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HP LaserJet 1600 Printer - Firmware Updates

NOTE: Before running a firmware update, turn off the HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer, and then turn it on again.

Firmware update by using flash executable

The configuration page lists the firmware version of the printer. On flash-memory-based printers, you can update the firmware code by downloading the latest flash executable for the printer and running the program according to the readme instructions that come with it. If the firmware should become corrupted or fail (usually because of an interruption when attempting to update the firmware), the printer may no longer function. If updated firmware becomes available, you can download the firmware update flash executable for the HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer from the following Web site:

http://www.hp.com/support/clj1600

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Performing a firmware update

Firmware updates can be performed if the printer is directly connected through a USB cable.

Firmware update instructions for a direct connection

You need the following items in order to update the firmware for your HP Color LaserJet 1600 series printer.

  • Flash firmware .EXE file

  • The HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer driver installed so that you can send print jobs to the printer.

Follow these instructions to complete the firmware update.

  1. Print a Self Test/Configuration page by pressing the Select button on the printer control panel to enter the Main Menu. Press the Select button again to enter the Reports Menu, use the right or left arrow buttons to navigate to the Config Report, and then press the Select button. The Self Test/Configuration page will print. Under the Product Information heading note the Firmware Version. This version will change after you have successfully completed the firmware update.

  2. Verify that Ready message appears on the printer control panel display.

  3. On your computer, locate the .EXE firmware file.

  4. Double-click the .EXE firmware file. The following dialog box appears.

    Figure 1: Firmware update dialog box

  5. Click the down arrow next to the Select Printer to Update drop-down list and select the HP Color LaserJet 1600.

    Figure 2: Select printer dialog box

  6. Click Start to begin the update process.

    CAUTION: Interrupting the firmware update process by turning the printer off and then turning it on again or by attempting to send a print job to the printer might cause the printer to go into an unrecoverable state.
  7. If the frown face icon appears in the dialog box, an error has occurred.

    Figure 3: Frown face icon

    Check to make sure printer is on and in a Ready state. Verify that you can send print jobs to the printer, and then try again to perform the firmware update.

  8. The upgrade process is complete when the happy-face icon appears in the dialog box.

    Figure 4: Happy-face icon

  9. Click Exit to close the dialog box.

  10. Turn the printer off and then turn it on again.

  11. Print a Self Test/Configuration page by pressing the Select button on the printer control panel to enter the Main Menu. Press the Select button again to enter the Reports Menu, use the right or left arrow buttons to navigate to the Config Report, and then press the Select button. The Self Test/Configuration page will print. Locate the Firmware Version section under the Product Information heading and verify that the version has changed.

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