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I have a Xerox 8500. The info page it prints when it starts up says it is 8500N, but the unit itself doesnt say N anywhere on it. I would like to be able to automatically print on 2 sides. Can this printer be upgraded to 8500DN? Do I need to purchase new hardware?

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  • Sean Loeffers May 29, 2009

    I saw a forum that said a config card could be added, but no one seemed to have that working so I wasnt sure that it was possible. Thanks for saving me from buying that config card!

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Hi,

These are 2 different models.

8500 series

8500
8500/N

If it's prints with 8500/N, it confirms you have 850/N. Now upgrade to 8500DN is not possible.


You need to purchase a new printer. There are so many kits available but there is nothing to convert 8500/N to 85DN.

If we talk about print on 2 sides automatically, its known as "Duplex Printing".

It's only possible on 8500DN.

On 8500/N, it's possible but manually.

You would find many forums and information that would force you to buy configuration card and so on, but to be honest nothing would work.

I hope this would help you a lot.

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Posted on May 29, 2009

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