05-29-2007 07:35 PM
05-31-2007 01:05 AM
Before you can send a firmware upgrade through the USB port, you need to know the name of the computer the printer is connected to, and you need to enable printer sharing. These steps are for WindowsÂ® XP. Other versions of Windows operating systems are similar, with slightly different operations.
How to find out the name of your computer:
Click the Start button, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then choose System Information.
You will find your computer's name in the right window-pane next to System Name.
Write down this name as it will be needed later.
How to share the connected printer:
Click the Start button, Settings, then Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the printer you need to send the upgrade to, then choose Sharing...
Choose the radio button labeled Share this printer.
Type a name for the share. Make it short and easy to remember.
Click Apply and write down the share name, as it will be needed later.
HP LaserJet mfp printer
How to send the firmware upgrade using a USB connection:
Open a DOS Command Prompt (in Windows NTÂ® 4.0, 2000, or XP, click Start, Run, then type CMD and press OK, or in Windows 9x click Start, Programs, Accessories, and then click MSDOS Prompt) and locate the directory where you saved the firmware file.
Type: copy /b filename \\computer name\share name For example: copy /b ljXXXXmfpfw_0X.00X.X.rfu \\computer1\HP LaserJet mfp printer
Hope this helped :-)
05-31-2007 01:13 AM
05-31-2007 01:20 AM
Click above link and select OS.
05-31-2007 01:20 AM
05-31-2007 01:48 AM
When the pop-ups appear, cancel all of them.
Download the driver you want from the link I posted (May 31, 2007 13:20:18 GMT). Save it in a folder you can easily find. Once the driver is saved, navigate to the folder where you saved it. Run (double-click) the *.exe file. Follow the on-screen instructions.
05-31-2007 01:55 AM
05-31-2007 02:04 AM
If it is a MAC, select MAC. If it is a Windows PC, select Windows and the correct version.
To see your Windows version info - open My Computer, click , then click .
You should download the Driver, since you already have the Firmware.
05-31-2007 02:07 AM
05-31-2007 02:10 AM
05-31-2007 02:13 AM
It covered that already.
Cancel any and all pop-ups that appear when you connect the USB cable to your PC.
Run the *.exe driver file.
05-31-2007 02:19 AM
05-31-2007 02:23 AM
Maybe try new thread with subject:
HP 4345 printer - Display panel light
05-31-2007 02:42 AM
After the printer driver is installed, it should then show up in your list of Printers and Faxes. Then you can share it.
01-04-2008 03:09 PM
Now, RL SMITH, HOW DO YOU UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE THROUGH THE USB?
Because even though you have it plugged into a PC on USB, your still technically doing it through the network according to those instructions. That is NOT what we want.
We want to be able to plug a laptop directly into the printer's USB port and send this firmware update directly from my laptop. Web JetAdmin does not allow you to do anything with a Printer that is connected DIRECTLY to your machine, only through other machines. WE need a solution for Printers that are connected DIRECTLY to ones PC.
I have tried sending the file through the USB using the DOS prompt but with new success. We need a solutions.
01-04-2008 06:24 PM
01-07-2008 09:37 AM
Now, when you plug the copier into a laptop, it does say the printer is there, but does not recongize the device 100% properly so the driver doesn't install properly.
Is there a Program out there to do this through the USB?
01-07-2008 10:23 AM
Best luck to you.
01-07-2008 10:45 AM
01-16-2008 03:01 AM
We had the same problem described in this post with an LJ P3005n, HP laserjet USB Upgrade. No LPT1 port, only USB and ethernet.
Here is my solution:
- Manually add a printer connected on the usb port USB001 and manually select your windows driver.
- Then share that printer, for example : \\computername\lj3005
- From a command line prompt type this: copy /b firmware.rfu \\computername\lj3005
It sends the firmware in the windows spool, but it still block at 64kb, until you reboot the printer.
When the printer powers on, it download the firmware and begins his upgrade process.
I hope it can help you.
02-20-2008 03:17 AM
so if someone have some idea, on upgrading new HP M4345 series, please post it.Thanks
07-09-2008 02:35 PM
In order to perform the the firmware upgrade first you need to download the file from hp.com > software and drivers > select download software, firmware > type the machine you got > select Cross Operating System and there you should see an option for your operating system.
Hit download. When the file is done downloading unzip the file and you would get two files a readme file and another one that ends on .rfu (this is the file we would send to the printer).
If you have the printer already installed you will need to go to your printers and faxes, do a right click on top of the driver and select properties. Inside properties select the sharing tab hit the option that says Share this printer. Note: PLEASE TYPE A SHARE NAME AND HAVE IT BE ONLY ONE WORD NO SPECIAL CHARACTERS. MAKE IT SHORT AND EASY TO REMEMBER. IT WOULD BE EASIER IF YOU JUST TYPE M4345.
Go to the port tab and make sure that port selected is USB or DOT.
Now hit apply, then OK. Under the driver you will see a small hand, that means that the printer is shared.
Now open a DOS command prompt (in Windows 2000, or XP, click start > Run > type cmd > press ok.
On the command prompt type copy /b filename \\computer name\share name
Note: filename would be the name of the .rfu file, in windows XP or prev versions you can just drag and drop the .rfu file and the folder path would appear.
After this hit enter.
The path will look something like
C:\Documents and Settings\espinoem>copy /b C:\ljM4345mfppfw_48.061.8\ljM4345mfpfw_48_061_9.cu
1 file(s) copied.
Note: the firmware process will cause the LaserJet to reboot. Once the device is up and running it is recomended to print a configuration page and confirm the firmware has been restored
07-09-2008 08:30 PM
if you have a HP 4345 printer, and download the firmware, upload the firmware, and everything will be ok. But uploading model HP 4345M ..... M model, with the same firmware its not correct. you will kill the formatter. And HP still doesnt have firmware for the new series. i am working on these almost two years, and it happends twice, upgradeing the firmware with the newer version, or upgradeing the newer printers with older firmware will kill the formatter. it happends twice to me, so you can try and see.
07-10-2008 05:09 PM
Also I will like to recomend you a trick. If you have any kind of MFP that shows a send rfu file by USB port and is one of the old series. By old series I mean that the formatter has a flash card not embered. You can take it out and instead of flashing by USB port the firmware you can just copy a firmware from any other MFP.
Example if you have a 4730 with the message and you have a 4345 up and running, you can place the 4730's flash card on the second slot of the 4345 formatter and copy the firmware. Then place it back into the 4730 and by network send the rfu file. This is a saftest procedure.
Regarding the M series and CM series unfurtunetly they have the flash card embered so if the firmware by usb port does not works the only alternative is to replace the formatter, and there is no other thing that can be done.