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  1. Press ENTER to clear the message.
  2. Allow the device to finish the job, or press CANCEL to cancel the job.
  3. Lower the USB speed on the product by turning off "High Speed USB". Following are instructions on how to do this from the Secondary Service Menu:
    1. To access the Secondary Service Menu press the Menu button.
    2. Now press the #2 button and use the < arrow to navigate to the High Speed USB selection.
    3. Press Enter and then use the arrow key to go to Off and press Enter again.
    4. Press the Cancel button twice to exit the Secondary Service Menu.
  4. If the error continues to persist, contact Hewlett-Packard for technical support to troubleshoot the problem

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