All of our HP LaserJet 3050 series printers stopped working at once!
Posted on 2009-04-23
We have 3 printers that are in the HP Laserjet 3050 series (2x3052's and 1x3055).
These are all on our network, and have been working fine for while. As of two days ago, i started getting complaints that none were working and that jobs were getting stuck in the queue. The printer has a menu on it where I can normally print internal printer reports (such as network configuration). These will not even print! If I completely power off the printer and power it back on, it will allow me to print the internal reports and will print the documents in the queue, and even allow people to print a couple of jobs before quitting again.
One of these printers isn't even on our print server, the client Windows XP machine has installed the printer locally (still via network however). So it doesn't seem to be the print spooler on our print server causing problems.
Why would all 3 of the same model printer start expiriencing problems all at once, when the only thing they have in common is they are on the same physical network?