How to Update a P2015 BIOS

Written by joanna swanson
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The HP P2015 is a black-and-white laserjet printer designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. It is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows XP Professional as well as Mac OS X v 10.2.8, 10.3 and 10.4 or higher. A Basic Input/Output System, or BIOS, upgrade is performed on your computer to improve the communication between the computer and its devices, such as a printer. Connecting a new printer to a computer may require a BIOS upgrade. There are two methods to perform this upgrade: a LPR command or a USB cable.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Computer
  • HP P2015
  • USB Cable (optional)

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    LPR Command

  1. 1

    Set up the printer as a print queue and make it the default printer.

  2. 2

    Locate the Terminal application in the Utilities folder, which is in the Applications folder. Open this application.

  3. 3

    Type "LPR" and then a period after the word "macats$." Drag the LPR file that ends in .rfu that is in the Utilities folder into the Terminal application window.

  4. 4

    Press "Enter." The display on the printer will show "erasing." It will then display "Updating" followed by "Ready" when the update is complete.

  5. 5

    Print a configuration page to verify that the update was completed correctly.

    USB Cable

  1. 1

    Connect the computer and printer using a USB cable. Set up the printer as the default printer on the computer.

  2. 2

    Go to and search for "P2015 firmware." Download this firmware to your desktop.

  3. 3

    Open the zipped folder and it will automatically unzip. In the opening screen, select "Applications" and then "Utilities" to open the Terminal Application.

  4. 4

    Type in "lp" and press the space bar after the word "imac$." Drag the .rfu file into the window. The firmware will automatically update.

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