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Old 08-23-2009, 07:18 AM   #3
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Given that it's printing via the USB port, I suspect that the ethernet card in the printer is not working properly...either it has died completely or something is maybe loose--have you moved the printer recently so that maybe the board might be loose?
More or less my conclusion as well, but the printer has not been moved at all, ever, since I got it.

However, it is not connected to the surge-protection thing (can’t be, or shouldn’t be because of the way laser printers work, by surging). We have had a lot of lightning lately. I think that is far-fetched possibility, but we did have a close strike a few weeks ago that knocked out the cable and TV signal temporarily (but did not even dim the lights).

I can call a computer service place to ask what they would charge to check out the ethernet circuitry; or just use the printer on USB for a while to see how inconvenient it is. (I sometimes print from the laptop, but could probably work by thumb drive without much difficulty.)

   
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