How to Update to the Required SureColor PX000 Firmware If You’ve Already Installed New SKU Inks

Affects the Epson SureColor P6000, P7000, P8000, and P9000

Epson SCP9000 Printer

We recently wrote about how Epson has transitioned PX000 ink cartridges to new chips and skus, requiring a firmware update to enable your printer to recognize these new ink cartridges (read more here).

While it’s strongly recommended to update your printer’s firmware before any of your legacy inks run out, Epson has devised a way around the “no legacy cartridge” scenario.

If only the new ink SKU is available (T54V, T54X, T55K), there is a “cheat code” to force the printer into Firmware Update mode:

  1. Turn the printer off
  2. Unplug the Ethernet cable from the back of the printer and connect the USB A to B cable to the laptop that has the firmware update already downloaded.
  3. Hold down all four arrow buttons on the control panel and with the arrows all pressed down, turn on the printer by holding the power button also for about a second. When the printer boots into “Update Firmware” mode as shown on the panel, release the arrow buttons.
  4. Proceed with the firmware update from the laptop, during which the printer will show progress bars on the panel and then shut down at the end.
  5. Disconnect the USB cable, reconnect the Ethernet cable, and reboot the printer normally by pressing the power button.
  6. Run a nozzle check pattern (Menu › Maintenance › Nozzle Check › Print Nozzle Pattern › OK) to confirm that the installed firmware version shown on the nozzle check matches the intended update.

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