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Why is my printer showing a idle status and not printing?

My printer wont print at all it doesnt even with the icon that it is printing. All it showing is a error message that something is wrong with the current printer setup. The only thing i see wrong is that it is showing idle. .... How do i fix that??? its a hp laserjet 1020.

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Hello,

I believe the printer is connected via USB.
Check in device manager if the LJ 1020 printer is listed.
If yes, go to the driver properties > ports tab and Select the appropriate port for the printer

Alternatively, uninstall the full software and reinstall it again from
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=439320&

- Nikhil

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