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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Did you test the multi function switch? Sometimes they're bad right from the box. Also verify the new switch against the old switch and make sure they're identical. Finally make sure that you didn't accidentally dislodge any of the wires going to the switch. I accidentally pulled one of the wires out just enough that it lost contact.. After pushing on all of the wires I was able to reseat the wires. Good luck.
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.