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Old 09-15-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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binary copy to usb device, not flash drive or hard disk

Hi All,
First time post, so be gentle.

I've been given a Lexmark T610 that has "lost it's mind". Lexmark's instructions for reloading firmware include a DOS command line binary copy to the LPT port, once the printer is in "reprogram" mode.
Something like:
copy /b filename.bin LPT1:
I've got said printer connected to my Mint/Maya laptop via USB->Centronics adapter.
The USB->Centronics adapter appears as:
Bus 002 Device 009: ID 1a86:7584 QinHeng Electronics CH340S
How best do I do a binary copy of to this USB device?

Thank you in advance for your help.
Old 09-15-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Brain transplant successful.

The Answer:

Bus 002 Device 013: ID 1a86:7584 QinHeng Electronics CH340S
shows up as /dev/usb/lp0

sudo cp filename.bin /dev/usb/lp0
Hope this is helpful to someone else.

BTW, the Lexmark is up and happy with the latest firmware.


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