Technical data is gathered for the products supported by this tool and is used to identify products, provide relevant solutions and automatically update this tool, to improve our products, solutions, services, and your experience as our customer. Is the transfer process only for brand new boards from HP? I would also tell them that you will be reporting back to hp those providers who refused to honor the service note. It lasted about a month. Now I will contact my local service provider again, buy a new formatter and replace the board myself. I am going to hang on to it for a little while to see where this goes.

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I hope others have success with this as well. I feel that’s much preferable. This is less expensive than a new board from HP and a new board will still fail eventually. Going to do another batch tonight if I get the chance. Nothing needs to be protected as long as you use a reliable oven that produces a true temp. The printer software off the internet will not allow you to install the USB feature.


FPOS is getting on my nerves! I just replaced a formatter on a P non-network unit today, same Then we let it air cool until the board is back to room temperature.

We have moved away from HP and are working with Xerox and Epson.

Heat guns are expensive where the baking technique is simple and you do not need any electrical knowledge to fix. So if your warranty started on April p3000,then it’d be good until March 31, or that’s at least how they phrase it. This page requires Javascript. A baking sheet is the way to go, p3005 the screws to hold card up, so that the components don’t get fused with the metal of the oven rack.

HP P Formatter card problems. | FixYourOwnPrinter

Calling them either way too can still land you a replacement formatter sometimes though, never know. I baked a board and it worked fine for a couple of days and then crapped out again. How do I resolve this RFU download problem on a disabled unit? But so far so good.

This works ladies and gents. So the Cost Center manager rolled the dice and bought the current replacement formatter boards.

HP P3005 Formatter card problems.

I did not remove them and they both are split at the top. Reporting it to say that it seems to have worked! Your new board is just as likely to fail. HP is compiling your results. I look-over the manual, its say perhaps on the memory, so I took off the memory off the board, and when I turn it on, the LCD still display the same messages.


The printer was destined for surplus recycling at less than 2 years old. This tool applies to Microsoft Windows PC’s only. The exit rollers are driven off of the fuser. Don’t sweat it, you’ve got a bad board anyway. I’ll let it run a few days before putting it back into service. The reason I disagree is the issue with the jet direct cards. But first, the problems I was having were those described in the above threads.

Never had to remove the capacitors. It works after the baking!!!! Like DMZ said you’ll get better results by contacting an authorized dealer.