normally I don't post firmware updates for printers. but this printer series is so good, and the firmware update is difficult enough to require instructions, I just had to put this on a web page.
- slow printer (I don't see it running any faster, but that's what the guy said)
- when printer is connected through network (wired or wireless), sometimes doesn't wakeup. workaround is to turn the printer on or cycle the power on the printer, which causes the print heads to do the regular auto-head-clean.
how to do the firmware update
equipment you will need:
- your router
- your computer
- extra ethernet cable
- at least 1 sheet of paper in the printer
my printer happened to have a necessary firmware update.
it wasn't waking up from sleep sometimes on wireless/networing. this was supposed to fix that.
hook up the printer using ethernet cable to router.
in printer properties pick ports, configure port, and it finds the address of the printer automatically for you. (nice!)
then look at the ip address and remember it, because you can't copy and paste it.
pull up a browser and go to that ip address, login if you have to.
look at the printer info and examine or print out the printer firmware version.
go to the hp site and then look in drivers and downloads and look in firmware.
put in your specific hp model number, like a909 (that's what mine is) or CBB23A or something specific like that.
download the fw update and save.
turn your printer on and make sure you have at least 1 sheet of paper in the printer. then execute the program.
your firewall is going to complain about it accessing the internet.
tell firewall to allow access.
once it is running, it should show your printer selected.
process should take 30-45 minutes and printer will come up once and then after a few seconds it will print out a page and then it is done.