The LaserJet 2600n printer is connected to a network and had been performing just fine for the last two years. Suddenly it stopped printing the other day.
After I power cycled the printer, it prints one document and it quits priting again. It will print one document after I power cycle the printer and then quits. The panel says "Ready". I can ping the printer just fine.
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Re: HP Color LaserJet 2600n Print Queue failure
Sounds like low toner to me.
If the printer is connected by USB or parallel cable to one computer, go to that one. Click start-programs-HewlettPackard-HPlaserjet utility. The utility should let you see how much of each toner color remains.
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Which OS is this? If its on Windows 2003 or 2008 server then using the print management console as opposed to the start > printers option should resolve this issue. Print console can be found under admin tools in the start menu
USB: Ensures that the USB connection from your computer to the HP product is working correctly.
Ensures that the network connection between your computer and your
network is working correctly. If the tool detects a network connectivity
problem, you will be prompted to run the HP Network Diagnostic Utility
for better results.
: Automatically restarts the print spooler, which sends print jobs from the computer to the product, if it has been stopped.
: Checks if the product has been paused or set to offline, and then sets the status back to online if necessary.
: Checks for problems in Device Manager that would prevent printing.
: Checks for and clears pending print jobs in the print queue (a log of print jobs waiting to print).
: Checks the port settings for the HP product.
: Checks for alternate-driver settings.
: Checks for conflicts with other drivers, such as other printer brands.
: Checks the default printer setting and prompts to select the HP product as default (optional).
The LaserJet 2600N has a built-in print server and can be connected to the local network (normal ethernet cable) directly. While printer sharing via Windows should work, I found it much more convenient to access it without the need of a hosting computer - you do not need to switch on the desktop PC for printing from the Laptop, for example, its also printing faster.
The last time I checked, you cannot set up a local printer using a TCP/IP port. A local printer is physically connected to a computer via a parallel, serial (very old), or USB cable. If the printer is connected to a switch, hub, or router via an Ethernet cable, it is by definition a network printer and the driver install must reflect this. I don't understand why it is able to print out the test page after the install. If you open up Control Panel -> Printers and double-click on the HP Laserjet 2600n in there, it will bring up the local spooler for the printer. You may have a bunch of print jobs queued up in there that it cannot currently send to the printer. You may want to clear the queue first (cancel all print jobs). Let me know if you have problems clearing the queue & I can give you instructions on how to do that one too.
I am having a similiar network problem, I setup the 2600n on my small-office network, plugging it into an 8 port switch along with a computer and IP camera....then connected the switch to the default router...this worked for a while as my router provided the printer an internal IP, but somehow the IP reset itself to an external IP,and print jobs I send now to the 2600n from my network will not print. I can't seem to access a configuration window to set a static IP address my router will recognize.