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50.2 Fuser Error on HP Laser Printers

Updated: May 20, 2020

How do you fix a 50 Service fuser error on HP LaserJet Printers?

What is it?

The 50 Service error message is a Fuser" error, which is a time-out error where the fuser is not warming up fast enough.  One of the most common error codes found on HP printers. It may come up as;

50.2 Bad Fuser

50.7 Bad Fuser

50.4 Bad Fuser

50.5 Wrong fuser

50.6 Bad Fuser

50.2 Fuser Error on HP Laser Printers

99% of the time its the fuser causing the error- Fusers are a consumable part and are sold individually or as part of a maintenance kit.  Ou can expect to replace the fuser several times over the life of the printer.

1% power supply (9000 9040 M9050 8100)

If you moved the HP printer recently or if you installed a new fuser, you should check to see if tabs that secure the fuser in place have come loose. Tabs can get dislodged during shipping, heavy movement, or during fuser installation.

If you have NOT recently replaced the fuser or moved the printer around, then the 50.2 fuser error indicates you may have an actual fuser failure and the fuser needs replacing.

Simple Steps to Correct 50.2 Fuser Error on HP LaserJet Printers

  1. Turn your printer off and unplug it.

  2. Remove the fuser and reinstall. Press inwards on the fuser to make sure it is fully clicked in place. You should here a click on both sides of the fuser.

  3. Gently rock the fuser back and forth to make sure is secure.

  4. Plug the printer directly into a wall socket.

  5. Turn the printer back on.

  6. Often times the reseating the fuser and rebooting the printer will allow the fuser to reset itself.

  7. If the 50.2 Fuser error message returns, it's time to replace your fuser and possible the power supply.

Remove the fuser and reinstall. Press inwards on the fuser to make sure it is fully clicked in place.
Remove the fuser and reinstall. Press inwards on the fuser to make sure it is fully clicked in place.

Affects the Most Popular HP Laser Printers

  • HP M607 M608 M609 Laser Printer

  • HP P4014 P4015 P4515 Laser Printer

  • HP M601 M602 M603 Laser Printer

  • HP M604 M605 M606 Laser Printer

  • HP M9000 9050 Laser Printer

  • HP M806 M830 Laser Printer

  • HP M652 M653 M681 M682 Laser Printer

  • HP CP4025 CP4525 CM4540 Laser Printer

  • HP M402 M403 M426 M427 Laser Printer

  • HP M501 M506 M527 Laser Printer

  • HP M552 M553 M577 Laser Printer

  • More

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