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Printer is not printing

My printer(HP LaserJet II P) is already defaulted to the computer.When I do a test print, no response is coming from the printer.Instead, the computer replied"printer is out of paper" even though I already placed some paper beforehand.The screen indicator in the printer display a message "12 open or no EP".What does this mean? My computer is an HP Vectra with an MS Windows XP Professional version 2002 Service Pack 2 operating system. Please help me.Thanks//Gene

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Why my hp laserjet 1320 printer take gape of 5 second after a print

Most probably due to overheating. Or maybe it is placed jn a damp area. Or due to internal laser heating element which is responsible for drying out the printed ink. Or other reason can be your system printer settings. Try them restoring to default first.

Jan 04, 2014 | HP LaserJet 1320 Printer

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Hi, My HP laserjet prints only test page. I can't print anything else. Thank you in front.

Since you can print the TEST page, that indicates there is communication between computer and printer.

Each program/software on your computer such as Micro Soft Office and others need to be TOLD to use the specific printer.

Two things to look at:

1. Left click Windows START button
2. Left click Control Panel
3. Look for PRINTERS and select
4. Find your printer and make sure it has a GREEN check mark next to it (Default)
5. Then use one of your programs and try to PRINT
6. May have to tell your program to select AND print to specific printer

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How to use HP Laserjet 2300 dn offline. This printer is a network printer

Thank you for contacting FixYa with your inquiry.
This printer can work very well via a standard printer cable directly connected to your computers LPT Terminal. Most of Microsoft's current Operating Systems already have the LaserJet J2300 drivers built in and will automatically install when connected.
To confirm your connection to go to your computers printer setup and ensure the driver is configured to print from LPT1 port and click on print a test page. (Start/Settings/Printers/LJ2300 - Right Click on properties then click on the tab for ports. The general tab should have a button to print test page)
The network card that comes with your printer (Jet Direct Card) will not be used with this method nor will the Ethernet cable be required.
Hope this helps helps. Please keep us updated and remember to rate this answer.

Dec 14, 2010 | HP LaserJet 2300dn Printer

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After connect to a computer this give me a test

From the Control Panel, go to Printers & Scanners (or Devices and Printers in Win 7) and make the HP printer the default printer.

Next print, don't hit the "print" icon on your software, but instead click the File text-link and choose "print". This will bring up the print menu and show you where your printed docs have been going.
Change the printer's submenu choice to the HP laserjet.

Mar 29, 2010 | HP LaserJet 2300N Printer

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No printing, printer says ready, will test print from menu button

Go to my computer, click on control panel, click on printer/fax and see what is set for default. What ever printer icon that says ready, right click and set as default.

Mar 11, 2010 | HP LaserJet 4 plus Printer

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HP Laserjet P1008 not Printing

What you need to do is go to the printersmenu in the control panel and then see which printer is set as the default printer.If the selection is correct,see if any documents are pending in the print queue or not.If it still does not solve your concern then your printer has taken up an IP address that is no more recognized by your computer.So you need to change the port to which the computer is printing.If you want further support you can avail free technical support on

Apr 08, 2009 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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HP 4050N drops pages when printing from WP4.2 under WIN98se

Hi there,
  • Unplug the printer cable from the computer.
  • Unistall the printer drivers from Device manager and also unistall the all the printer appications
  • restart the computer
  • try to download drivers from the website
  • after installing drivers and software it will ask you to connect the printer.
  • then you can connect the printer and and try to Print the test page.
Hope this help. Please Rate My Response! Thanks! 

Mar 12, 2009 | HP LaserJet 4050 Printer

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Color laserjet 4550n - printer will not print. It indicates that it is ready, however, it does not seem to accept print jobs that are sent to it.

try doing a self test print, if that works then you most likely have a communication problem between your computer and the printer. Try unplugging the usb cable and plug it back in see if you get any response.

Jan 30, 2009 | HP Color LaserJet 4550n Printer

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Printing problem

The printer itself is printing, but when I stalled Laserjet 4000 and try to print it shows ERROR even printing test page. I do not know why my HP laptop Vista cann't recognize the printer!


Nov 23, 2008 | HP LaserJet 4000n Printer

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HP LaserJet II p Plus will not print


I am assuming that you are using Vista. Based on your post/description:
1. the HP Compaq 6710b has no parallel port;
2. the HP LaserJet IIP Plus is only capable of either serial or parallel connection;
3. hence you're attempting a USB to Parallel interface;
4. the printer is installed in your notebook and is set to USB port;
5. from the printer a test print can be performed but not from the Printer Properties in your notebook;
6. all printing jobs initiated from the notebook results in an "Error".

With the above in mind, may I point/suggest that:
a. Windows Vista driver will only enable your HP LaserJet IIP Plus' basic functions to work. It is not 100% compatible;
b. alternately, you can try using the XP installation CD/drivers of the printer;
c. the compatibility issue may be compounded by the USB to parallel interface;
d. the USB to parallel interface may be hampered by a known Vista USB issue;
e. you can try patching/updating the Vista USB driver. Since this has been a recognized issue with Vista, Microsoft has posted a fix for this here or here.
f. verify that the printer does not display a 22 or 40 Error.

If the printing concern has not been rectified after completion of the above procedures, you may need to:
i. download and install HP Universal PostScript Print Driver; or
ii. consider using a wireless print server connected to the parallel port of the printer; or
iii.consider replacing your printer. Sorry.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Mar 12, 2008 | HP LaserJet IIp plus Printer

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