Question about HP LaserJet P1505n Printer
Hmmm. Reset the Firmware with the Firmware reset tool. Available from HP's Website
Posted on May 31, 2019
when you lift the cover on the back of the printer there is a thin plastic sensor very delicate normally black in colour which detects whether there is paper in the tray or not.that sensor is slightly moved from its orignal position or broken , so this problem is coming.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Hi john, try updating your printer drivers:
Create a new folder on your desktop and name it newhpdrivers(substitute your manufacturer in new name). Un-intall printer and printer software completely. Go to manufacturers website and navigate to their drivers/downloads or support menu. Select your model, choose the relevant software and download to the new folder you created on your desktop(watch for the light yellow bar at the top of window viewing pane, click on this and choose – download file - . Power down your computer. Reconnect the printer to the computer and turn printer on. Power on pc. Windows will detect new hardware and ask if you have the manufacturers install cd or a location to check for install files. Direct the wizard to your new software, follow the rest of the setup instructions and your done.
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Posted on Oct 18, 2008
There are a number of possible causes but none are realistically fixable as your printer is more than ten years old now and has far exceeded it's design life. If you're lucky then it's just a broken microswitch.
If you want to try and see if the fault is a simple one then you'll need to remove the casing and watch the machine as it tries to operate. What follows is based on the very closely related Deskjet 880c, but yours comes apart almost identically.
You'll need a torx driver with small sized torx bits (sorry, I don't recall the exact size) and a small flat-bladed screwdriver. You'll also need paper towels and an anti-static wristband. You may also need a continuity tester to check any suspect microswitches but it's often obvious if they're broken simply be the feel of the operating button when pressed.
Disconnect the machine from the power supply and open the lid. You'll see two torx screws which you need to remove. Turn the machine over and you'll see that at each endthere are plastic tongues which have clipped into the metal chassis. Use your flat-bladed screwdriver to carefully push these inwards and at the same time ease the end cases of the machine away from the main body of the machine. keep a careful eye out for any obstructions and be aware that the right hand end case (as viewed from the front) will have wired connections which you must be careful not to strain. If there are any loose/broken parts then put them to one side.
As the right cover comes off, be prepared for many years of inky goo. If it gets on your hands they'll be stained for a few days, so use the paper towelling. This goo is the residue left from every time the printer has been through a cleaning cycle and when it discharges ink whilst priming new cartridges before first use. If the goo is everywhere, then give up and bin the machine. It won't be worth the mess and effort to clean up all of the delicate working parts which probably won't work afterwards anyway.
If you had any loose parts then now is the time to see where they came from: detective skills are useful! If the broken part held a moving component then assess whether it can be glued or replaced by a bit of lateral thinking.
Now reconnect the power supply (it's a low voltage from a transformer, so is safe) and check the printer operation. Parts which may be causing the problem are normally things like microswitches, dislodged springs, broken spring locating tabs, dislodged/broken drivebands or failed motors.
Personally though, unless you like finding out how stuff works then just bin the printer. I've had dozens of free printers and multifunction devices from Yahoo FreeCycle over the last year and many work perfectly or have a really easy to fix fault (such as Epsons which need the service indicator resetting and maybe ink pads replaced). I take them, repair them and re-offer them on FreeCycle or sell them if i've any money tied up in repairing them. Older HP's are generally extremely reliable (my Deskjet 880c has had thirteen years of fairly heavy use and going strong) but when they fail it's normally for a really good and non fixable problem.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
I also have this problem. Sometimes powering it off/on fixed it temporarily, but it always did it again before long. I gave up after about 2 months and bought a new printer.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
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