asked Jan 4, 2013 at 8:03am
Hp HP DeskJet Plus

Network card + Swapping HP Laserjet 4 Plus


I was about to post a question, but I just fixed-my-own-printer this very moment.


I just swapped my HP LaserJet 4 Plus for an identical newly reconditioned one. I expected to just switch them and do nothing else (driver and cable all the same).

HOWEVER I could send no data to the printer! Then I saw that the new printer had an additional network card plugged in the back (with coaxial and ethernet ports). I yanked that out and voila everything's working.

So point is, I guess, that if the network card is plugged in, you either need to actually use it, or take it out.

Anyways just some info for future people.


(On my 4th HP LaserJet 4 Plus... workhorse...)