unknownasked Mar 27, 2001 at 6:47am
HP 4050TN 79.00 FE error
A reliable tech has told me he has experienced the same thing, and is baffled, as he has tried a new envelope feeder, new DC supply, and new main board.
Has anyone else experienced this? What seems to work?
Ihope this is of some help to you.
Always make sure it's not just a bad print job causing the error.
If you get the same problems, then I'm afraid it is a formatter change.
The JetDirect can cause 79 errors, so if the printer works with it removed and fails with it installed then it still might be the JetDirect.
The 4050TN would have shipped with either a JetDirect 600N or 605N, I'm not sure which, it's possible that a 615N is installed.
The 79 error is one of the known issues with the 615N.
If the card happens to be a 615N HP is still sending free replacements.
If the garbage is removed from the print queue BEFORE power up and doesn't cause a 49 error and the printer becomes ready.and then a subsequent print command causes a 79, I would have to look to the formatter being at fault.
Thats the reasoning behind the response that I gave.
79 errors are as rare as hens teeth in my world, I've probably seen 2 79 errors in 8 years of the 4000 series and both required a formatter change. However, I'm still learning.........
Its however easy to clear by doing a cold reset it'll take care of it (5 for 5 so far from the few times I got a call on it). I can't remember if you need to pull the feeder off or leave it in though.
Power down the printer & remove the network card (if it even has one), hold down the green GO button & power on, let go when it says cold reset on the display, after it comes ready turn off and add the network card back in.
In order to fix the 79.00FE printer error, first you have to print a configuration page. Then remove the jet direct and power on while holding the go button down on the printer. After display reads offline, the reset process is complete. After the cold reset, remove the jet direct card and see if the 79.00FE error goes away. If the 79.00FE error appears before a job is sent then it may be the DIMMS, try removing them to see if the error persists. get more help to fix 79.00FE erorr............. http://printers.iyogi.com/errors/printer-error-494c02.html
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When I replaced the card with another, the issues stopped.
I did try..
1. Disconnecting power and ethernet cables
2. Removing the "600n"
3. Holding the GO button while powering on to COLD RESET
With card out, no error showed up.
With card in, no error showed up.
The error did not appear until someone tried to actually PRINT to the printer. Once I replaced the card, the errors stopped.
Hope this helps someone.
I got this error today while printing a brochure from a pdf. A page stuck in the printer which I removed but I had to power off the printer and restart. Same happened at the same page (sheet 17). The I started the print job from the sheet 17 on. Same happened. I printed the the remaining job w/o sheet 17. That worked. Now I printed sheet 17 alone. Worked also. I suppose that the HP4050 got some complex data which it could not manage.