varun_deb

asked Feb 4, 2011 at 8:55pm
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Hp 4525N error 49.ff03 device failure

hi all new to this forum , my printer started throwing up 49.ff03 device failure, did cold reset, NVRAM iNIT, but still same problem , can i request some help. I will be grateful.
49.FF03
That is generally a network error or internal firmware error due to the fact that the device could not complete or understand an operation.

From a computer operating system point of view it is a general error. In most cases you restart the device if that does not resolve it you may reset the device, if that does not resolve it you examine your current firmware and consider an update based on that.
by moe on Feb 4, 2011 at 9:09pm Add comment
thanks for a speedy reply. How do i update a recent firmware when the device is not only booting up or showing in pc. Is there a way to bypass network & boot the device. I read it somewhere but i have forgotten . awaiting reply
by varun_deb on Feb 4, 2011 at 9:15pm Add comment
Someone on one of the the other sites gave a good description of a firmware error. The printer is suffering from indigestion. Your issue could be as simple as a bad job in the printq trying to print so each time you turn the printer off and then back on the job tries to print again and you get the same error. First disconnect the network cable and turn on the printer. Do you get the error? If not the issue is a job and you need to go to the server or each computer and clear the printq. Then reconnect the cable and see if you still get the error. Odds are you will not.
by dmzcompute on Feb 5, 2011 at 9:00am Add comment
well i disconnected all cables, but the error is still there. i even tried the baking method wherein i had put the formatter at 250 deg for 9 minutes. still the error is there. I understand that it is a network error. does any one has any idea how to bypass the network while the printer is booting??? I even had the formatter bty short. Still the error stays. Req please guide,
by varun_deb on Feb 5, 2011 at 10:37am Add comment
First off baking this formatter will not fix a firmware error. Since you mention 250 degrees, lets hope that was F and not C. If 250C you may have destroyed the board. All that said if the unit is not under warranty you need to try to do a firmware upgrade using the usb port on the printer. If the computer sees the printer on the usb and you have drivers loaded for the printer you should be able to do the update. If you know the ip address of the printer you could try to ftp the address and if a port1 shows up you should be able to drag and drop the firmware upgrade into port1 which should then update the firmware. The error is not a network error but a firmware error with the operating system of the printer. To ftp to the printer just type in the address bar ftp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and substitute the ip address for the x's. If port1 shows up you are in luck and then download if you have not done so already the latest firmware for you operating system, go to the file while keeping port1 open on the desktop and drag the file to port1. Very easy to do.
by dmzcompute on Feb 5, 2011 at 3:40pm Add comment
thanks dmz, first let me tell you even after baking the formatter is working. but i have performed cold reset as well as NVRAM INIT, so will the old ip remain?? or will the printer have some default IP . If so what is the default IP for the printer. Thanks in advance for helping
by varun_deb on Feb 5, 2011 at 7:55pm Add comment
The cold reset and nvram reset probably set the printer back to dhcp or bootp so the printer if the nic card is working is probably getting a new ip address from your router or server. If your network is small you can download a program call netscan.exe (just do a google search) and run the program having it scan your network frame for your computer's address like the last digits from 1-255 and see if a device shows up which may be your printer. With the error I assume you can not print a config page so that will be the only way or trying the usb cable. When you turn on the printer you will have to wait about 3 minutes after the error comes up to give time for the nic card to find the next available ip address.
by dmzcompute on Feb 6, 2011 at 12:56am Add comment
The cold reset and nvram reset probably set the printer back to dhcp or bootp so the printer if the nic card is working is probably getting a new ip address from your router or server. If your network is small you can download a program call netscan.exe (just do a google search) and run the program having it scan your network frame for your computer's address like the last digits from 1-255 and see if a device shows up which may be your printer. With the error I assume you can not print a config page so that will be the only way or trying the usb cable. When you turn on the printer you will have to wait about 3 minutes after the error comes up to give time for the nic card to find the next available ip address.
by dmzcompute on Feb 6, 2011 at 12:57am Add comment
fine i will try this tomorrow in office & get back to you , thanks a lot for taking out time & giving me solutions .
by varun_deb on Feb 6, 2011 at 2:02am Add comment
Hello friend I am having the same issue in CP 4025, please if you have solve this , please tell me step by step i will be thank full, have a nice day
by pkasad on Jul 28, 2012 at 12:16am Add comment
We are having the same problem, has anyone found a solution?
by unknown on Jan 2, 2013 at 6:13am Add comment
Nope still awaiting solution, thought of changing formatter board , but some expert told me that its a blind guess, may work may not work
by unknown on Jan 2, 2013 at 6:49am Add comment
please how can solve this problem Hp 4525N error 49.ff03 device failure
by unknown on Feb 1, 2013 at 2:29am Add comment
-I have an hp color laserjet cp4525 error code 49.ffo3.
-I´m try update firmware but it's still problem .
-please help
by unknown on Sep 19, 2013 at 9:08pm Add comment
Replace the formatter board. I had the same problem and luckily had another 4525 around and when i swapped the board worked like a charm
by unknown on May 27, 2015 at 2:09am Add comment