What causes a 50 service error message on a printer, and how do I correct it?

ernard

One of the printers on my network just started giving a "50 service" error messages.  Is it a network issue or a printer issue?  What causes this message to suddenly start popping up and how can I fix it? 

Topic: Networking
Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
jimlynch
Vote Up (31)

You might want to also check the site of the printer's manufacturer for updated drivers and software. They may also have a help or FAQ section that might contain information related to your question. That's a really good place to start trying to track it down.

nchristine
Vote Up (26)

That's a printer hardware issue.  I assume that is probably an HP printer, which is the only place I've ever seen a 50 Service Error.  It may be the same on other devices too, but I don't know if that's the case.  Anyway, that's an error indicating that the fusing assembly is not reaching the proper temperature to melt the toner onto the paper.  

 

Turn off the printer and let it sit for half an hour or so. Turn it back on and see if it works after that. If you still get the error message or the thing still doesn't work, you may have to replace the fusing assembly or the AC power supply.  Good luck

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
IBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes Thursday that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads.
NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the cloud.
Is it crazy to pay $1300 for a Chromebook? Some reflections after a year and a half of living with Google's luxurious Pixel.
After several years of Internet infrastructure investment, with increased local content generation and Internet users, Africa seems to be getting the attention of major global network operators and content distribution networks.
Links are, in many ways, the lifeblood of the Internet. They are a good thing but not when they bait you into thinking you're getting something you're not. Links, and more specifically clicking on them, may make the Internet go round, but when that stream becomes a never-ending cycle of buffoonery, scheming and outright lies on sites like Facebook it can be pretty unbearable.
Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability.
Uber has come under fire this week for employing controversial recruitment practices against rival Lyft, but beyond a question of ethics some experts say the revelations could potentially put the company in legal hot water.
While there have been infrastructure investments in Africa over the last eight years, most Internet content accessed in local markets is still hosted abroad -- a topic that is being addressed this week at a meeting in Dakar, Senegal.
Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
Salesforce.com's development teams are continuing their steady pace of improvements to the Salesforce1 mobile application, which first debuted at last year's Dreamforce conference.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

randomness