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Firmware for HP Laserjet 1220

I recently bought a new PC Formatter board from HP for my Laserjet 1220. Unfortunately it is shipped with an out of date firmware version and needs upgrading. The firmware is not available to download from the HP website, and HP support is not willing to supply it. Do you know of place where it can be donwloaded foc?

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    no firmware abalable on internet plz anybody help



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Nope. It is not available from the HP Authorized Serice Providers site and the manual has no mention of how to obtain the latest firmware.


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Try searching limewire or kazza you may get lucky with somebody shareing a download you need

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