from epson, the latest FW is HW00906300
my machine keeps stalling on the update and retaining the HW02995 it came with
QUOTE (rvestal @ Aug 17 2009, 02:45 AM) *
I am also having a similar issue with the automatic firmware update. Everytime I run it, it reports the version installed on the printer, but it then tells me it can not find the latest firmware info from the internet. I don't know if this is meant to be Epson's cryptic message that the firmware is up to date, or if there is another problem. My dealer's tech support doesn't know either, so later today I'm going to try Epson support and will post back if I get an answer.
I know this is how the printer responded after I updated the firmware ... it said in couldn't find the latest firmware from the internet. I know the firmware update worked because menus changed in service mode, so why the error I do not know, (I would assume it would say your firmware is up to date).
I think I have gotten to the bottom of this after spending time yesterday with Epson support (who, BTW, don't seem to know much of anything in the UK) and working things out for myself.
The Epson web site does indeed say that the current firmware version is HW00906300. But I found out yesterday by trial and error, this is the 'packed' version. When you manually download this file and then load this file into the firmware updater, it seems to 'unpack' it, and it reports PRINTER firmware update version HW02995, NIC firmware version 1.12 and the firmware versions for the spectro and paper uptake device (I don't remember those as I didn't pay attention).
Since I already have PRINTER version HW02995 and NIC version 1.12 installed, the 'update' button was grayed out.
Based upon this I think (but don't know) that the cryptic message from the automatic update means that the firmware is up to date.