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HP 4MV Printer - Error Msg = 79 Service (01AF)

I love this printer and I know its old but, I want to get this fixed if possible. The error message apparently has to do with the simms - instructions say that I should remove the non-hp simms and then turn off printer, turn it on again and if error appears again, to record the numbers included in the error msg and call my dealer. Do you have any suggestions. I live in Toronto Canada and will likely need to get some parts. I am not a geek so I am lost as to how to remove the simms and determine if in fact this is the problem.

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  • info57865 May 24, 2009

    WOW Thx for your post, the only problem is that I am on a MAC platform. I looked at the uninstall web page but it only supports PC and Windows. The problem is the printer gives conflicting messages. I took off the power tray and only have the regular tray installed right now. Unfortunately it is 11x17, my 8.5x11 is at my other office. It worked, BUT I still had 2 paper jams (which is where this started) The error Message was "Service 79" Do you know if this will work with a MAC OSX?


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Try This, These Steps Has Solved The Issue That You've Mentioned No. Of Times so We'll Follow Them and hopefully Everything Will Be Back, Up & Running...

Insert Printer Driver Disk And Uninstall The PrinterDriver completely.Dont Remove It From Control Panel. You May UseUninstaller Software.Here's The Link
.Install thisand remove printer driver.
Delete temp and prefetch files as well.

Disconnect Ur printer from the computer and turn it off and then disconnect the power cable. Press n hold the POWER BUTTON on the printer for 30 seconds so that static is released. Disconnect all the cables from the back of the computer and then Press n hold the POWER BUTTON on the Computer for 30 seconds.

Restart Your system and hook up the printer and visit the following website
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL the latest driver software and firmware.
Restart Your System.
Post A comment if u need any further help regarding this.

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This is a fairly found as a common HP printers error which is usually caused by malformed PostScript documents in the HP printer. According to the study by a HP error 79 technical support professional team experts, printer shows a "79 Service Error" on the LCD display. HP service error 79 is a considered as a quite generic issue which is found on the HP LaserJet printer while working. Most of us face this same issue unexpectedly. But there are ways to get over with it:

What you need to have?
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  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Turn on the printer.
  3. Try printing a job from a different software program. If the job prints, go back to the first program and try printing a different file. (If the message only appears with a certain software program or print job, contact the software vendor for assistance.)

If the message persists, try the following:
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  2. Reseat or replace the interface cable and cycle power.
  3. Remove the DIMMs one at a time and cycle power.
  4. Try using the parallel interface, if possible.
  5. With the EIO cards removed from the printer perform a cold reset:
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    3. Hold down the GO button while turning on the printer.
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