I have a HP Deskjet 3745 I've had for a year and it keeps getting locked up on the left side and says mechanism error cradle can't move. I can print a test page but when it gets to the bottom of the page thats when it gets locked up. I try to align it but Its printing sideways like the cradle is out of alignment but its screwed in tight plus the lines are overlapping each other like theres a problem with the ink. The ink has 75% left. I sold it and took it over there one day after work so it sat in my car so I think maybe the heat inside the car may have did something. The lady I sold it to just moved and I think they may have dropped it cause theres a black scuff mark on the corner but she said she didn't. I had to give her money back so now I'm left with a broken printer.More replies
Recently, using FF 188.8.131.52 on my Vista Ultimate 32 bit computer, I notices popup ads from c5.zedo.com, when I visited a web page. The pop ups appeared if I left OR right clicked on a text area. The mouse pointer remained a pointer; had not changed to hand with extended index finger.
I verified that FF's popup blocker is / was on. I removed all exceptions & restarted the PC. Same problem. I viewed the page source, searched for zedo and found it related to java script.
I turned off Java, rebooted & the problem went away.
This did NOT occur using IE 7.
I stopped the popups by using the modified hosts file from mvps.org. Because the .bat procedure used by the mvps author to replace the hosts file failed in the past, I copied the contents of the modified hosts from mvps.org & pasted the contents into my hosts file, rebooted & success occurred. I had re-enabled java in FF.
I hope this information is useful to anyone else who encounters the phenomenon.
I verified that FF's popup blocker is / was on. I removed all exceptions & restarted the PC. Same problem. I viewed the page source, searched for zedo and found it related to java script.
I turned off Java, rebooted & the problem went away.Click to expand...
Firefox's popup blocker does not block all popups, although it does its best. The best way to block ads and the rest of the popups would be to use the Firefox AdBlock Plus extension.
I am getting this error Hpfvls 13 whenever I print something. In the past I was told to disable a two way communication between the printer and something else. Not sure what that was all about. This time I'd like to know what does the error mean and can I repair the problem. When I went to the help website for this HP Deskjet 712, it doesn't say how to fix the problem, or even what it means. It only tells me how to disable some things so that I can continue to print. Then I have to re enable those start up programs after I print. It seems kind of silly to me. This error sign doesn't really hamper me from printing, it just keeps popping up and it's annoying. Does anyone know what's going on with my printer?
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My HP Deskjet 6980 wireless printer was working just fine until the power went off. I went to reset the IP connection by connecting the printer directly to the wireless router by Ethernet and now the printer is reporting a bogus IP address. Before the power went off it was 192.168.1.104. Now the new IP address is: 184.108.40.206. The "169" part is new, and does not connect to anything! The printer works just fine connected directly via a USB cable, but I am unable to initiate a wireless connection. Even tried a new router. Same result. Any ideas? Did the power loss corrupt a chip in the Deskjet printer? Hate to toss an otherwise good printer out the door!
welcome to TSG, Jonathan
this is the introductions forum....a place to introduce yourself, not your problem.
many forums have "stickies" posted at the top of them...it's a good idea to read them: they have a lot of valuable information
i'm moving this to a forum where you should get some help...if you'd like, come back to the introductions forum, start a thread and tell everyone a bit about yourself.
can not install the drivers for my printer
get this message: NT 4.0 Printer Driver is Not Compatible with a Policy Enabled
have tried this: NT 4.0 Printer driver is not compatible with a policy enabled in Vista PC.
There are some who have had the same problem?
win7 ultimate 64
hp deskjet 2187 printer
Hi villinikersen, Welcome to the forums ,Have you tried this patch ? HP Print Software Patch When Upgrading Vista to Windows 7 HP Deskjet F2187 All-in-One Printer - HP technical support (United Kingdom - English)=1 more replies
Can anyone please help. I have recently upgraded pc from a AMD Duron 1.3, to a AMD Sempron 2.2. Had to change m/board, and upgrade memory from SDRAM to DDR. Since doing this, my old HP deskjet 820c xi wont operate properly. It prints for 2 seconds, then tells me there is a comunications error, and have to check cables, etc. Doing this doesnt resolve the problem. I havent changed the operating system, still using 98 2nd edition. Using LPT1 port. Any ideas please?
Boot to BIOS (see manual), load defaults, exit and save.
This printer worked fine with W7 beta and using the 64bit Vista driver and W7 RC using the ms catalog driver, but now I have the official W7 it just won't work
I either get an error 0x00000007a popup, or noting happens at all (would expect something to appear in the print spooler but nothing does).
Anyone else using this printer and seeing a similar problem?
Looks like a bug to me:
Bug Check 0x7A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
Bug Check 0x7A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
The KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR bug check has a value of 0x0000007A. This bug check indicates that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory.
I have this problem when I try to install the drivers for my HP Deskjet F2180. Basically I run the installer, it downloads the drivers and about halfway through the install I get an empty error message and the installer terminates. I've tried asking on 7 different forums by now, I've gotten 1 answer so far... I do realise that I might have to format, however, that will have to wait. I also tried contacting HP themselves, but since I did not save their fancy box, I can't get any support from them... Thanks in advance!
Paddis what OS are you trying to install to? It would also be nice to know what you've tried so far. Still have a user manual or did it go out with the box?
In general..I would download from HP the current drivers only (if possible) for this printer (maybe bad install cd?) Delete all printers from "Printers and Faxes". Delete any Software that HP piggy back installed (Photoshop or something).
Then go to registry (do registry back up first) Start>Run type regedit. Navigate to Hkey_Current_User\Printers
Delete all keys that look printer brand specific.
These all-in-one printers sometimes require the installation of the software first. Then connect the printer. I would read the user manual (which HP makes confusing) and see what they are recommending.
When you get to reinstalling try not to let HP software scan your computer then and put everything in their Photoshop application. you have to be quick and be able to read the minds of documentors to not install a bunch of crap you don't need. I have often installed HP stuff 3-5 times before developing an 'installation policy' for the IT staff.
