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HP print server appliance 4250 (J7941A)

When the unit is booted, it passes the post tests but then hangs on booting. Possibly its lost its software. any ideas James

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Can you connect to the Web Interface? See http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=179111&taskId=101&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=27375 for more details. If it's truly lost it's firmware, you're probably toast, as I didn't see the availability of a serial port. I'm betting you don't have a support contract for it with HP, so if your firmware is gone, I'd recommend saving some cash and replacing it.

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