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HP CM 2320 "Ready 2 download" is displayed on screen

This error is usually the result of an interrupted firmware update or a corrupt firmware. the following steps may or may not cure the problem. In some cases you will need to have the formatter replaced but these steps are a good step to try before you spend money on parts.

  1. Close the firmware update tool on the computer if it is still active on the screen, and then turn off the product.

  2. If the product is on a network, connect a USB cable (2 meters or less) from the product to an open port on the computer. HP recommends that this be a direct connection instead of through a hub.

  3. Turn on the product, and then wait for the message ready 2 Download to appear.

  4. On the computer, cancel any alerts about a new device being connected.

  5. On the computer, open the Printers and Faxes control panel.

  6. Right-click the printer driver for the product model that is being updated, and then click Properties .

  7. In the Properties dialog box, click the Ports tab.

  8. Note the name of the port that the product is currently connected to for use later when reconnecting at the end of this process.

  9. Click the check box next to USB001 . If USB001 is already connected to another USB device, click USBXXX where "XXX" is the highest-numbered USB device that has a description of Virtual printer port for USB . Using the scroll bars on the right side of the window might be necessary, depending on the number of devices installed.

  10. Click OK to accept the change and apply the settings.

  11. Restart the firmware update tool on the computer, and then select the same product that was just created.

  12. Start the firmware download.

  13. Verify that the control panel display shows Erasing and then Programming , indicating that the update process has begun. Do not interrupt the firmware update process.

  14. The product should momentarily show the message Complete . Turn the product off and then back on. The product will not automatically reboot.

  15. When the product reboots, on the computer, cancel any alerts about a new device being connected.

  16. Print a configuration page to verify that the update occurred.

  17. Return to the Printers and Faxes dialog box, right-click the printer driver for the product model that is being updated, and then click Properties .

  18. In the Properties dialog box, click the Ports tab.

  19. Click the check box next to the previous port to which the product was connected before the update began.

  20. Click OK to accept the change and apply the settings.

  21. If the product was previously connected via USB, the process is complete. If the product was network-connected, disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect the product to the network cable.

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The firmware may proved damaged--given that the incorrect firmware successfully installed (hopefully, that was prevented by the device itself--it may have output an error message or code)--or, it was installed incompletely, or the update proved corrupted.

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Error 79

Software/drivers, Memory PCA's, Font-Macro-Personality Cartridges, option I/O Cards. Defective toner cartridge in the Laserjet 4 Plus only. Remove any accessories (font cartridges, memory PCA's, SIMMs, etc.) plugged into the formatter card and try again. If the problem persists and is application specific, verify proper setup with application vendor.

Defective Formatter PCA - Replace with known operational board and try again.
Firmware Update - The configuration page lists the firmware version of the product. Depending on the model, a firmware
DIMM may need replacing or a flash update. On flash-memory-based products, you can update the firmware code by downloading the latest flash executable file for the product and running the program according to the readme instructions posted with the update file. If the firmware should become corrupted or fail (usually because of an interruption when attempting to update the firmware), the product will no longer function. In this case, a firmware recovery DIMM is available.
Reseat DIMM, then Formatter - Replace or flash DIMM then formatter

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error 79 ...shuts off and the screen says error 79


Hi angelahender:
Here is your problem.
79 Error
PowerOff>PowerOn
The product has experienced an
internal firmware error.
Disconnect the power cable from the
product, wait at least 30 seconds, then
reconnect the power cable and wait for
the product to initialize.
If the error persists, upgrade the firmware.
Firmware update via flash executable
The configuration page lists the firmware version of the product. On
flash-memory-based products, you can update the firmware code by
downloading the latest flash executable for the product and running
the program according to the readme instructions that come with it. If
the firmware should become corrupted or fail (usually because of an
interruption when attempting to update the firmware), the product will
no longer function. In this case, a firmware recovery DIMM is
available from HP.

Hope this helps



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