My Windows Mail program suddenly stopped sending and receiving messages. The following error message popped up: "Account: 'Windows Mail', Server: 'pop3, Server Response: ERR An authentication mechanism MUST be entered,' Port: 110, Secure (SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800ccc90, Error Number: 0x800ccc18"
I have tried to trouble shoot settings. Everything appears to be correct per my internet provider. My operating system is Vista; I have been using Windows Mail for several years with no problem. Nothing has changed with my computer re: recent updates or new programs.
What is an "authentication mechanism" and how do I set/respond to the error issue? Any available help would be greatly appreciated! (FYI I'm not a computer techie-type so simple-minded (referring to me of course!!!) direction would be especially appreciated! Thank you!!!
The problem could be with your mail provider. Wait until tomorrow, if it still does not work properly report back and we will go from there.3 more replies
I put in ink cartridges and scanned the alignment page but forgot to scan a print off copy. Then I tried to print from my laptop. Now ERROR is showing as well as the red lights are lit up at the side of paper and both the black and colour signs on the printer. Should I uninstall the printer and reinstall in. Please can you help. ThanksMore replies
For some reason when I started to use the above printer today I got the error message up about the spool subsystem app not running. I googled the message and have tried everything to get it working that was on the Microsoft website. I have stopped the spool running and restarted it to no avail. I booted up in Safe mode and proceeded to follow the instrucions on MS `s site deleting all the registry keys it stated, but it still keeps appearing, can anyone please help me?
I am running XP Home SP3, and until this morning was running fine..
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Hi...My HP deskjet printer F4435 has an E code that I cannot get rid of. This is the message I receive:
The following print cartridges are faulty or incompatible with the printer: Black. Replace these print cartridges to resume printing.
The following print cartridges are faulty or incompatible with the printer: Tri-Color. Replace these print cartridges to resume printing.
Since I have been using these cartridges for a couple of years now I am clueless why this message is here. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to clear this code and bypass it so I can print with these cartridges. I found info about this in an HP All In One printer but the buttons etc. were different and I couldn't do it on my printer.
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac10,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
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Just updated my window 8 to window 8.1 last few months and getting trouble with my little printer.
Problem: Driver need troubleshooting (unavailable) but i already install?
1)having problem when install the driver from HP support and downloaded the correct driver which is window 8.1 64bit
2)when i click install, getting to the usb connection part, it said connection fail (usb connection is really fine, i tried it with another window 8 and window 7 laptop..successful, but my window 8.1 can't)
3)asked for help from HP forum but...the customer service reply me like a robot, i posted still can't solve my problem and discribe clearly to them and they didn't reply me for months! Dissapointed with HP forum.
What i have done after i found the driver error?
1) delete the old driver
2) reinstall the driver
3)try to use update driver option from device manager (comes out this error: The system cannot find the file specified)
Yep 2. Tell us what the printer is and maybe fill in your computer specs.
2 things for your info, so you don't take HP's neglect personally.
A. Microsoft doesn't care that HP drivers don't work.
B. HP doesn't care that your printer is old and you have to buy a new one. Its $$ to them. Most all printer companies are the same. As printers these days can be bough for $25 with ink, its a throwaway industry.
I had the same issue with my laser printer when upgrading to 8.1. As it only cost me $45, I bought a new and more recent model for less. It's easier to do that than get mad at a forum where everyone is demanding stuff. HP don't promise that their hardware will live through generations of Operating Systems.
Hello, Does anybody know what is the part number/s for the latching mechanism, whole mechanism/slider etc., that holds the lid/screen closed? I found some other posts where they were talking about the lid/screen hooks. I'm talking about the mechanism that the hooks get retained in. I've started to put together a T420s that someone else took it apart and when I finished I realized that I was missing the latching mechanism and I've looked online and I couldn't find anything, not even the proper name/definition for that part/s. Thank you,EmilMore replies
I'm a third year university student and for one of my assignments, I am to write a research report based on the question 'Are Passwords an Effective Security Mechanism'. I have focused the research on biometric and traditional (alphanumeric combination) passwords. Also, I am required to obtain some primary research which can be argued against my secondary research to form some sort of conclusion, and to do this, I have decided that a questionnaire is the perfect solution.
I would appreciate it if some of you would take the opportunity to complete my questionnaire as you will be helping me out a lot. It will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Also, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions on biometric and traditional passwords, regarding their security.
The survey can be found here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VMS7XPD
I apologise if this is in the wrong section or breaks a rule. I have checked the rules out and I believe it doesn't break the advertising rule, but it might to you guys.
Thanks in advance.
The user is the first and last line of defense. Strong passwords can be effective security measure. Unfortunately, it has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software. Security is all about layers, and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication.Krebs on SecurityThese were the worst passwords of 2015, and they're only getting worseThis List Of 2014s Worst Passwords, Including 123456, Is EmbarrassingIts 2014 And Our Passwords Arent Getting BetterThe 25 Worst Passwords of 20133 more replies
May I know how does windows time works?
During system boot up, after BIOS transfers the ownership to windows, does windows get the time value from CMOS RTC?
After that, how does windows time tick-tock? using PCH's HPET(High Precision Event Timer) or CPU's TSC(Time Stamp Counter)?
Does any interrupt or events will cause windows time pause? such as SMI?
Any documents from windows to explain this mechanism.
If I have to debug an issue relative with windows time, any way to monitor this time during system boot up?
it is a data structure or run time register reading or something else?
When I try to search my computer, any part of my computer, the search module seems to stall. That is, it doesn't appear to be doing anything for anywhere between 10-30 seconds. After this time the meter starts working and the word "searching" comes up on the search box.
There seems to be a long delay between the time I give the order to search, and the time the search command is actually executed.
What can I do to eliminate this delay?
I have WinXP Pro SP2
i just bought a new computer, and assembled it.
everything works great, except that whenever i unplug the computer and then plug it back, i cant turn it back on again for a while.
