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HP3180 Won't consistently print

My HP 3180 won't print on a regular basis. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. The orange flasing light comes on (check paper) and I try to reset it. It goes through its motions but won't pick up the paper. There are no jams and the ink is full. Sometimes I turn off the printer and then turn it on and it will work for a while. Sometimes I reboot the computer and then it works. But it is never a consistent pattern. Help.

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Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnectthe printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd doboth and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printerto the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 29, 2009


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