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    HP 2550N network problems

    Got a HP 2550N steam engine driven colour laser printer, anyway the network card part appears to have died.

    No flashing lights, tried connecting to several different known working network points with several different known working network cables

    Printing a status pages shows the card there with the following details:

    Status : I/O Card Not Ready
    LAN ERROR - LOSS OF CARRIER

    I have taken the motherboard part of the printer to bits, i.e. reseated the JetDirect card and cables, it does work through a USB connection.

    Any ideas? Before it goes in the canal!

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    We had a similar problem with a HP printer. Cant remember exactly what the error was but the lights had gone out on the card, and changing network points didnt help. A replacement JetDirect card off ebay did the trick though, was about £7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by googlemad View Post
    Any ideas?
    Throw it out and get a new printer. We have one of these printers with the exact same problem. For the moment I've attached a spare USB network print server to it, and before that I had it attached via USB to its own dedicated PC acting as a print server, but it's way less bother to simply chuck it out and get a refurbished HP 4650 for £300 or similar instead. Buying a whole new printer is probably cheaper than replacing the toner cartridges, too.

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    HI

    I had a similar one a bit back and it would not work because it did not like the swictch it was plugged into at all. I moved it to a different location in the school and it worked ok.

    I never did find out why but I think the gig switch was just too new for the nic card in the printer.

    Richard

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    I had one die also and ended up using an external USB print server box like dhicks until it was replaced. It was much cheaper than a replacement jetdirect card which would have cost us $350 .

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