No lights, no response, like its not in the socket at all. only after a few minutes of being unplugged it lets me turn it on again.
It was very anooying when i assembled the system, and had to wait for a while between adding stuff.
It really pissed me off when i had a power failure in my house for a second, and couldn't use my computer for about 20 minutes later.
Is this a safety thing from enermax? if it is, is there a way i can get around it? or atleast minimize the wait time?
my system, if u think that it might be somthing else:
Processor: Intel core 2 duo E6400
Motherboard: Asus P5B
Mem: DDR2 512Mb 533MHz CL2 Kingston
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO 256MB PCIe
PSU: Enermax Noisetaker 420W
thanx ahead for any help.
I've got the 475W Noisetaker and a 480W Noisetaker II, never had this problem with either of them. I did static discharge on the case of the comp that had the Noisetaker in it once and it wouldn't power on for a few minutes, but I've never had a problem like you are discribing.
I may be off on those wattages, I can't be arsed to check for sure right now. But I'm not off by more than 15, and its not even relavent to your case.
Recently, the eject button on my dvd drive stopped working. I took off the faceplate and noticed the pin that would push the eject button on the drive was bent, and pushing the button on the drive still caused the drive to eject. So I'm pretty sure it's a problem with the faceplate only.
Does anyone know where I could find a new one? I have a HP dv6000 series (dv6568se)
Though I didn't do research on the particular model, I would assume you would have to send it in to HP for it to be replaced.
it was working just fine the last time i used it (about 4 days ago) and now when i tried to get it to print something it took the paper part way in,and then it just stops and while the power light stays on,the yellow light above it flashes,and i get the little yellow ! that pops up in the bottom right saying "this document failed to print" ive checked my ink cartrides and connections,and deleted and reinstalled the printer as well.any help would be appreciated,thx
go to the device manager, locate your printer, and right click it, and update the driver. see if this works
I have a printer, HP Deskjet 930C which used to work great on XP (even without the offical drivers, using XP integrated ones) and now wont install on vista.
When i tryd to look through HP's site, i found out the drivers for this printer should be already integrated in vista. I also downloaded their auto driver tool or something which said exactly the same.
I also tryed to install XP drivers (exe just fails, so i installed manualy the driver in Printers in Control Panel). When i try to install them manualy, windows refuses to do so and claims they are not digitally signed or not signed for vista.
Any suggestions on what i can do?
Thanks in advance.
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Hello there I have a HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Notebook and everything is okay with it but I was told it has a safety mechanism in the laptop where if I move it to much or tilt it the wrong way it will freeze up and be roughly 1 fps for a good 2-5 minutes I really hate it when I'm trying the walk movies in bed and I move a bit and it activates it does anyone know how to disable this feature?More replies
Is there any built in mechanism in Windows 7 during the fresh installation that all files are copied successfully from DVD to hard drive? or as long as Windows 7 completes the installation no matter how fast/slow it takes, one can assumed that all files are copied successfully?
Mine took about 25 mins, but during the installation lots of long pauses while reading/copying files from my 4X DVR+RW to hard drive as if Windows couldn't find files or constantly waiting from the rewritable 4X DVR+RW), but it eventually competed the installation in 25 mins none the less without giving out any error messages.
you might try
cmd sfc /scannow it checks for any corrupt system files.
yearly renewal coming up.. I KEEP thinking of items read and thought I willgive latest for instance.. I know I WILL PUT ON THAT LITTLE PROG SHOWING WHEN WINDOWS IS FULLY AVILABLE.. [oops sorry arthritic fingers and bi focal] NOW where is it I wonder.. I WOULD PAY EXTRA TO HAVE SUCH An index FACILITY AS I DO VALUE THE WRITEN oops word especially for instructions. thanks
I'm sure that makes some kind of sense to you, but I'm struggling to understand what it is you want to know.1 more replies
I am looking for a Windows 7 script (perhaps in vbs) or another mechanism that will copy the target of a shortcut to a new folder.
If the shortcut points to a single file, copy the file to the new folder
If the shortcut points to a folder, copy that folder to the new folder
I did a Windows 7 Repair Install on my HP (G62) laptop, 64 BIT, and installed an HP Deskjet F4180 printer, it went on virtual USB001. Recently, when printing from various PDF files, I cannot print multiple pages of a document. It prints a single random page of the document, then gives printer error, and moves the document into queue, where I have to cancel the job. It seems to work OK in other application documents however. And it even seemed to work for an older small PDF file.
Im running the laptop on wireless, with router configured to automatic DHCP, shows 2 devices, the laptop and the wired Desktop, and seems to be running fine. The network is set to Public.
I uninstalled all HP programs, drivers, and reinstalled the latest full printer driver & software for 64 BIT from HP website.
I stopped & restarted the print spooler service.
I tried different USB ports, cables, connection steps.
I tried HP scan utilities for fixing, and tried Windows Troubleshoot (which temporarily fixes issue for a single print job)
Thru printers & devices all printer & USB drivers show up, are updated, & working.
In Printer Properties, I tried printing directly to printer setting, but then NOTHING prints at all.
As far as I remember the printer worked properly on my desktop, Windows 7, 32 BIT version.
I also reinstalled ADOBE PDF, in case its the applications fault
SFC /scannow doesnt find a problem
Ive done CCleaner, DiskCleanup, CheckDisk, also no Virus, Malware d... Read more
Ahha, didnt think anyone could try to resolve this one....
Anyway, oddly the problem is not occurring right now, at least I dont think so, I still get the print spooler event but can print docs
any idea whats going on, I dont expect this to last...!
My email client, desktop program PostBox (for Win) has been slowed since I installed BD TS2016 (I'm quite sure this is the reason as it was very fast before, and slowed immediately after...)
I also run WebRoot AV (which does not scan email as per their documentation) and HitmanAlertPro (which could also be affecting my email client, but I uninstalled it to test this somewhat small chance given its just an anti-exploit, and it doesn't seem to have affected it, the client is still slow).
