What does the dreaded HP 50.9 Fuser Error Mean? - Color LaserJet 3000, 3600, 3800, CP3505 series printers
No matter what brand or model printer you use, at some point you've likely encountered a seemingly cryptic error message on your printer's display. These errors often seem to appear out of thin air, and are known for a proclivity to do so at the most inopportune of moments. Instead of having to rely on emergency trips to FedEx Kinkos, become familiar with your printer and its vocabulary. In this blog we are going to explain what the HP 50.9 fuser error code means and how you can correct it.
The 50.9 error code is one of the most common errors you will receive on an HP 3000,3600,3800,2700 or CP3505 series printer. This particular error code relates to the printer's fuser assembly and indicates that the unit is either defective or not installed correctly. Any time you get a 50.9 fuser error on your HP printer, you should try turning the printer off, check that the fuser assembly is properly installed and then turn the power back on. This can sometimes completely remedy the issue, though typically this will provide only a temporary solution as the error is likely to return after printing a few more pages. When the error returns after turning it off, it's time to replace your fuser unit.
The unfortunate truth is that fuser assemblies usually have a lesser lifespan than the printer. More often than not, you will go through several fuser assemblies throughout the lifespan of the printer itself. HP themselves estimate the average fuser is good for about 100,000 pages printed, but unfortunately fusers often fail sooner than that. Manufacturing defects and poor maintenance are a few things that can contribute to the premature failure of HP fuser assemblies.
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