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Sharp AR-C260M stuck on initializing print controller please wait? just started, removed Printer controll board and cleaned and reinstalled, checked connectivity of cat5 cable and cannot ping printer though port is oprn on PN running XPPro OS SP3.

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Your AR-P16 or P16N print controller is broken or needs a firmware flash.

Posted on Feb 09, 2011

  • unkl foddy Feb 10, 2011

    Since you have to have the controller running to do the firmware flash, you're stuck in a Catch-22. Best bet is to try replacing the flashrom, otherwise you may be SOL. I've seen a half-dozen of these controllers fail over 4 years.


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