1. I would LIKE BD to scan my email as of course having AV w/o scanning email could in many ways be pointless given email can be a deadly vector for heavy malware.
2. But I don't want my client to be slow. It's not horrible, and I suppose I could tolerate it (basically deleting messages, loading new messages, and the program responsiveness overall, is a bit sluggish compared with its normal instantaneous response)
3. Is there a way to configure email scanning differently? Or should the program NOT be slowing my client noticeably in general, and is this behavior indicative of something being wrong?
I'm sure BD users will be able to comment on whether it slows their email or not given they use a desktop client like Outlook, Postbox, Thunderbird, etc.
In the past I used BD TS exclusively with OutLook as my e-mail client and had no such issues, have you tried, or open to try switching clients to see if it's something about Postbox that BD TS disagrees with ?
do let us know what you discover either way.
Thanks for sharing
I'm not sure if this printer is worth fixing. With power on the carriage does not move to the middle when lifting the cover, just a few clicking sounds. Can not install cartridge since it is stuck on the right side of the printer. Unpluged and can not move the carriage to the middle.
What should I look for?
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Hi everyone, I got a deskjet 820 cxi from my aunt after she moved out and since its a whole lot better then my old printer I thought Why not use it? So i plug it in and when Windows asks for the driver I find I don't have it. So i downloaded the driver from Hewlett-packards site and it installed the printer. Now, here's where the weird thing starts. Whenever I turn on my computer windows says: new hard found. then it asks for the driver and im not sure what to do cause it's working fine and i dont wanna mess it up. Please help!
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How to change font size
@NORMALPARK1? Font size - and print output size -- is controlled (set up) within the application you are using to submit the job to the printer. Most browsers, document editors, document readers, photo editing software, and similar programs provide a form of Print Preview wherein you can adjust the print parameters. Examples Accessing Printing Preferences - Firefox The Properties setting accesses Printing Preferences Browser > File > Print > Properties Printing Preferences Settings can include:Paper Source (Tray Selection), Paper Size, Media, Orientation, Print on Both Sides, Page Order Reference Document: Printing Preferences Print Preview ? Firefox Right-Click a clear space along the top ribbon in Firefox > CHECK Menu Bar Firefox > File > [Print] > Print Preview >>Page Setup > tab Format & Options (wording varies)Scale: > Percentage options OR Shrink to FitORPage Set Up? > tab Format & Options Print Preview ? Internet Explorer Internet Explorer > File > Print Preview >Shrink to Fit > Fit the page contents to paperORInternet Explorer > File > Page Setup >UNCHECK Enable Shrink to Fit >> Set page contents at 100% Help, Suggestions, and Examples:Manage Print Output with Print Preview Sections, various - including:PreparationPage View Adjustment When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, ... Read more1 more replies
Before my former computer crashed, I had a printer maintenance routine called "Dr. Deskjet" which came with my HP 855C. WIN98 had a driver for the printer, but I've long since lost my install disks for my now-aging but very functional printer and no longer have Dr. Deskjet. So I can't tell it to align and clean heads, which it needs badly.
HP no longer supports this product -- anyone know how I can get the software or work around the problem in some way?
check here http://www.hp.com/cposupport/printers/software/dj876en.exe.html
I searched for dr deskjet-results brought me to printer page, chose 855c-brought me to this page for the download. the file is too large to be a simple driver I think, and dated 1999. I don't see why it should'nt work for '98. Good Luck
We have a printer that is having problems! I know how the problems got there. Our 2 year old thought it would be nice to stick his hands inside of it and start to pull on things, Now i hold in my had this ribbon thing thats about 1/8th of an inch wide and 12 inches long and when i try and print the ink rail or what ever it is just jerks back and forth feeds papper but no printing. Can someone help me and where does the ribbon go?
it maybe the connection between the head of the printer and the mainboard - supplies the signal to the heads for ink and allows the head to move across the printer
any connectors on each end or has it been torn off ?
couldn't find many pictures as an example - but heres one
Prior to a PC failure, when I highlighted a part of the page on the right hand side it would print on a corresponding page. Now, it only shows the left hand side of the highlighted area and the right hand side of the highlighted area on another sheet. How can I correct this? I think I have the original installation CD, but I hesitate to use it because I seem to have the ďknackĒ of getting myself into more trouble. Please help. Thanks.
I just set up my new deskjet d1341, but when i print a test page, or anything for that matter, nothing happens. No print manager opens, no paper feed, nada, but the printer shows no error.
Im running xp home edition. I disabled the firewall during instalation and have the latest drivers. And yeah, theres paper and ink in.
Really aprecciate any help, thanks.
Won't print a test page and won't feed? Sounds like you gut a bum printer.
After installing a new black printer cartridge the paper jammed whilst the printer was finishing the test print. After clearing the paper the printer has now stopped working all together - just the paper feed light and the power light flash simultaneously when the printer is switched on.
Can anyone please help.
Make sure you got the whole sheet of paper out of the printer (even if it was in pieces). Sometimes even a small confetti-sized piece of paper can cause an error.
i have a destjet 710c printer. now i have upgraded my computer, but my problem is that my printer cant print. windows have found it and its ready. but when i try to print it takes papir in and then it stops. any having the same problem. and by the way my windows is vista 64 bit. and i have tryed upgrading my drivers and read on hp.com homepage.
Are you using the USB or parallel cable?
Have you tried your printer on another computer to see if it is a printer fault?
My computer is a HP version ME - my printer is a HP Deskjet 640c, every time I turn the blinking thing on, it prints one page, then the out of paper light flashes and a warning comes up to say the printer is out of paper, and the cartridge stops in the middle of the printer. I have completly uninstalled the printer and then reinstalled it going by HPs help, but I'm ready to do major damage to it! any help would be really great! thanks
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I have a HP Deskjet 960c that's been giving me problems today, and HP's support e-mail takes 1-2 business days to respond. So, naturally, I turned here thinking I could get a quicker "fix" to the problem.
