HP LaserJet printer hangs at boot-up
Posted on 2013-06-27
Greetings Experts! I have a HP LaserJet 3005n that's been in service for maybe 18 months. Great printer. In the last few weeks, the wheels on the printer have come off and now this printer is quickly becoming unusable.
Here is the rundown. I power on the printer and it gets to the memory testing phase where it gets hung so I removed the 32mb chip and started it up. Printer gets past memory test phase and shows the HP icon on the little lcd screen and hangs. Power it off and back on, sometimes it gets past this screen and loads up to the "ready" screen. After 10-20 minutes, printer is hung. Pushing buttons on the printer yields no results and it is unavailable from my browser. I have started it up without the network cable plugged in to see if the problem was related to the embedded network card and the hanging occurs regardless. I installed a JetDirect card and booted up with it and same results. Printer is configured to get it's IP from bootp.
After all that, I'm left scratching my head and figured I would put this out there for the brilliant minds on EE to solve. I would love to update the firmware or reload it but I have no idea how to do this or if that would even help. Thanks in advance everyone.