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Dell 5110cn locks up instead of going to standby

My 5110cn works perfectly when I turn it on. But if it is not used for a few minutes it goes to standby. Until recently this was fine - it sprang back into life whenever I sent a print job to it. However, it has now stopped doing anything after it has gone to standby - it won't print, the user panel/buttons are locked and when I try to interrogate the printer from the computer it says that the printer cannot be found on the network. The printer is configured on my home network using a Linksys router - and even when the printer is locked the router indicates that it is still on the network (ie the lamp stays on). I have uninstalled and re-installed the printer driver, left the printer unplugged for a few hours and am now pulling my hair out! If I utrn the printer off and then on again it works perfectly - until the next time it goes to standby! Help!

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Re: Dell 5110cn locks up instead of going to standby

Shrubbers, I've looked for information on Dells web site and found that the printer can be managed by the Dell Printer Web Tool. Have you used this to configure the printer? Is there an option to adjust the standby feature? I tried to download the manual for your printer, but Dell only provides that in a format for Windows (which I'm not running). So, I can offer suggestions but I can't verify them in the manual. You may also want to try connecting to the printer with a web browser. Many printers nowadays have web interface that can be used to manage them. As a last resort, check to see if the printer has a way to restore the settings to "factory default". Doing this may be a hassle but may resolve the situation. Please let me know if this helps.

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Re: Dell 5110cn locks up instead of going to standby

My feelings are the printer has experienced a power related firmware corruption. Although the link below doesn't relate to your situation, it does give instructions on where to go to get an updated firmware, which you can then flash to your printer. This should fix you up. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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