The printer was plugged into a Windows 2000 machine, but was moved to another Windows 2000 machine earlier today. On the "old" machine it worked fine, but on the new machine it doesn't seem to want to do anything besides turn on, and print test pages when asked.
I have updated the latest drivers for the printer, as well as trying a new firewire->USB cable, and using a parallel cable as well. All the printer will do is sit and smile at me while it's green LED above the power button remains steady (not blinking, not changing colors).
It is a non-networked printer, and was the initial software was added using the CD that came with the printer. After it was installed, I upgraded the drivers, but am tempted to downgrade the drivers to see if that will work (though I doubt it will since the printer didn't work when the initial software was installed).
Any ideas besides scrapping it, or moving it back to the "old" box it was connected to?
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I'm running Win XP Pro on an AMD 2000 Thunderbird with 512mb memory. I have an HP Deskjet 500 running on my parallel port. The printer is working fine, but whenever I send something to the printer, my system practically comes to a standstill until the printing is complete. Seems like this should not be happening? I went to the HP web site to get a newer printer driver and it shows one available, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the +_)(*&^%$#@! to download!
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I have an Old HP Deskjet 712C printer that prints letters too big. I've tried the Landscape and also portrait posistions but it still doesn't print all the items on the page. The letters seem entirely too large. Is there a way I can make the letters smaller? I'm using Windows XP. Thank you in advance.
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Hi, my niece has this printer and when I first setup the computer for her, it might have been before sp2 was installed?) vista found and installed the printer fine and it would print.
Since then her kids got a nasty virus so I restored back to factory image, installed all updates, antivirus etc. Then when I go to install the printer which is just by plugging in the usb cable vista finds new hardware and then searches forever for the driver and then says it can't find one.
Anyone ever run across this?
Thanks for any help.
I know that the HP website has an online help chat window and their reps can walk you through most any problem dealing with HP products including printers. Give them a try.1 more replies
I have a Sony Vaio laptop and I recently put it on Standby/Hibernate mode when I close the lid. Now, when I turn my computer back on and turn my printer on to print something, every time I hit print my printer turns off. I have to turn my printer back on to start it printing. Once I do this though, if I hit print again to print out something else, it works fine. It only does this once when coming out of hibernation. This is the first time this has ever happened and I'm not quite sure what to do about it. I'm running Windows XP. I've tried rebooting after deleting the printer and then reinstalling it, but that doesn't seem to work. Thanks for the help.
For unknown reasons hard drive on my HP Pavilion desk top crashed about a couple of weeks ago. It is running Windows7, 64 Bit. Computer is about four years old. Best Buy guys Reinstalled windows with the back up disks that I had created when I first got this computer. I have an old HP Desk Jet 722c that I had been using with this system. I had to buy USB to Parallel Adapter cable and download a 'patch' for this printer and I never had any problem with it till I tried to use it again after the Reinstall.
There is no problem installing the printer, cable driver is also installed without any problems, I downloaded the 'Patch' again but I am not able to print. I have run Utilities etc to check for any problems. nothing is reported.The cable that I am using is Belkin F5U002V1. Also bought a new cable( similar) , did not work. When I check the Event Viewer for Printer services it shows error 1726. I have tried changing Port from USB0001 to LPT1/2/3. In that case it gives error#372/ Spooler operation Failed. I have tried to start/ restart Spooler also. Nothing seems to work. I am not computer savvy, I cannot check/ edit Registry etc but I did run CC cleaner just in case.
I have installed HP updates also, and window updates are on auto.
I would appreciate any help in solving this 'mystery'.
Could someone tell me how to tell the difference in J510a & J510c on the HP Deskjet 2050?? I went to http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1022812-printer-wont-print-computer.html to try to see if I could find a driver for my HP Deskjet 2050, but I seen there are 2 on there & I don't know which is which. I need some support to find out how come when I connect to my USB line, it won't let me scan any items. Did I download the wrong one or does it not matter which one of those I use for it since I have not got my CD that came with it. If "flavallee" could help me out to understand what I'm doing wrong, I would really appreciate it.
HP Deskjet 2050 All-in-One Printer - J510a
HP Deskjet 2050 All-in-One Printer - J510c
You didn't say if your computer is running Windows XP or Vista or 7 or 8, 32-bit or 64-bit.
Regardless of which Windows version your computer is running, BOTH printer models use the SAME full-feature software driver package:
This is assuming you already installed the print cartridges and loaded paper and have the printer turned on and have its USB cable connected to it.
Download and save the above named file.
Close all open browser and other windows.
Double-click the file to start the install process.
Connect the USB cable to the computer when advised to do so.
Deskjet D4360 will not print or shut off. Gives error message (paper jam) but I have searched very carefully and found nothing. Yes, I removed the back panel. Paper feed light is on and when pressed advances paper. Paper will feed half-way thru the printer (exiting about half way) then stops. Both printer cartriges are sesure and have adequate supply of ink.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 220.127.116.11
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1280 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462936 MB, Free - 359480 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 476231 MB; E: Total - 14000 MB, Free - 13910 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, 046MHW
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabledquate ink supply. I have cleared the printer and re-installed the printer software.
Can't seem to get an older computer to communicate with a DJ 722c. Before the drives were re-formatted and Win ME clean installed this machine used this printer directly and more recently on a network. Connection is parallel and I keep getting the message that the two can't communicate. Any ideas?
Go into add/remove programs and remove anything that is related to the 722. Reboot and if windows finds your printer, cancel the install. Instead wait until windows completes its boot and then install the software that came with your printer. Follow the prompts on the screen. Hope this works for you.
Having no luck at all installing an HP DeskJet 722c on an older computer with a reformatted system drive and a clean install of Win ME. Got the latest drivers from HP but I keep getting the message that the printer and the computer are not communicating. What am I missing???
Here try this website:
Hope it works
I am having problems printing from my Windows NT Workstation. I have uninstalled and installed the printer software and it still doesn't print. I have tried the printer on a WIN98 machine and it works fine.
