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Hp 4si I have 2 hp 4si printers. 1st one - when i try to print anything even a self test page I get a blank page and the error code - 53 error. Have replace maintence kit - intake and fuser and memory cards. Same problem - according to manual this error should be 53 memory or 53 service not 53 error. Can someone tell what else I can do to solve this problem.

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Your post is correct that error 53 refers to bad memory board or at times defective SIMM only. Since you have replaced them and no change, you may want to try to do a Cold Reset of the printer. This is done by powering on the printer while holding down the GO or Online button. Additionally, you may want to check/reset your NVRAM settings which can be done manually through the Service Mode.

This page lists most of the HP Laser Printer error codes. This link displays most HP LaserJets - Cold Reset Instructions.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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