Question about HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

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Printer won't print. I had to move the desk and everything was unplugged and now it won't print. It is on, checked as default, on-line, I think it may be the port.

What port should it be connected to?

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  1. Background
    • HP provides details of the problem on its website. The problem usually occur on PC laptops or when printing across a network. HP offers several fixes for the problem.
    Software
    • First, check your Windows print queue and ensure the printer is not set as "Paused" or "Working Offline." This can often clear the problem and resume your printing.

    Resolution
    • The problem can also be caused by printer driver issues. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the printer driver. Connecting your printer directly to your computer using a parallel cable may solve the problem, but this may not be practical in all cases as many modern laptop computers do not have a parallel port.
Instructions
    • 1 "Power Cycle" Your printer. Shut down the printer, unplug the power cord from the socket, give it 5 minutes, plug it in again and turn it back on. Try to print.
    • 2 If the printer still won't process a job, shut down and restart your computer.
    • 3 Check your printer cable connections to the computer.
    • 4 Check the printer for any paper jams, check the trays, and also pull out the toner cartridge and/or remove any paper jam, if you find one. Put the cartridge back in. Then try to print.
    • 5 If after completing the steps above, the printer is still not working, click "Start," then "Settings," click "Printers," and the printer folder will open. Make sure your HP LaserJet 5 is selected as the default printer.
    • 6 Double-click your printer, and delete everything from the print queue, canceling all the print jobs. Close out the queue.
    • 7 Right-click on your printer icon and make sure it's not offline. If it is, then click "use this printer online."
    • 8 Right-click your printer, and click properties. Make sure the right port is selected for your LaserJet 5 Printer. If you are using a parallel cable, you are most likely using an LPT port; if USB, then look for a USB connection in the list. If the port connection is correct, try to print again.
    • 9 It's still not printing? Click "Start," then "Control Panel." Double-click "Programs and Features" or "add or remove programs," uninstall your Laserjet printer software, and restart your computer.
    • 10 Insert your Laserjet software and driver disk. Proceed to reinstall your printer software and drivers. Then test the printer again. If it is still not working, you probably will have to seek professional assistance.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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SOURCE: HP Laserjet 2300 printing 5 copies

Friend,

There shouldn't be any need for a parallel-to-USB device, since your printer has both ports - and you could use ONE of the ports for printing. One, since two ports does NOT mean that the printer can serve two PCs simultaneously. On startup, it determines which port is active and "forgets" the other.

So I would have gone for either a parallel cable (IEEE 1284 standard, no longer than 10 feet) or a USB cable, running the cable directly from PC to printer.

If there's a need for several users to access this printer, I would either have shared it from my computer (where it's physically attached) to the other users in the network - or, purchased a jetDirect network card for the printer. With a JetDirect card the printer is accessible for all users over the network regardless of which computer is switched on.

Hope this clarifies and gives an answer to your question.

//Al

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

SOURCE: I installed a USB2 to Parallel adaptor to connect

Hi there,
You need to change the port settings of your printer from the printer properties,
Go to printer >Right Click and select Properties Go to Ports> and select USB001 port
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and select apply and then ok, now restart your printer and give the print command it should print now,
If you require more assistance, feel free to reply to this post, Regards-BA

Posted on Jan 15, 2011

Isaac25
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SOURCE: My Printer (HP LaserJet 1020)

Hello,
I suppose that this is a mere software controversy. Try to do a system reset of the printer.
I mean, follow the steps.... First disconnect the printer, then uninstall all the printer's associated utilities from your laptop. Then install the latest driver for you HP Printer. You can find it on the HP's official website.
Then reconnect the printer and try printing. This will surely. Also check the if it is working on any other usb ports.
Thank You.

Posted on Mar 06, 2011

decso
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SOURCE: blinking/flashing lights(orange & green) &

that is because ur head of ur printing cartridge is damaged.

remove ur cartridges black as well as color
n install only black cartridge n check d blinking of lights on ur printer if it doesn't blinks it's mean ur black cartridge is OK but ur blinking of light on ur printer is same it's mean ur head of black cartridge is damaged
after this process remove the black one cartridge and install the color one cartridge n check d blinking of lights on ur printer if it doesn't blinks it's mean ur color cartridge is OK but ur blinking of light on ur printer is same it's mean ur head of color cartridge is damaged
now take a dry cotton cloth n gently clean ur cartridges head install both cartridges on ur printer n check ur blinking light on ur printer that will work only if u r too lucky other wise u have to purchase a one cartridge.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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SOURCE: My printer doesn't print word documents (it

try the following
1.power on your peinter
2.while press and hold the power button ,open and close the top cover times.

printer pick the paper and print the test page and alignment pattern for black and color.
if any of the black or color alignment pattern is not print ,then u have to change the cartridge accordingly.

Posted on Aug 01, 2011

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