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My hp laserjet 3030 keeps reading 79 error power on power off


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79 errors are often fatal. Your only hope is to get it back to READY, then update the firmware before it reverts back to 79 ERROR. The other option is to replace the formatter, but it would be about the same cost to replace the whole machine.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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Methods to Fix Error Code 79:
Method 1: Unplug the power cable
You need to make sure that HP service Error 79 is installed properly. Sometimes disconnecting the power source may solve this error. You have to unplug the power cable to apply this method. Follow the steps mentioned below to proceed:
· Disconnect the HP LaserJet Printer 3050 Power cable
· Wait for at least 2 to 3 minutes
· Connect your power cable again
· Check if the error is resolved. In case if the error still persists, you can try using the next method.
Method 2: Perform other tasks
Step 1: Network replacement
Replace your network cable and the cycle power
Step 2: Removal of Network
Try removing the network and the cycle power
Step 3: Remove the DIMMs of the Printer
Try removing DIMMs for once and the cycle power
Step 4: Test the motherboard of the printer
To test the motherboard, you will have to print by using parallel interface through parallel cable.
Step 5: Cold reset
When the network is removed, perform a Cold Reset in the printer
When the network cable is removed and the problem still persists, try replacing the Network or EIO Card
Step 7: Replace the DIMMs Firmware of the printer
Next, you will have to perform the action of replacing the DIMMs Firmware
Step 8: Try replacing Formatter Board
If the error still exists, users can replace the Formatter Board of the Printer
Method 3: To fix Error 79 Error, Update the Drivers of HP LaserJet Printer
Often the old drivers in HP LaserJet Printers may cause the difficulties. Therefore it is important to update the printer drivers on time.
The above-mentioned methods will surely help in troubleshooting this error. If you still find this error in your HP LaserJet Printer, then you will be required professional help.
Get in touch with us via HP service Error 79 Technical Support Number for the right assistance. Website: HP 79 service Error

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A solution:
  • Unplug
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  • While holding down both buttons, turn power on
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2. Simultaneously press then release the * button and the # button to enter the Developer's
3. Press the < or > button until the message REINIT FFS appears on the second line of the
control-panel display.
4. Press MENU/ENTER.
5. The process takes approximately 2.5 minutes. During that time, the control-panel display
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Remove and replace the side covers again. One of them (I think right) has a tab that pushes an interconnect lever that if not reinstalled correctly or carefully will cause this error.

Here's the HP Service manual to walk you through it again.


Hope this helps you.

Error 79

Error 79 -product has experienced an internal firmware error Solution-disconnect power cord wait at least 30second ,then reconnect the power cord wait for product to intialize.If error persisit upgrade firmware
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