New machine, replacing one that was identical but old. I accidentally damaaged the old machine. New machine is hooked up, I checked all connections, even made sure the USB went directly into the computer (rather than hub). Using Macintosh system 10.4. The Mac will print fine on my connected Canon. I used the same connection and USB cable to hook to the HP. Still get "printer not responding." None of the idiot lights go on. The only light that goes on is "green" (as in "good"). The "test page" comes out fine. I can't think of anything else to try. It's the same printer driver as I've had - from either Brother or included in the Mac OS software. I'm using a dual (motorola) processor 2.5 G Macintosh with 2 gigs of RAM, and not having any other problems. (Over 100 gigs free space on hard disk.) Very frustrated.
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When you say :"identical" do you mean the same unit, or another unit of the same model? I experienced the same issue after moving, with a new "identical" model modem/router provided by the ISP. Until the provider replaced the router with another "identical" one I couldn't get the wireless printer (HP in my case) to connect no matter what I did either using the WPS function or entering my network settings manually. Other wireless devices worked okay.
If you replaced the drum with a new one, then a special plastic piece with slots in it will be ejected. This will reset the "Replace Drum" message. Now the light print is probably due to the toner needing replacing. When you put in a new drum, it needs new toner too. Unfortunately, most people replace the toner into the old drum, which does no good and becomes wasted. NEW DRUM NEW TONER. Now if you have replaced the old drum with another old drum, you won't get the reset done properly and the new drum won't load any toner either. Perhaps you accidentally removed the plastic sheet when you replaced the drum? Well then, find the piece and run it through the paper feed, it will then reset. Best of luck
Unfortunately, the printer manufacturers want to make money selling cartridges. So they add little things that tell the printer if this is a genuine cartridge from the manufacturer. The alternate brands can not always keep up with this coding. Before you give up, try reseating the new cartridge. Otherwise, try the manufacturer's exact replacement cartridge.
I had the same problem after I accidentally pulled the power cord out of the printer - it turned out to be the firewall on my PC, when the printer reconnected to the wireless network it got a new IP address and the firewall was blocking incoming messages from it.
Was the replacement remote identical to the original one; or, does it need to be programmed. Also, if your replaced your old remote because it was not working, it might be that the IR sensor on your TV is bad.