I had this problem before and a tech told us that it was bad printer port so he installed a new one and it worked for a while but now we are back to the same problem. I also tired printing on LPT1 but it didn't work either. The new printer port that the tech installed is LPT2. Any suggestions?
Why do I have to change the paper size EVERY TIME I print an envelope????? We use this printer for our small business and this is a HORRIBLE set up. Is there anyway around this? I know it's not Window or Microsoft Word as I've had both and was able to go from a statement to an envelope all day long.More replies
deskjet model# 1000c is not working any longer-does any one know of know problems I might not have to learn the hard way about? running Win Millennium on 10g hard drive an IBM Millennium3U. So, this is a friends problem not mine. i had cut and paste the system info in case it pertains to my issues.
"not communicating w/ printer. the printer driver is busy" OS Name Microsoft Windows
Version 4.90.3000 Build 3000
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name RC
System Manufacturer IBM
System Model 2153E3U
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor AuthenticAMD ~350 Muzo
BIOS Version IBM7BP55C 300 V3.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
Locale United States
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 127.49 MB
Available Physical Memory 148.00 KB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.69 GB
Page File Space 1.88 GB
I'm not sure whether this is the right place to post this, but I wasn't sure where else to put it.
My printer (which is HP Deskjet F300 series - F380 to be precise) won't print. As far as I can tell the paper is not jammed. I can tell it's connected to my computer, because it boots up when I plug it in to my PC. Initially, it seems as though it's going to print (it makes "print-like" noises,) but then nothing happens. I am then told to load paper (even though there is already paper in it.) Finally, it goes offline. It won't allow me to put it back online via control panel > printers > use online. It just stays the same.
So as far as I can tell, it seems like the printer is either broken or there is a driver fault. I'm planning on re-installing the printer via the HP website (I've lost the disc,) but I have a few questions.
- When I went to download the new driver it said it would take 15 hours to download - do drivers really take this long?
- Do I need to unistall the old version of the printer before I download the new driver?
- Is there anything I need to save/back-up before re-installing the printer?
Any answers would be appreciated!
moved to hardware forum
- When I went to download the new driver it said it would take 15 hours to download - do drivers really take this long?Click to expand...
looking at the vista driver (not sure what windows version you have - its under 200m but the windows 7 is 362 MB for the full software - , and also will depends on your broadband speed how long that may take
what windows version do you have
- Do I need to unistall the old version of the printer before I download the new driver?
- Is there anything I need to save/back-up before re-installing the printer?Click to expand...
Yes See below and No
you need to make sure you fully uninstall the printer
see here for removing the print drivers
and here for removing printer
To change printer properties one can either go to settings-printers-properties or to the properties tab on the window that appears after the file-print menu. When I change printer properties using the first option, I find that the settings are not changed unless I change them again using the latter path. This happens repeatedly when I change the "print in greyscale option".
I just double checked mine, I have a DeskJet 640 C, and an OfficeJet 600, and it stays changed on both....when you change it, are you hitting ok, or just closing the box?
Hope someone can help as this is driving me mad!
Last night I went to print a document from my printer (HP Deskjet 1360) it failed to print. On checking control panel, the printer was showing as 'offline' but with no means of restoring it on line via right click menu.
I trawled the HP website and downloaded complete set of new Vista compatible drivers/installation software (all 106mb of it!) but printer still failed to print.
This time I received an error message stating that the printer cartridge on the right hand side was 'incompatible' which is confusing as both cartridges are HP originals.
I switched the PC off a while and when I rebooted I noticed that the printer, in Control Panel, was showing as 'ready' however attempting to print bought up the 'incompatible printer cartridge' error message.
I was thinking if the problem could lie with the USB cable linking printer and PC and if it would be worth replacing it. It would be a cheaper option that replacing the printer which I will have to do at this rate.
Any help would be appreciated.
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I have an HP Deskjet 320 portable printer and have installed the drivers on my Compaq 4110 Laptop computer. Brand new cartridge in the printer. When I print it prints bars of print approx 3/16 high with white lines between them. The bars are printed great. Does anyone have any idea how to eliminate this problem?? Does the same thing when printing text.
Okay, so here's the deal. It's my printer, I lost the install disk and until recently I had no power cord for the silly thing because it was stolen by my ex for his CPU. I've looked all over, though admittedly I'm really bad at finding things online and even the HP website says that this All-in-One printer doesn't exist. The earliest their software downloads go is the F310 which sadly is just ahead of my little dinosaur.
I'm kind of a ditz and I'm not all that great at this, I'm not even sure what exactly I need to get this thing running or how to get it. If anyone can help it'd be really appreciated. I've got Windows XP and I don't have any other printers installed on the computer. I don't know if that's all the information that's needed, if I need to include more just let me know.
Try the F310 drivers. With HP, the drivers often work for a series (The F300 series, in this case).
If they're wrong, they won't install.
I posted this same question a couple of weeks ago and got no replies, so I am trying again...hopefully someone will read it and have an answer.
I just got an HP Deskjet 320 portable printer and attached it to my Compaq 4110 laptop. I am running Win 95 on the laptop and installed the drivers that I downloaded from HP. The printer prints quite nicely except that approximately every 3/16 of an inch there is a white line. Other than that the print quallity is super. Does anyone have any suggestions as what I might do to alleviate this problem?
Using HP 648C Deskjet printer, the problem is that when i try to print
something the paper and power led start flashing and my screen says
that i am out of paper when i have plenty of paper. I can get rid of the
error message and the flashing leds by shutting off the power and
turning it back on but the problem comes back when i try to print
again. Can anyone hell me with this problem?
Georg: Checkout this website and see if any of the links solve your problem......
Received notification that my deskjet 3520 printer will no longer be supported by hp. Got this printer on hp.com web site in 2013, no where on the site did it state this printer would only be offered support for another 3 years by hp. After that you are on your one if you need help. All my family have hp laptops and printers after this our new printers and laptops will not be hp. It looks like hp is only about big money. I am finished buying any thing made by hp. Patrick.
