02-15-2008 02:14 AM
Is there a way to fix it - perhaps with cold reset? I couldn't find anywhere how to perform it neither on this site, nor in the user manual. Have tried several times with pressing the OK button while turning on, but then it just turns on all lights and displays nothing.
07-13-2008 05:08 AM
Can anybody send instructions how to fix this problem?
07-13-2008 07:50 AM
11-10-2008 09:07 PM
I know how to solve this problem.
First you must turn your printer on and if it shows "Firmware Corrupt Ready 2 Download", that's what we need.
If LCD screen is blank, then clear all tasks for this printer and delete its driver from "Printers and Faxes". Now turn it off and on again. Do it untill "Firmware Corrupt Ready 2 Download" shows.
When we see "Firmware Corrupt Ready 2 Download" we should do as follows:
1) TURN PRINTER'S POWER OFF
(USB should stay connected)
2) Delete installed driver (if exists)
3) Manually install driver for your printer
(When choosing port, use one of "Virtual Printer Ports for USB" which is your printer connected to)
4) Run firmware update program from HP Support web page
(PRINTER IS OFF)
5) In firmware update program's window choose your printer (manually installed) and press "Send Firmware" button
6) Wait for firmware to be completely sent to your printer's task window
7) TURN YOUR PRINTER ON
8) First you will see "Firmware Corrupt Ready 2 Download" message. If there is no such message, turn off and on again untill it shows. Then message will change to "Downloading...", "Erasing..." and "Programming..."
9) When all this operations end, printer'll ask you to turn it off and on.
That's all. No need to contact HP Support or buy any parts.
P.S. While "Downloading...", "Erasing..." or "Programming...", printer may hang. It's not fatal. Just repeat all operations again.
To prevent hangs use quality USB cable when updating firmware.
P.P.S. Sorry for bad english. I'm russian...
07-16-2009 08:39 PM
Any ideas on what to do?
07-20-2009 09:30 PM
Next I try to fix it with the way that Kodi@k says. But it hangs every time. And now it shows only
What can I do, before take it to HP service?
09-17-2009 01:46 PM
HP M1522 worked fine for 9 months, then freezes after 10m of use each time.
thats why I update the firmware from 2008 to the newest 20090403.
the update process hang during the diplay indicated "erasing". I tured off/on the printer.
"Ready 2 Download"
I deinstalled the Software, rebooted.
Started the Softare installtion until the message apperas "turn the printer on"
After turning on,
contine the install process was not possible because the installing software didn't recognize the USB printer.
I guess I have no chance?
09-18-2009 06:13 AM
09-18-2009 06:17 AM
PRINTER MUST BE OFF!!!
2) Delete installed driver
3) MANUALLY install driver for your turned off printer.
MANUALLY choose port. Use one of "Virtual Printer Ports for USB" which is your printer connected to.
(PRINTER STILL OFF)
4) Run firmware update Installation program from HP Support web page
(PRINTER STILL OFF)
5) In firmware update Installation program's window choose your printer (manually installed) and press "Send Firmware" button
6) Wait for firmware to be completely sent to your printer's task window.
7) TURN YOUR PRINTER ON
In your case it MUST help!
03-24-2010 04:47 AM
Did you recommend anything?
08-13-2011 02:11 PM
My printer locked up and would never display the message "Firmware Corrupt Ready 2 Download" I then opened up the side of the printer on the motherboard short the 2 pins on P111 then booted the printer. After that I was able to load the Firmware update following "Kodiak" script.
Also I found this printer can be replace at HP for $69 for a refurbished one. This is because they have had so many problem with it.
call HP at 1800-HP-invent
another company clams it's free
10-12-2012 01:43 AM - edited 10-12-2012 01:55 AM
Many, many thanks to our friend Kodiak, he saved money and headaches to all of us who had a fault "Firmware Corrupt, Ready 2 Download"!!!
His explanation was so precise and confident, so I had no doubt it should fix the problem.
I tried several times without success, then used another computer without any other print drivers, also took a good USB cable. Finally it happen exactly as described by Kodiak!
Kodiak, friend, you are great!!!
04-23-2013 06:22 AM
i just wanna ask you that my printer it stopped on Hewlett-Packard and can't go on , all that hasppend after i update the framware it start with erasing and then programming and didn't complete so i turn it off and when i turn it on again that (Hewlett-Packard) is show on printer screen and no Continue
what can i do??
10-21-2013 06:12 PM
My printer shows "Firmware corrupt ready 12 download". I thought that bey uninstalling the printer and then reinstalling it it would resolve the problem. Now I cannot even install the printer and yet the printer shows still the same message. What do I do now to clear the printer and reinstall the printer?
01-04-2014 11:48 PM - edited 01-06-2014 01:03 AM
I have hp printer model m451nw i read your forum regarding about the problem of my hp printer in the pinter dialog box saying that firmware ready 2 dowload. I try your instructions how to update the firmware but until only in the erasing i tried sevelar time but unfortunetly until only in erasing . I'am hoping for your positive response on this matter thank you and God bless!...