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HP Color LaserJet 2820/2840 Printer Firmware Update Utility

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Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
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Microsoft Windows XP


Added the "RFU" item to the "Setup Menu" to control remote firmware updates. The options are "On", "Off", and "Off and Locked." The default value is "Off and Locked" and must be changed to "On" before the firmware can be updated.
This firmware update utility is for the HP Color LaserJet 2800 series printers.

Installation Instructions:

NOTE: The printer driver must be installed and working before this procedure is started.
  1. Download the file to the desktop.
  2. Turn the printer off and then back on to clear main printer memory. Wait for the printer to return to a Ready state before proceeding.
  3. Double click on the firmware update utility file. A window "HP Color LaserJet Firmware Update" will open.
  4. In the window adjacent to the "select printer to update" use the drop down arrow to select the "HP Color Laser Jet CP2020 series" driver. If you have previously assigned a different name to the HP Color Laser 2800 series driver, choose the name that represents the correct printer.
  5. Click on the "Send Firmware" button in the "HP Color LaserJet Firmware Update" dialog window.
  6. The progress bar will begin to move to the right indicating information being transferred.
  7. Do Not power cycle the printer or the PC during this process or the printer may become unstable and/or unusable without further attention from HP. The firmware update can take up to 5 minutes to complete. Please be patient.
  8. During the printer firmware update, the liquid crystal display (LCD) messages on the printer's control panel will display "Printing Document...", after a short while, the LCD display will change to "Erasing..." and then "Programming..." Next the LCD will display "Complete:" and then "Hewlett-Packard" and will return to a "Ready" state.
  9. On the PC, a smiling face will appear in the "HP Color LaserJet 2800 Firmware Update" dialog window at the conclusion of the successful firmware download.
  10. If it is desired to verify the update, a configuration page can be printed from the the printer's Reports menu. The firmware datecode appears under the "Product Information" heading.

Details and specifications

No additional prerequisites