Hi, Probably you are talking about the following notice: http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c05211712 This only effects the following services: As of September 1, 2016, the following features are no longer available.eFaxHP ePrintPrinter AppsScan to email, Scan to cloud, other web-based scan servicesOther functions will still work. Regards.2 more replies
I HAVE THE PRINTER SOFTWARE CD FOR THE HP DESKJET 3300.IT SAY'S IT'S FOR WINDOWS 98,2000,ME AND XP.I'M USING WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM.THE PRINTER WORKS FINE,I DOWNLOADED A DRIVER FROM MICROSOFT.I WANT THE ON-SCREEN FEATURES THE CD INSTALLS.I CHECKED AROUND A LITTLE AND FOUND OUT THAT CDFS IS DISABLED.THE CD WON'T PLAY IT JUST MAKES A DING SOUND.I CAN OPEN IT AND LOOK AT FILES.I HIT EVERY ONE,IT WOULD'NT PLAY.HOW CAN I DO THIS?
HP has you drivers for Windows 7 hereBut it might be just the drivers. Make sure that you select your correct version of Windows 7 & wether 32 bit or 64 bit.1 more replies
I recently installed a HP2180 Deskjet printer/scanner, which works very well. However when I boot up my PC I get a window trying to load a APPTRAY.All efforts to cancel it fail until I insert the HP installation disk and close the installation. The notice also says try APPTRAY.msi whatever is this? anyone know.
I would check msconfig to see if there is a startup entry related apptray msi that you can disable.
This is a followup on THIS THREAD.
I now have new ink cartridges installed and tried that little trick of cleaning the contacts with 409. Still, I cannot get this thing to print. My problem is the resume/paper feed LED will not stop blinking. When I first turn on the printer, the "ink" light blinks. Then I press the paper feed button and that light starts blinking. What else should I try?
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I mistakenly used the Windows add/remove option to remove the software for my HP Deskjet 710C--which I need to do periodically because it crashes and must be uninstalled/reinstalled. Correct way is to use the HP uninstall program, but I was in a hurry and forgot that. As usual, the Windows add/remove program freezes before finishing the job and thus leaves part of the software in place. When I try to reinstall, the HP reinstall program tells me the software is already installed. When I try to use the HP uninstall program, it won't even start up. If I go back to Windows add/remove, it tells me the software has been uninstalled. HP no longer supports the 700 series printers. Does anyone know how I can finish the uninstall so that I can go ahead and reinstall?
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I'm running Win XP Pro on an AMD 2000 Thunderbird with 512mb memory. I have an HP Deskjet 500 running on my parallel port. The printer is working fine, but whenever I send something to the printer, my system practically comes to a standstill until the printing is complete. Seems like this should not be happening!
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to fix this?
I am trying to help a friend with with her hp deskjet, she had another printer on her windows vista called epson, we have finally uninstalled the epson because it was causing confliction with the deskjet, but since we have go rid of the epson, hp deskjet is still not working properly, I tried to uninstall the deskjet so I could re install it but it dosn't appear in the control panel in the add/ remove programes, it is there because I have been into the registry and asked it to find the deskjet and its all there but I can't uninstall it, is there any chance you technical people can come up with something that I can put into the run programme to clear it off so I can start again, with the deskjet.
Please can anyone help.
First thing I would do is unplug it from the printer port. I assume it's USB.
Now go into Control....Printers and check if it's listed. If it is right click and delete it.
Since you didn't specify which 3500 it is go to:
and download the correct drivers. Follow the instructions, and it will tell you when to connect the printer. Should work then.
I have an HP Deskjet 960. I currently print color prints at 300 dpi. The printer can print at 2400x1200. I am having a problem after a print about 40 pages though. I print about 40 prints, and after that the pictures look really blotchy. You can see all the dots and it just looks really bad. I don't know how to fix it. It did this a couple of days ago, and when I printed the first page today it did it again. You can really see it on people's skin. I use Adobe Photoshop 7.0 to edit and print. I posted a message before about this, and someone said that I might be exceeding the cycle duty. But the cycle duty for this printer is 5000 pages a month. Anyone have any ideas?
I had a similar problem with my hp 810c.....i ended up having to stop it after about 25 pages and clean the printerhead (you can do this under the printer options in the control panel)
so i finally got this printer recognized on my computer and then i go to print something hella happy thinking that its gonna print finally and the paper just goes right through the printer. from the bottom to the top. i tried printing picture and text. neither work. what could be the problem? thanks in advace. i sure hope you guys can help me out
Printer only 18 months old and used little for private work. Problem is that it does print.... in a fashion..... it 'sounds' like it prints a line and then a loooonnnng pause of about 60 secs then another line and then pause of 60 secs. There is no paper jam. I have uninstalled and now installed but problem still the same. Just got the 'scan' sheet to assign out and not very good at all.... some lines partially missing. Have cleaned cartridges with toolbox, reinstalled cartridges too. Help someone please?
Being that this is a All In One, does it do this when you do a copy as well?
When printing from the internet (IE 5.5 - WindowsPro2K) first page of email (OWA) prints ok, 2nd page prints so small it is not readable. When printing web site articles e.g pg 1,2,4,5 print fine while pg 3,6 are in "squished"font. Also, have changed setting to print pg1,2,etc which works in Word but reverts to back to front printing on the Internet. Have deinstalled, reinstalled print driver from CD but no change. Any ideas?
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In printer properties, make sure that "photo printing" is unchecked (unless you are using a photo cartridge). Having the wrong cartridge selected can sometimes cause condensed printing.
I cannot get my DesKjet 720C to print in colour even after I turn off the check in the "print in greyscale" box under colour. I noticed that the apply button at the botom of the window does not activate when I change properties.
Check your color cartridge. It could be clogged too. You can clean the jets via the printer properties.
First make sure you have version 10.3 of the Hp drivers.
the newer version 10.3 isn't much different feature wise, but it could have some fixes. That is what version I use.
