DTC400/DTC300/DTC300M Card
Printer/Encoders - Firmware Upgrade
Document (Rev. 1.3)
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Revision 1.3
1 October 2004
DTC400/DTC300/DTC300M Card
Printer/Encoders - Firmware Upgrade
Document (Rev. 1.3)
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this time.
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ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2000 American National Standard, (sub-title) Quality
Management Systems - Requirements (published by the American Society of
Quality, Quality Press, P.O. Box 3005, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-3005)
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Tsiakals and John E. West; Second Edition; published by the American Society of
Quality, Quality Press, 600 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203)
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Table of Contents
Firmware Upgrade Instructions___________________________________ 3
Introduction __________________________________________________ 3
Requirements ________________________________________________ 3
Safety Messages (review carefully) _______________________________ 4
Downloading Firmware _________________________________________ 5
Placing the Printer in the Firmware Upgrade Mode __________________ 19
Sending the Firmware File _____________________________________ 21
Firmware Upgrade Instructions
Introduction
The DTC400/DTC300/DTC300M Card Printer/Encoders - Firmware Upgrade Document
(Rev. 1.3) provides step-by-step procedures for upgrading the Firmware on these
Printers.
Requirements
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Windows 32 bit Operating System (XP/2000)
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Internet Access
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Safety Messages (review carefully)
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Critical Procedures for Safety purposes
Danger:
Failure to follow these installation guidelines can result in death or
serious injury.
Information that raises potential safety issues is indicated by a warning
symbol (as shown to the below).
Caution:
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To prevent personal injury, refer to the following safety messages
before performing an operation preceded by this symbol.
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To prevent personal injury, always remove the power cord prior to
performing repair procedures, unless otherwise specified.
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To prevent personal injury, make sure only qualified personnel
perform these procedures.
This device is electrostatically sensitive. It may be damaged if
exposed to static electricity discharges.
Information that raises potential electrostatic safety issues is indicated by
a warning symbol (as shown to the below).
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To prevent equipment or media damage, refer to the following
safety messages before performing an operation preceded by this
symbol.
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To prevent equipment or media damage, observe all established
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) procedures while handling cables in or
near the Circuit Board and Printhead Assemblies.
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To prevent equipment or media damage, always wear an
appropriate personal grounding device (e.g., a high quality wrist strap
grounded to avoid potential damage).
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To prevent equipment or media damage, always remove the
Ribbon and Cards from the Printer before making any repairs, unless
otherwise specified.
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To prevent equipment or media damage, take jewelry off of fingers
and hands, as well as thoroughly clean hands to remove oil and
debris before working on the Printer.
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Downloading Firmware
Step
1
Procedure
Open the Fargo Diagnostic Utility (located in the Programs folder), as shown
below.
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Click on the Start icon on the desktop.
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Select the Programs folder.
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Select the Fargo folder.
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Click on the Diagnostic Utility, as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
2
Procedure
Use the Select a printer to continue dropdown menu to select the Printer.
a. Click on the Download Firmware button under Step 1:, as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
3
Procedure
a. Check that the Computer has an active internet connection.
b. Click on the Yes button, as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
4
Procedure
This will launch the Fargo Support page
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Click on the Firmware selection box.
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Using the drop down menu select the Printer.
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Click on the Go button, as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
5
Procedure
Click on the Printer name under Printer Firmware to begin the download, as
shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
6
Procedure
Click on the Save button to save the file, as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
7
Procedure
Click on the Save button to save the file to the computer’s Desktop, as shown
below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
8
Procedure
Click on the Close button to close this dialog when the download is completed,
as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
9
Procedure
From the computer’s desktop, double click on the Firmware .exe file to un-zip it,
as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
10
Procedure
Click on the Browse button on the WinZip Self-Extractor window, as shown
below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
11
Procedure
Select the Desktop, then click on the OK button in the Browse for Folder dialog,
as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
12
Procedure
Click on the Unzip button in the WinZip Self-Extractor window to unzip
designated files, as shown below
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
13
Procedure
Click on the Select Firmware File button under Step 2: in the Fargo Diagnostic
Utility window, as shown below.
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Downloading Firmware (continued)
Step
14
15
Procedure
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Select the Desktop dropdown menu.
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Click on the .frm file.
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Click on the Open button, as shown below.
This completes the Downloading Firmware procedure.
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Placing the Printer in the Firmware Upgrade Mode
Step
Procedure
1
Caution: Turn off the Printer and unplug the power cord from the
Printer.
2
Press and hold down the Power and Pause buttons on the Printer, as shown
below.
3
Continue to hold down both the Power and Pause buttons as the power is
reapplied, hold the buttons down for two (2) seconds after the power has been
restored and then release. (Note: The LCD display should now show the
Upgrade Firmware message, as shown below).
4
Press the Yes button on the LCD to continue with the Firmware Upgrade.
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Placing the Printer in the Firmware Upgrade Mode (continued)
Step
2
Procedure
Ensure that the Printer LCD displays this message: as shown below
Upgrade Firmware
Send File Now.
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Sending the Firmware File
Step
1
Procedure
Ensure that the Printer LCD displays this message:
Upgrade Firmware Send File Now
2
From the Fargo Diagnostic Tool click on the Send Firmware button, as shown
below.
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Sending the Firmware File (continued)
Step
Procedure
3
Upon successful completion of the Firmware Update, the Printer will restart.
4
The procedure is now completed.
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