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Understanding Your HP LaserJet: A Comprehensive Guide to Common Error Codes

July 27, 2023
Understanding Your HP Laserjet A Comprehensive Guide To Common Error Codes Understanding Your HP Laserjet A Comprehensive Guide To Common Error Codes

Have you ever been in the middle of an important print job, only to have your HP LaserJet printer flash an error code at you? Suddenly you're left wondering what went wrong and how to fix it. Even though your printer can't speak, these error codes are its way of telling you exactly what it needs.

In the world of HP LaserJet printers, error codes can pop up for a variety of reasons. It could be something as simple as the printer warming up, or as complicated as a malfunctioning fuser. Navigating these codes may seem daunting at first, but understanding them is key to maintaining the health and longevity of your printer.

In this blog post, we'll demystify these cryptic messages by providing a comprehensive guide to the most common error codes for HP LaserJet printers. By understanding these codes, you'll be able to respond quickly and effectively to keep your printer running smoothly. Let's dive in!

  • Error 02 (Warming Up): The printer is warming up and not yet ready to print.
  • Error 10 (Supplies Memory Error): The printer has a problem with the toner cartridge chip.
  • Error 11 (Paper Out): The printer is out of paper.
  • Error 12 (Open or No EP): The top cover is open or no toner cartridge is installed.
  • Error 13 (Paper Jam): Paper is stuck in the printer's mechanism.
  • Error 14 (No EP Cartridge): No toner cartridge installed.
  • Error 20 (Memory Overflow): Job memory has exceeded printer memory capacity.
  • Error 21 (Print Overrun): The print job is too complex for the printer's capacity.
  • Error 22 (I/O Configuration): Communication problem between the printer and the computer.
  • Error 30 (PS Error): Problem with the print job, likely PDF related.
  • Error 40 (Data Transfer Error): Problem with the printer cable or the network.
  • Error 41 (Temporary Print Engine Error): The printer has experienced a temporary printer engine error.
  • Error 50 (Service): Malfunctioning fuser.
  • Error 51 (Beam Detect): The printer has a problem with the laser scanner.
  • Error 52 (Scanner Error): The laser scanner is not working properly.
  • Error 54 (Printer Error Cycle Power): An error has occurred in the printer’s power.
  • Error 55 (Internal Communication Problem): The printer has a communication problem.
  • Error 56 (Printer Device Error): A printer device error has occurred.
  • Error 57 (Service): Usually related to the gears or fans.
  • Error 58 (Printer Memory Error): The printer has encountered a memory error.
  • Error 59 (Motor Error): The printer has a motor error.
  • Error 60 (Motor Error): The printer has a motor service error.
  • Error 62 (Memory Error): The printer has experienced an internal memory error.
  • Error 63 (Memory Error): A memory error occurred during the operation.
  • Error 64 (Scan Buffer Error): The scan buffer has encountered an error.
  • Error 65 (Scan Buffer Error): A scan buffer service error occurred.
  • Error 66 (External Paper Handling Device Error): The printer has detected a problem with an external paper handling device.
  • Error 68 (Permanent Storage Full): The printer’s permanent storage is full.
  • Error 79 (Service): A network print server failure occurred.
  • Error 80 (EIO Error): The EIO (External Input/Output) card in the printer is faulty.

These error codes can be specific to different models, and some may not apply to every printer in the LaserJet line. Always refer to the specific user manual or contact HP's official support resources for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Navigating the sea of error codes may initially seem like a daunting task, but understanding these alerts is a powerful tool in maintaining your HP LaserJet printer's performance and longevity. With this comprehensive guide to common error codes, you are now equipped to tackle these issues head-on, minimize your printer downtime, and get back to your important tasks faster.

Remember, while this guide provides a basic understanding of common error codes, it does not replace the expertise of a trained professional. If you encounter persistent or complicated issues with your printer, don't hesitate to reach out to professional technicians or HP's official support.

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Keep this guide handy for when those pesky error codes flash on your screen, and remember, every problem has a solution. Stay productive, and happy printing!