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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 51944872, Entry date: 08/22/2011
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How do you perform a firmware update on an MV420/440?

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This FAQ response describes the procedure for performing a firmware update on the SIMATIC MV420/MV440 code reading system.

Requirements

  • PC / PG with Ethernet interface with at least 50 Mbit/s
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1 or higher as operating system
  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Java Runtime Environment, see www.java.sun.com/J2SE
  • The SIMATIC MV420/MV440 code reading system must be ready for operation and accessible via Ethernet
  • Firmware file, seeMV420/MV440 firmware(the current firmware is V07.00.01)

Explanation
The following update methods are available for the MV420/MV440 code reading system depending on the outgoing firmware:

  1. Bin update via a defined HTTP request (for firmware V2.0 to V3.0 to V7.0)
  2. Bin update via the user interface (firmware V4.0 and higher)

  3. VSZ update (special case for firmware V3.0.0_02 to V4.0)

Determining the installed firmware of the code reading system
Check which firmware is currently installed on your SIMATIC code reading system before making a firmware update. The details are given on the home page of the code reading system in the internet browser (Fig. 01).


Fig. 01

  • If the installed firmware version is V01.x, please contact Technical Support. It is only possible to update from V01.x to a version greater than V02.x if the firmware V02.0 is installed beforehand.
  • If the firmware is V02.x, follow the instructions below under "Firmware update from V2.0 to V3.0 or higher".
  • If the firmware is V03.x, follow the instructions below under "Firmware update from V3.0 to V4.0".
  • If the firmware is V04.x or higher, follow the instructions below under "Firmware update for V4.0 or higher".

Firmware update from V2.0 to V3.0 or higher

  1. Enter the following address in your internet browser to start the update:
    {IP address}/binfileupdate.cgi?pwd=XX
    - {IP address} is the IP address of the code reading system
    - XX stands for a password that is calculated from the checksum of the IP address
    - Example: IP address = 192.168.0.42
    pwd=33
    corresponds to http://192.168.0.42/binfileupdate.cgi?pwd=33

  2. Then restart the code reading system and connect up to the code reading system with your internet browser. The following internet page is now displayed:


    Fig. 04

  3. Click Update EPROM and on the next page (Fig. 05) you select the update file (typical name: "MV4xxEpromImage32MB_V0X.XX.XX_XX.bin"). Click "Submit" and the data is sent to the code reading system and the firmware is stored in the EPROM.
     


    Fig. 05

  4. Warning: Do not disconnect the connection to your code reading system and do not switch to a different internet page.
    Once the data has been transferred, the code reading system is restarted automatically.
     


    Fig. 06

  5. After the firmware update the device operates with the ex-works settings (DHCP client). You can use the Primary Setup Tool on the product CD to change the network configuration. For further details see the operating instructions of the device.

Firmware update from V3.0 to V4.0

  1. Start the code reader and set the IP mode to "Manual". Assign a static IP address, select a subnet mask and a gateway. Here you should pay attention to your network topology and do not ever assign an IP that is already being used in the subnet.
  2. Note the specified parameters.
    Warning: After Step 4 the code reader will be accessible only via the specified IP parameters. Therefore you should make sure that you note the assigned IP address correctly!
  3. Apply the parameters. When you apply the parameters the connection to the code reader is disconnected. If the IP mode was "PROFINET Mode" before, the code reader restarts as well.
  4. Open the home page again and select the menu "Administration > Firmware Update" and do an update with the file "FirmwareUpdateV3ToV4.vsz".
    Note: After the firmware update you cannot open the home page with the displayed link.
  5. After a restart open the home page of the code reader with the IP address specified under 1., select the menu item "Update EPROM" and the "MV4xxEpromImage32MB_V04.00.00_10.bin" file for the update.
  6. The code reader restarts with the ex-works settings.
  7. After the firmware update the device operates with the ex-works settings (DHCP client). You can use the Primary Setup Tool on the product CD to change the network configuration. For further details see the operating instructions of the device.

Firmware update for V4.0 or higher

  1. Saving the device settings:
    Switch to the "Administration" page on the user interface. Click the "Save/Restore" button. Follow the instructions on the page that opens to save the settings on your PC, for example. See the operating instructions for details.
  2. Update the firmware:
    Switch again to the "Administration" page on the user interface of the device. Click the "Complete Update" button. Follow the instructions on the pages that open. You then start the firmware update.
  3. After the update:
    When the new firmware has been installed successfully, the device restarts automatically. The first restart after a firmware update might take longer than a normal restart. The restart is complete when the Power LED lights continuously and communication via Ethernet is re-established.
  4. Back in the network:
    After the firmware update the device operates with the ex-works settings (DHCP client). You can use the Primary Setup Tool on the product CD to change the network configuration. For further details see the operating instructions of the device.
  5. Restore the settings:
    Now you can restore the settings saved in Step 1 via the user interface. See the operating instructions for details.
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