09-02-2010 07:13 PM
Anyway, that's my sitch, and I posted photos of the system above, let me know if you're bored enough to help out ... thanks Chris4, you rock!
09-02-2010 07:16 PM
01-11-2011 12:04 PM
01-21-2011 11:35 AM
The Universal PCL6 driver never asked us which port we wanted to use (as you said in step 2). Since your link was broken, we searched it on HP and downloaded it from here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
Is that the correct file?
We attached a paperclip to the silver prongs, turned the printer on, but it still says "HP" on the LCD. We are not prompted to download anything.
Any suggestions? Can you please help?
01-26-2011 07:22 AM
Chris â Thanks a million for posting this fix! I thought my 3055 was bricked. I had updated the firmware exactly as HP instructed, but got the dread â Hewlett-Packardâ on the display and the lockup. One deviation to your instructions on my Windows XP system â this would fit somewhere in step 10:
On powering up, the PC detected the USB connection and installed a virtual USB port. I opened the Universal Printer properties and changed the port from LPT1 to the virtual USB port. The firmware still would not install to the printer, so I unplugged the printer, connected the 2 prongs again on P19 (as marked on my board), plugged it back in and started it, then ran the firmware upgrade and it worked perfectly.
03-16-2011 10:35 PM
I have found easily P19 on board, checked if the jumper leads to the "Ready 2 Download" - everything seems to be working on that part of the restoring.
But no matter how I tried the update firmware program cann't communicate with printer. I removed many times old drivers etc. and install HP Universal PCL6 on the USB001 port (LPT not my case but tried it also).
I found one thing - when the printer turns on the unknown usb device appeared and no drivers cann't help. Tested it on the Win XP and Seven. Maybe the problem with that? So what can I do else?
03-18-2011 03:32 PM
03-19-2011 03:30 AM
04-24-2012 09:25 AM
The firmware update successfully bricked my printer. I found this how-to and worked successfully.
Mine was also labeled P19 and not J19. I tried to jump it with a paperclip but it did not work. I was able to use an old jumper off of an IDE drive that you used to set it as master or slave. It worked flawlessly and is easier than a wire.
I also had to change the PCL6 driver from LPT1 to the Virtual USB port to get it to work.
Thanks Chris for the post!
08-15-2013 07:17 PM - edited 08-17-2013 02:41 PM
The post above by Chris4 was helpful, but following them as instructed did not work on my LJ 3055. I needed to tweak the directions a bit in order to update the firmware. See this post for additional helpful information: http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Multifunction-and-All
For #2, load the driver and select Virtual Printer Port for USB as your port.
Follow all of the directions through #9, then disconnect USB cable from the computer. TURN ON PRINTER and you can verify that jumper to close J19/P19 connection is correctly installed. The 3055 will display "Ready to Download". TURN PRINTER OFF, BUT DO NOT REMOVE THE JUMPER CABLE.
Skip #10 and then follow #11 - run the firmware update by selecting the printer you previously set up manually at step #2. You can reconnect the USB cable from the printer to the computer but DO NOT TURN ON YOUR PRINTER.
Allow firmware to complete loading. You will see a happy face to indicate firmware has completed loading. If you check your printer tray, you will also see an item in the queue.
Now TURN ON PRINTER and the 3055 should display "Downloading", it will then take a few minutes to complete the cycle and the display will show "Erasing" then "Programming". The display will indicate when the firmware update has been completed. Essentially as per step #12 described by Chris4. NOW REMOVE JUMPER CABLE.
Then follow remaining steps suggested by Chris4. Note you can also put cover back on (don't forget to screw it back in), then reconnect the USB cable and continue to use the UPD driver installed in #2.
This worked for me and the printer now works perfectly again. So many hours wasted all because of erroneous firmware download from HP website. I am including the words HP LASERJET 3055 FIRMWARE UPDATE in the hopes anyone else who makes this mistake finds this post and can benefit from it. Good luck.