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IBM 6400 Emulation software change


I have an IBM 6400 that has the ipds emulation software installed. I have another 6400 that has the code v emulation installed. I need to backup the ipds emulation software from one printer and download it to the printer that is using code v, so that I will have two 6400's with the ipds emulation availability. I no longer need the code v. I have downloaded the Printer Management Utility from IBM and I can connect to the printer, and was hoping it would let me backup the software from one printer and restore it to the other printer, but I haven't found a way to do that yet. I would appreciate any help or info on my situation.

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  • alaksa42 May 11, 2010

    It's not that simple. You need to have the correct security PAL (module) on the CMX to allow you to install the firmware to support IPDS. You have to buy that upgrade just like any software. You can't download it from the printer. The firmware is IBM property till you buy the right to use it.



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I have a IBM 6400 printer in AS 400 system. I want to convert that printer to PC system to print daily to day printing which I can support Window XP and Windows 7.Please let me know the coorrect way to do that and what are the software I need to download.?


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The software i think is held in the simm mem. there is a function available to copy these from one stick to another i.e take stick from one printer and install in the ipds printer and copy to it. To access this menu you either hold down the bottom right hand button + the one next to it and switch on printer or it may be the top right + the one next to that. Both of these access different functions i just cant remember the which is which.

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