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Printer gets stuck with a "Printing ..." or "PC Print ..." message on the LCD display

My printer frequently stalls with a "Printing ..." or "PC Print..." message on the LCD and the only things that seems to solve the problem is to cancel all print jobs and reset the printer. The documents I'm printing or excel spreadsheets.

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I have the same problem with mine. Another option is to "Log Off Administrator" at the PC or "Restart" the PC and prior to shutting down it seems to pfrint all my jobs ... better than cancelling.

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If you haven't already done it, the first thing you should do will be to turn off both the computer and the printer, then restart both.

Next, clear out the Print Que. Once the first print job stalls out, it creats a road block that will not let any subsequent print jobs print.

After clearing the print que, got to START, CONTROL PANEL, PRINTERS AND FAXES and find your printer. Right click on your printer then click on Properties. When the properties window opens up, look at the bottom of the General Tab and click on Print Test Page. If the Test Page prints out, try printing from your software program (Word, Excel, Word Perfect, etc).

If the Test Page does not print out, or it does and you still can't print from the software program, then clear the print que again and restart both the computer and the printer again.

I am going to assume that this is either a Parallel Port or USB printer, in which case you might try unplugging the cable (USB or Parallel) from both the printer and the computer, then plugging it back in at both ends.

If that does not work, try replacing the cable and see what happens.

If replacing the cable does not solve the problem, you will most likely need to reinstall the printer, or just the print driver depending on what type of software came with the printer. Once you have reinstalled the printer, try printing a test page again and then printing from your word processor or what-ever.

One of those steps should take care of the problem, if not, then you may have a hardware (or firmware) ware issue, in which case you will more than likely have to have it serviced by PC or Printer Technician. If that is the case, depending on the quality of the printer itself, it might be more cost efficient just to replace the printer.

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Are there any error messages that display on the control panel of the printer or on your computer? That might narrow down the problem and the solution.

With what you have said so far, it could be a couple of things. The printer series you have tends to not print at all unless all of the print cartridges have ink in them. If even one of them is empty or near empty, printing seems to stop, even if you aren't going to print using the color that is empty. My first recommendation is for you to check all of the cartridges to make sure they all have ink in them. Replace any that might be empty.

This sort of issue can also be caused if the electrical contacts between an ink cartridge and the print carriage are dirty. Assuming all the cartridges have ink in them, you should check the electrical contacts on *both* the cartridges and the print carriage. HP.com has a web page that shows you how:

Cleaning Electrical Contacts

Go to Step Two in this document for the proper instructions.

If my suggestions don't solve the problem, please post back any other information that might help narrow this issue down. As I previously said, if an error message appears on the printer or computer, please post the exact text of the message. That will help a lot. Thanks.

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      1. Clean the color cartridge contacts.
      2. Reinsert the color cartridge into the carriage and close the blue latch.
      3. Close the printer and wait 10 to 15 seconds.
      4. If the LCD display reads Remove and Check Print Cartridges , replace the color cartridge.
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      3. Clean the black or photo cartridge contacts.
      4. Reinsert the black or photo cartridge.
      5. Close the printer and wait 10 to 15 seconds.
      6. If the LCD display reads Remove and Check Print Cartridges , replace the black or photo cartridge.

  1. Remove and then reinsert the cartridge indicated in the error message.
  2. If the error is still displayed, clean the contacts.
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    1. Remove both cartridges, lower the latches, and close the printer access door.
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    3. Turn the printer back on by pressing the On button.
    4. When the message display reads Insert Print Cartridges , open the access door and replace the cartridges.
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