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HP LaserJet 100 color MFP M175

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I purchased a 'HP LaserJet 100 color MFP M175' about 3 years ago. Since the day that I got it and set it up, it works well for all its functions.

Two Issues:
1.)  Re-calibration, about every 2 - 4 hours that system wakes and re-calibrates its self.  Makes the same sounds as if its printing documents.  Not a big deal unless your trying have a conference call next to the printer.  Not sure why it has to do this, looked through the menus, don't see an option to disable it ?
2.)  Flashing green LED on the front panel, not sure what it signifies other than the system is powered up.  Again, looked through the menus and don't see an option to control it. Placed a call to tech support, they had no idea other then system on.  I hate to put tape over it, but its starting to come down to it.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
Sid.

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Good info,  I was able to get the to setting via the web interface.  
I set the interval for once a week (196).  I will wait and see how it behaves.
Thank you.

Any Idea on the blinking LED ?

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Most printers use a steady green light to show it's powered up and ready. A blinking green light indicates it is busy doing something.

Does the light go steady after a while when the printer is disconnected (from network or USB)?
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No USB,  the printer is connected via LAN cable.

What could it be doing ?

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Disconnect the LAN cable and see if the light keeps blinking. 
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I don't know any option for the light other than the sticky tape solution. Perhaps a semi transparant one, in a different color, so it get's dimmed, but you can still see the light blinking when needed.
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Visited the HP site and searched for answers.  Seems a lot of users have posted the same question for several different models of HP.

Best/Most suggested solution:  Use tape !
Anybody have a better idea ?

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test it on another PC to be sure it comes from the printer or pc
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The printer is connected via LAN cable, I have about 5 PCs on the network w/driver configured to print to it.


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Thanks for the help.

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