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Need Program files to Flash IBM 6400 Printers

Hello
My name is John I've been working with Printronix Printers for over 17yrs and i kow for a fact that The IBM 6400 series linematrix Printers
are manufactured by Printronix for IBM .I'm trying to locate the Program
because when the CMX PCBA go bad you need to flash the CMX and
the problem i got i cant ger a hold of IBM program files..I got some but
not all .I tried searching the Intenet but its virtually impossible

I need to know if there exsist i link to find these files

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    I heard from a tech that there is a specific way to power on/off and button sequences to flash the ROM in an IBM 6400 if you have a spare set of DIMM's. Any truth to that?

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If you haven' tlooked into any of the print management utilities here is a link.

I am not familiar with this printer .. but maybe this is what you need.

Sometimes we just try .. because we really want to help and hope that maybe we "stumbled" on something.

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I'm sure you have gotten your solution by now... First, you are right the only difference in the PTX P5000 series and IBM 6400 series is OP Panel, Top Cover, and Flash Program. You can not download IBM 6400 series, IBM 6400i series, or Infoprint aka IBM 6500 series flash programs. IBM wants to charge you a min. 2Hrs. at $$$$ + CMX Brd. for a 15 minute job. I can build these printers from the wheels to the shuttle assy in my sleep. But I can still help U... U said u had some IBM Flash Programs. If you look at the Current Config on your 6400-XXX and give me from Reference # down to Security Pal info + the program file #'s you have, I'll tell you if you even need Flash.

Ever have any problems with these printers, and you feel like you want a second opinion, please don't hesitate to call...

Oh after working with Printronix all those years, I'm curious why you have a 6400 now...

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