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My jetdirect printers keep stoping printing during the day?

It seems like everyone is printing fine on there network printers in the morning but during the day they can't seem to print. They all have static addresses. Sometimes shutting the printers off and rebooting them back up fixes this temporary. They are all using external jetdirect cards.

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  • jsheehan13 May 29, 2009

    There is a switch they all run back to. Something is maybe putting all the printers in some sort of sleep mode. Could that be possible? Thanks

  • pennyrile May 11, 2010

    The sleep mode is set directly on the printers so I wouldn't think it would be that. I'm wondering if the switch is going bad. Can you swap that out and see if it changes anything. I have a customer who had something similar...large multi printer user. Turned out someones PC had a virus that affected the printers. Its a hospital...with firewalls etc...but still somehow got thru. Users of affected printers could turn it off and on and it would work again.

    I don't want to blame it on a virus...thats the easy way, but I'm willing to bet it sure isn't the printers themselves. I'd start with that switch.

  • pennyrile May 11, 2010

    Wow!..thats a weird one! I'd rule out the printers as being a problem. And that many external jet directs wouldn''t go bad all at the same time. I think you have to look from the jet directs back to the server for the solution. Whats in between jet directs and the server? any routers, switches etc?


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I would try removing both the jetdirect card and the formatter board and reseat both. Sounds like you just have a bad connection to one of those and removing and replacing them a couple of times will clean the contact and resolve that issue.

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