Before attempting to upgrade the firmware of your scanner, it is important to ensure that the new firmware version is compatible with the hardware in your scanner and also that the scanner’s existing settings are backed up.
The exact steps to upgrade the firmware of your scanner will depend on both the type of scanner and the manufacturer instructions. In general, upgrading the firmware of a scanner involves:
1.Downloading the new firmware. You can usually obtain the required firmware from the manufacturer’s website.
2.Extracting the contents of the file. The new firmware may need to be extracted from the file before it is installed.
3.Creating a bootable media. A USB drive or CD/DVD may be required to create a bootable media for installation.
4.Backing up data & settings. It is best to back up your existing data and settings before upgrading the firmware.
5.Installing the firmware. This is usually done by running the extracted files from the bootable media or by following the on-screen instructions (depending on the manufacturer).
6.Testing & configuration. After installation, check that the scanner operates correctly and configure it to your personal preferences.
If you experience any problems upgrading the firmware of your scanner, refer to the manufacturer instructions or contact customer support for assistance.