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03-14-2012 10:23 PM - edited 03-17-2012 01:26 PM
I've got an all-in-one HP Laserjet M1212nf and I'm working on Windows 7 64-bit. I had it connected to my wireless router so I could print wirelessly, which I set through a manual IP address. This setup worked fine for over a year and a half. Suddenly, one day, the printer jumped into "initializing" mode and couldn't get back into ready mode. I thought I had to bake my formatter. But after unplugging everything an resetting it up, I found that the machine would successfully go into a Ready state as long as the network cable wasn't plugged in. In fact, even if I started up the printer with just the USB cable just fine, once I plug in the network cable (without turning the machine on or off), the machine will "initialize". I've already cleaned the port connection. But are there any other ideas? (Do I need to bake the formatter? )
03-19-2012 05:33 AM
Sounds like you have an issue with your network. Try a new Ethernet cable, and if you still have the issue then you may want to consider hooking it up at a friends or relatives to see if you have the same issue.
How old is you router?
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