Question about HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have to unplug all USB devices for my printer to print - and have to power cycle, etc.

Here's info on my laptop:

OS: Windows XP Home v. 2002 s
CPU/Ram: Intel Pentium M Processor
Model/Manufacturer: HP Pavilion dv1000

Here's a log I kept of the problems I've had with the printer:

after I finished installing the printer - it detected the device again and installed a new printer - a copy of the previous one..

even when I had all the other USB devices unplugged it printed maybe one sheet and then started printing just a little bit of one paper and then shooting off to the next page and just consuming paper - very weird - printing and wasting lots of paper.

It seems to work as long as I have the USB mouse unplugged and the USB mp3 player unplugged....strange... like it literally started printing once I unplugged the USB mouse

I had to unplug and replub in the USB cord for the printer for it to start printing... (?) -

When I plugged in my printer just now it made '4' bell sounds - and it also interrupts Napster from working - like the USB ports conflict with each other or something.....

I'm having problems with the USB where it will constantly make noise as though I'm plugging it in and then unplugging it - and I don't recall that problem happening when I've had previous printers - or I just feel like this printer may be faulty somehow (I bought it from Radioshack) or mabye because I'm using a laptop something on the motherboard is just crapping out on me - who knows....

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  • skelly08 Nov 03, 2008

    I think maybe my mother board is bad - maybe an issue with the laptop USB.... I might just buy a cheap printer and test it out...a non-usb one maybe.



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