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
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Things you need
- HP P2015
- USB Cable (optional)
Set up the printer as a print queue and make it the default printer.
Locate the Terminal application in the Utilities folder, which is in the Applications folder. Open this application.
Type "LPR" and then a period after the word "macats$." Drag the LPR file that ends in .rfu that is in the Utilities folder into the Terminal application window.
Press "Enter." The display on the printer will show "erasing." It will then display "Updating" followed by "Ready" when the update is complete.
Print a configuration page to verify that the update was completed correctly.
Connect the computer and printer using a USB cable. Set up the printer as the default printer on the computer.
Go to hp.com and search for "P2015 firmware." Download this firmware to your desktop.
Open the zipped folder and it will automatically unzip. In the opening screen, select "Applications" and then "Utilities" to open the Terminal Application.
Type in "lp" and press the space bar after the word "imac$." Drag the .rfu file into the window. The firmware will automatically update.
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