asked May 5, 2012 at 11:44am
Hp HP LaserJet 2430N

Laserjet 2430n with NO IP ADDRESS

Hello everyone ..... I've got a nice working LaserJet 2430n except for one small issue. It doesn't seem to have an IP address. This is the "n" model (2430n) and from what I can find in HP literature, the built-in JetDirect should spring to life once plugged into a network. This is a new network and consists only of a new Dell Windows 7 machine and a 3com switch connected to an SMC/Comcast router. The PC has internet access and the 2430n has a link indication but I see no traffic activity. If I print a configuration page (only 1 page, not 2 as referenced in some on-line directions), no IP Address is listed.
Any thoughts?????
the well known hp's "bad solder syndrome" maybe? have you heard of the "bake in oven at 180 deg C for 8 min" trick? perhaps give that a go and see if it works.
by seriously on May 5, 2012 at 2:45pm Add comment
I agree. Nothing to lose by baking the formatter. I've resurrected many of them. If you're in the US, it translates to 375F. I crumple up some aluminum foil into balls and put one under each corner of the board on a cookie sheet. Component side goes up. If there is any removable black plastic parts on the board, pop them off or they will melt. Everything else is made to withstand the heat. One more piece of advice, if you're doing it in the kitchen oven and there's a wife, wait until she's not home. Also open all the windows as it will stink up the house.
by moe on May 5, 2012 at 5:34pm Add comment
I am familiar with bad solder issues, just didn't know they applied to this printer series. I don't suppose it's limited to a specific area or component I could touch up with a heat gun? Just a thought.... thanks for the advise & escpecially the wife out of the house tip!
by john744 on May 6, 2012 at 1:08pm Add comment
I've never tried it on that series, but it's a no cost repair and can't make anything worse. The component in question would be the big square IC chip. I used to use a heat gun, but found it didn't work as well or last as long as oven baking.
by moe on May 6, 2012 at 2:50pm Add comment
i don't know if moe has come across it before but i haven't. not being common doesn't mean it won't happen. i was just throwing the idea out there just in case it helps. it's your call on this one, sorry.
by seriously on May 6, 2012 at 2:54pm Add comment