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HP 2605dn stopped working red light on.

I tried printing a PDF file with a lot of color and detail and got an error message on the computer and the printer red and green light is on. The status screen on the printer just shows "Hewlett-Packard" I've unplugged the network cable and power and turned it on and off with no results. Also, there is no blinking light where the network cable plugs in.

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SOURCE: We have four computers, 3 Macs and a PC networked

You should update your printers firmware and reload both Mac and windows drivers for the same printer. I look at this as more of a driver problem. Firmware and drivers can be located here. If problem persists, try to approach this instance by using the elimination method. remove pc from network, test with only macs connected. then remove macs and test with only PC connected. then finnaly, install this printer directly to pc and test the performance and then directly on one of the macs and test.


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