Check the settings in the printer properties too. Make sure your print quality on normal and the proper paper type selected. Put colorsmart II on automatic. Disable ICM.
You may have to uninstall the older drivers first. You could also remove the printer from the device manager, have windows detect again and then install the 10.3 drivers.
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I have a hp deskjet 3745 that is having some problems.
It won't print anything, the light just blinks on it. I have unplugged and plugged it back in again, but still nothing happens. When I push the blinking light it makes sounds and sounds like its getting ready to print, but it won't print.
If I put the paper in farther and push the blinking button than it will grab about 4 pieces of paper and send it through without printing anything on it.
Got any ideas whats wrong with it?
Merry Christmas everyone:
Our office HP682C has been working fine (for several years in fact) but suddenly it got ornry. There are 2 yellow lights. The top one is next to a button that (I think) is used to advance a sheet of paper. The bottom one indicates that the printer is ON and is next to the on/off button.
For some reason, the top light now blinks all the time and the printer will not print. If I shut it off and restart, the top light does not come on until I try, again, to print. Then it starts to blink again and the printer will not print.
I have an HP694C and my top light does that when it is out of ink.
You can test this by going to start, programs and you should have a HP program called toolbox or similar. Try printing a test page through that and see what error you get. You can do the same thing by going to start, settings, printers then right click on the printer and select properties.
A couple of years ago I bought my wife an HP Deskjet 450 printer to go with her laptop (Compaq Presario 2520 running XP SP2). All worked well until about 6 months ago, when it started getting paper-feed problems.
The paper would advance part way into the printer, then stop and the status LED would flash red. Pushing the 'paper feed' button /might/ cause to print OK, or it might advance a bit further, or it might just eject. I took it to my "local friendly" HP engineer, who spent a lot of time looking at it, but could find no obvious cause. However I have noticed that sometimes - but not always - the paper does not seem to feed straight.
Also, once the red light comes on then it seems to 'clog up' the print spooler system altogether. Even if you delete the print file from the print spooler and turn the printer on/off, it refuses to print again without logging out/in on XP.
The printer is NOT used as a mobile - I bought it simply because the table on which she uses the laptop did not have room for anything bigger! Also, we had been using quite a few of them at work, and if they could survive there then I figured they would work OK at home. We use the same business quality paper as we use without problem in the laser printer. She only used the printer about once or twice a week for perhaps 10-20 pages at max each time, so it has not had heavy use.
Any suggestions please - my wife is giving me grief :-( and I don't really want to have ... Read more
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HP DeskJet 1120C Printer automatically prints (& wastes) a blank sheet with 2 small hearts, then proceeds to print the requested page.
Sometimes, it also prints a wasted page AFTER the requested page.
After it has preformed this "wasted page" routine once, it settles down and prints only as requested. It does this with most all software (Word, Excell, Outlook express, and Dos programs such as Autocad).
I'm using Windows 98, but don't think that matters, since it also does this in pure Dos. I think it's the printer. Is there a configuration or set-up problem here? Is it initializating the printer? If so, what can I do to prevent this wasted page every time?
I would completely remove the printer and software and start from scratch. Uninstall the software and remove the printer from the printer folder. Reboot and follow the HP instructions. I think it is to install at the new hardware prompt for USB or cancel out of the new hardware box and install as normal software for parallel. If you donít get the new hardware box you didnít get it completely uninstalled.
I canít believe there would be a physical setting to have it print two hearts on a sheet before it starts printing.
I put in a supposedly incompatible color ink cartridge for my deskjet, so it gave me the appropriate message. But when I took that color cartridge out, I couldn't operate with just my black ink cartridge which is the correct model ...I don't want to uninstall anything because I don't have the software...I went to hp. com but I don't want to risk messing up this computer anymore...point me in the right direction please?
Not sure I understand completely your question. I recently worked on the same (Deskjet 932c) HP printer as yours. It came to me with a wrong (1823 instead of 78) color cartridge, and the correct(45) black one in it. It also had a paper jam, the only reason the owner said he brought it in. After the paper jam was cleared, the printer did not print. I followed the instruction booklet, and toured the HP site for help. This being an USB type, I installed the latest driver and kept trying. I discovered that cartridge detection is built into the software, in fact, therer is a row of pictures inside the printer that tell you, by having the return carraige stop with an arrow pointing at the appropriate message about whatever problem the printer is having. The one I worked on stopped first at the color cartidge, just said it was bad...so I replaced that. Yes,, this model must have both cartridges inside, and both must be detected as "good"in or it will not print. The printer printed in black, but the printhead was just about gone, could tell by the skipped lines, and no amount of cleaning or priming the cartridges did anything to help. So, I got a new black cartridge, and the printer was happy. Does a fine job when both cartridges are correct ones. There are some models that can handle more than one number cartridge, from what I have seen....the 932c USB does not. Another might perhaps work for a short while, maybe not. Hope to have been of some help.
I have a portable printer HP deskjet 450 that worked perfectly well with XP (either USB or BLuetooth). Since I have (pre-installed) Vista on my new laptop, I have found no way to make it work.
HP website says the drivers are pre-loaded in Vista for this printer and everything should work fine...
Has anyone experienced the same and found a clue ?
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Does anyone know where I can find drivers to get this printer/scanner working with Windows ME? Yes, I know , ME? It's a good system for my work computer, and I really need the printer/scanner. Thanks.
As of 7/2007,the HP website states they no longer provides drivers for ME, claiming that as Microsoft stopped supporting ME, so did they. You can try doing a google search for the drivers or buy a new printer for less than $100.
I have DeskJet 640C Printer.
When I turn it on it goes thru the normal set-up.
Put the carriage goes over to the right and then backs over to the left (a little) and the station goes up & down and then the "Reset" light blinks.
But when I take the BLAC cartridge out the carriage goes over to the right like it suppose to and stays there. But whne I try to print, it start off doing what it normally does - goes over to the left and pulls paper in.
But then it stops and the "Reset" light blinks again...
What does this mean?? Or what can I do to sto pthis from happening??