Received Faxes from YES to No.

  • Security option under Send to Fax menu in the Embedded Web Server may be accessible without a PIN.

  • The Fax input and output tray options in the Embedded Web Server have invalid values.

  • Front control panel prompts you to load media into Tray 1 or Tray 3, when Tray 4 is set to custom and the menu Fax Receive/Fax Paper Tray is set to Tray 4.

  • Include Thumbnail option is not disabled in the Embedded Web Server when e-mail notification is selected.

  • Embedded web server allows a user to create a non-numeric pin number for Modem Security.

  • Default fax resolution is now set to Standard.

Analog Fax Enhancements

  • Added the functionality to auto complete entries in the fax phone book.

  • Added the functionality to add an entry to a Speed Dial list after it has been saved.

  • Added the functionality to access speed dials from the main fax screen.

  • Added the functionality to access fax notification from the main fax screen.

  • Added the functionality to delete a single entry in a speed dial list.

HP Multifunction finisher (C8088B) Firmware Revision: 041022

  • The first job after recovering from a jam may fail.

  • Motor may continue to run if a door is opened while pages are in the alignment bin.

  • Minor problems with job offset.

  • Printing on A5 paper immediately after a jam may result in poor stacking.

Stapler/Stacker (C8085A) Firmware Revision: 050317

  • A menu item was added to allow subsequent pages after detection of a paper miss-size error to go to the originally-selected bin. Default behavior is to send these pages to the face-up bin to avoid potential jams. The new option should only be selected if the user would prefer a jam to having the balance of the job go to the face-up bin. Settings are AUTO-SENSE MODE (default setting), and NORMAL (pages go to original bin, but jams are more likely).

  • Staples show as OUT when the device is detached, then re-attached while in a STAPLES LOW condition.

  • A 65.12.99 error occurs when the unit comes out of powersave mode.

  • Improvements were made to angled stapling.

Stacker (C8084A) Firmware Revision: 050315

  • A menu item was added to allow subsequent pages after detection of a paper miss-size error to go to the originally-selected bin. Default behavior is to send these pages to the face-up bin to avoid potential jams. The new option should only be selected if the user would prefer a jam to having the balance of the job go to the face-up bin. Settings are AUTO-SENSE MODE (default setting), and NORMAL (pages go to original bin, but jams are more likely).

8-Bin Mailbox (Q5693A) Firmware Revision: 050316

  • A menu item was added to allow subsequent pages after detection of a paper miss-size error to go to the originally-selected bin. Default behavior is to send these pages to the face-up bin to avoid potential jams. The new option should only be selected if the user would prefer a jam to having the balance of the job go to the face-up bin. Settings are AUTO-SENSE MODE (default setting), and NORMAL (pages go to original bin, but jams are more likely).

2000 sheet input tray (C8531A) Firmware Revision: 03.42

  • No user-perceivable changes.

Jetdirect Inside: V.28.54

  • No user-perceivable changes.

Firmware revisions for all devices included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.021.7)
DEVICE
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9050mfp Series Printers:
08.021.7
(Datecode: 20050415 08.021.7)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
050315
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
050317
Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
041022
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
050316
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.28.54
Copy Processor Board:
0.196 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.32s

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.011.5

You may see improvements for the problems mentioned below by updating your printer's firmware with revision 20050105 08.011.5

  • Under rare circumstances, SNMP status reports off-line while control panel says Ready.

  • Processing Job hang on paper out when Input Auto-Continue set to No Timeout.

  • Security improvements implemented when mfp is used with DSS.

  • Incorrect French localization of media sizes in Copy Settings.

  • In some unique network environments, the MFP sends multiple copies of the same email message.

  • Pressing Reset in text entry mode results in a blank menu.

  • Control panel may lock up when setting custom paper sizes.

  • Restore Factory Settings does not restore Exclusive Tray settings.

  • 75 dpi emails are sent as 150 dpi.

  • When email is configured, but not connected, the message is now Not Available instead of Not Configured.

  • LDAP lookup no longer functions after executing a Find Send Gateways without network connectivity. An NVRAM INIT was required to restore LDAP lookup functionality.

  • Web Jetadmin unable to complete a remote firmware upgrade with control panel locked. This revision changes how future upgrades will be handled, but upgrading to this revision will still require a manual reboot.

  • LDAP server hostname resolution only happens at boot-up, rather than dynamically.

  • Device POP3 Username size limit increased from 16 characters to 256 characters.

  • Manual copy settings show two paper sizes selected when copying Letter-R or A4-R.

  • Incorrect page counts in XML data.

  • Some output device configuration settings not reflected in EWS.

  • 49.4C02 when a null value is entered for LDAP IP address.

  • Improvements were made in how the mfp handles control panel messages from third-party solutions.

  • Simplex landscape images are rotated 180 degrees on any n-up copy job.

  • ADF Output bin full was getting trigger at the incorrect number of pages.

  • Slow printing on certain jobs due to timing issues.

  • Images are rotated 90 degrees when copying small items from glass.

  • EIO Page is missing from printout when 3rd-Party Configuration page is registered.

  • Job Mode ON and Authentication ON causes jobs to be cancelled after inactivity timeout.

  • 65.12.99 error when trying to wake up the printer from Web Jetadmin.

Enhancements
  • Mixed Letter and Legal originals can now be copied via the ADF.

  • The sender of an email can automatically be copied on all messages. A configuration file, available from HP support, enables this Behavior.

  • The Stop button can now be used to cancel a fax.

  • Exclusive tray settings now allow alternate tray selection prompt to be disabled.

Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A) Firmware Revision: 2.32s

  • Fax country codes are added for Estonia, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Morocco, and Slovenia.

  • The Fax Icon will not be enabled on the DSS machine after DSS has been re-installed.

  • A Fax job will fail if the default resolution is changed to superfine after starting the job.

  • Fax that couldn't print, caused by paper out for example, is lost on power cycle.

  • Truncated fax delivery emails in some languages.

Firmware revisions for all devices included in the firmware bundle (Version 08.011.5A)
NOTE: No significant changes were made to other devices listed below.
DEVICE
FIRMWARE REVISION
LaserJet 9050mfp Series Printers:
08.011.5 (Datecode: 20050105 08.011.5)
2000 sheet input tray (C8531A):
03.42
Stacker (C8084A):
040820
Stacker/Stapler (C8085A):
040819
HP Multifunction finisher (C8088B):
040827
Multi-bin Mailbox (Q5693A):
040804
Embedded Jetdirect:
V.28.46
Copy Processor Board:
0.188 (2.1)
Analog Fax Accessory (Q3701A):
2.32s

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Enhancements and Fixes provided with Firmware revision 08.002.0

The previous firmware revision, 08.002.0, was the initial release For the LJ9050mfp.

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