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LP2844 printer only prints after reboot

We have three printers connected directly to the computer. The LP2844 (Zebra) will que jobs but won't print them until you reboot (and then skips some). Real pain. Have tried working with UPS tech support and they can't seem to fix it. Please help.

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  • Cindy0416 Oct 04, 2008

    Thanks so much for responding. I checked this and three USB virtual ports show up 02, 03, and 04. Each of the three printers takes one. There are other things there like Local Ports and Lan Manager Printer Ports but nothing is beside these.

    This problem has been going on for a while except that it would just hang up every once in a while. Now it does this every time we print from the LP2844 and will only print the labels on reboot. The UPS tech guy tried uninstallling the printer and reinstalling but was having problems because the computer wouldn't start the New Hardward Found icon and he couldn't decide which USB port it was on. I finally figured out it is on the USB003 port and got it reinstalled enough to continue printing by rebooting the computer. UPS guy's only response was to send a new printer and cable but I really don't think this is the problem. What do you think?

    I would just wait until Monday and start again with UPS but it is really hampering our business and it is really busy on Monday.


  • ray6255 Jan 29, 2009

    Yup.. we have the exact same issue with this same UPS printer.

  • wsahaydak Feb 02, 2009

    Having the same issue, except ours is printing FedEx labels. Worked fine for over a year and all of a sudden started doing this. Anyone find a solution ?



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They are not talking about an HP printer here they are talking Zebra and there is no SNMP option opn the zebra printers - try sticking to the topic.

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Not yet sure if this is a permanent soln- but i was having the same problem with my wirelessly networked HP L7780. it would queue jobs, but show the printer as offline and only print queued jobs during a reboot.
i went to the printer properties (as detailed by PABLOCSA) and _unchecked_ SNMP Status Enabled (as suggested on another forum). doing so immediatly started printing spooled jobs... but i'm not yet sure if this is a long term fix.

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  • Tom Watt Oct 19, 2012

    iI had the same problem, found "SNMP Enabled" under properties, configure port. Printing started instantly. Thank you.


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Probably you have some conflict on your printer ports. Go to your installed printer (Printer folder) and select one of them, >> righ click >> go to properties >> Ports

and see which port is taking the first printer, which is taking the second one and which the third one. It is problably than 2 of them are using the same port. (Virtual USB)

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