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By Rojiru ·
I have a HP LJ 5 printer that powers up to the point of 'initializing' being displayed on the display. It stops at this point. I have disconnected from computer and cycled power, but this did not help. I have reseated the simm, power up with cable disconnected. Still the same. The printer was working, until such time that I powered off the printer to re-route the cable. After this it would not completely power up.

This printer was connected at one time as a serial printer, but I switched it over to parallel now.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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by alexwva In reply to HP LJ 5

I also had a problem with an HP LJ5. I also rerouted a cable but unfortunately my predecessor had it the cable routed on a heating register with an exposed phone line. Well, the two touched and shorted out the motherboard section of the printer. Replaced the motherboard and I'm working on the printer. That's only 1 of alot of scenarios. Also check your printer setup. If it's still set to serial port, make sure you have changed it to the parallel port. Any printer problem is tricky because thereare alot of variables involved ( in my case, exposed wires, etc.). Also have you changed out the cable? If I'm not mistaken you might need a Centronics cable to hook to the parallel port of the printer. The HP 5 has two different connections (one for serial and another for parallel). Like I said, printer problems are tricky.

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by Dachshund In reply to HP LJ 5

If the printer was working before you re-routed the cable, disconnect the cable and then see if it gets beyond the "initializing" stage. If it does, suspect the cable.

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by wat In reply to HP LJ 5

THE FORMATTER (MOTHERBOARD) IS DEFECTIVE. OR
THE DC CONTROLLER IS DEFECTIVE. OR
THE POWER SUPPLY IS DEFECTIVE.
IN THAT ORDER.

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