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79 Service error

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MFP M281fdw
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I need to talk to a live agent for help regarding this 79 Service turn on and off error.  The printer won't stay on long enough to install firmware for this printer.  I have been dealing with this error for 5 days now.  

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Hi @ycg754,

 

I'd like to help!

  • The reset instructions are specific for your printer and performing those steps on a different printer may corrupt the device.
  • I've sent you a private message with reset instructions, follow the reset instruction to perform a full reset and re-initialize the printer.

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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I finally was able to get my printer connected again.  I had to reinstall my printer through the HP Smart app.  Another user said to turn off the PC v6 on my printer, (*or something like that) so I did that.  This service error code has been a nightmare way over and beyond.  I also had some help with Microsoft files.  Apparently, lots of stuff in my computer had stopped and I believe my entire system is healthy and safe now.  I have to say to talk to a live HP agent instead of all of this emailing and waiting around for a reply is poor HP customer service and support, to say the least.  Some of us are in crisis because our printers are needed on a daily basis while working at home during this pandemic.  Nevertheless, all is good now.  

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I have the same problem and I'm ready to lose my mind.  The printer won't stay on long enough for me to even try anything.............please helpl  Same error code 79

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