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Lexmark XC8155

Lexmark XC8155

Lexmark CX/CS8xx_72x and XC/Cxxxx: IPDS Timeout Settings are Ignored or Port Hesitates to Timeout

Affected Products:

Single-Function: CS720, CS725, CS727, CS728, C4150, CS820, CS827 and C6160

Multifunction: CX725, CX727, XC4140, XC4143, XC4150, XC4153, CX820, CX825, CX827, CX860, XC6152, XC6153, XC8155, XC8160 and XC8163

Issue Description:

Following the IPDS device description procedure outlined in

xref_HO1863_xref results in the printer remaining in a Busy state for a longer than expected time or excessive time is required for the printer to return to ready when IPDS Timeout and host PSFCFG settings set to recommended timeout settings.

Additional Information:

  • IPDS Timeout setting was set to other than Host Controlled

  • Printer is running on FW4 and lower.

  • Stopping and starting the writer is the only way to recover the device.

  • PSFCFG Release Timer = *NOMAX

* NOMAX will tell the printer to wait for all IPDS jobs sent to it until the host is disconnected to the printer


  1. Check

    the printer’s current firmware levels.

  1. Update firmware to xxxx.041.220, or greater.

  2. Follow one of the update methods seen below under .FLS file update methods.

  3. Contact Lexmark Technical Support and reference article ID#SO8581 to request this level of firmware.

How to check printer firmware levels.

To do this, obtain the Menu Settings page or access the printer's embedded web server (EWS) for this purpose.

  • Checking firmware levels via Printer Menu's Setting page:


Press the Menu button on the Operator Panel.


Touch Reports.


Touch Menu Settings Page to start printing.


Look for the code level under “Device Information”.

  • Checking firmware levels via the printer's embedded web server (EWS):


Launch your internet browser application.


After http://, enter the printer's IP address.


Click on Reports.


Click on Device Information.

.FLS file update methods

Make sure the printer is READY to receive firmware, and do not interrupt the printer's power or data connection during the update process.

Firmware Flash Methods (.fls file extensions)InformationRecommended Use

Embedded Web Server (EWS)

Open your internet browser and enter the IP address of the printer. Select Settings > Device > Update Firmware.

You have network access to the printer's embedded web server

USB thumb drive


for recovery information if you have difficulty utilizing this update method.

A standalone printer without computer access



for detailed steps.

No HTTP (EWS) access and no access to a Microsoft Windows-based computer

MarkVision Enterprise

Visit the

Markvision Enterprise

marketing page to download the latest version of this utility.

Large printer fleets

Printer File Loader (USB-Macintosh)


for detailed steps.

Macintosh users

Still Need Help?

Have the following available when calling Lexmark Technical Support;

  • Printer model(s)

  • Printer serial number

  • Solution


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