HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw - From Android and iOS devices some PDFs don't print.
Maybe someone can help.
When printing PDFs from an Android or iOS device some (only some) fail to print?? The same PDF will print from Windows. The printer has the most recent firmware (Firmware Datecode: 20200603).
To troubleshoot I have connected via USB, Ethernet and WiFi and re-tested with each but the issue persists. All documents with other file extensions do not appear to be affected only .PDF I can convert the problematic PDF to a Word document (.docx) and it will print. I am convinced that there's a bug affecting .PDF
On a couple of occasions the printer has displayed error 79 on the LCD panel and automatically restarted itself.
I have tried the following things but unfortunately this problem still persists.
Cleared the Android Print Spooler. Restarted the Android smartphone. Restarted the iOS iPhone. Attempted printing the same document from an Android tablet. I have attempted printing another PDF from the Android phone, Android tablet and iOS iPhone and this works. The problem only affects some PDF documents??
There's no restricted printing security flag on the affected PDFs. According to the properties of the affected PDFs they were produced using Microsoft Print to PDF. To test this I created a PDF in this same manner but I was able to successfully print it from both my Android and iOS devices.
Ironically we only bought this printer 3 weeks ago because HP printers have been so trouble free over the years :'''-(
Thank you for any other suggestions that you may have.
I had previously printed successfully via the HP Smart software in Windows 10 but I hadn’t previously undertaken any testing directly from the HP Smart app from Android or iOS.
My Android smart phone already had the HP Print Service Plugin installed so I assumed that HP Smart would also effectively utilise this in the background, I does indeed appear to do so. I installed the HP Smart app nonetheless on both Android and iOS and re-tried printing. Unfortunately printing PDFs is similarly inconsistent. Some PDFs print, others appear to send the print job to the print queue but then the printer appears to fault as error 79 is displayed on the LCD panel of the printer and it automatically reboots itself.
Sadly I’ve now called time on the troubleshooting and I’m returning the printer to the retailer mainly since my family cannot reliably print and I’ve burned far too much time investigating this issue.
One of my first jobs in IT in the late 90’s was demonstrating HP printers, scanners and digital cameras and they were so great that they sold themselves. 20+ years and several technical roles later and I still work with various HP product lines including HPE Synergy and HPE 3Par and overall they’re foremost in the market so I still have lots of brand loyalty and affinity with HP.
I guess one bad experience in such a long time isn’t so bad although admittedly it will be a bit weird not having a HP printer at home after having about 10 in succession.
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