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Printer not recognized

I have an hp 1280 printer. whenever i connect it to any computer it is not recognized by any of those pc's. can you help me? i tried cleaning it but it still didnt work. HELP!

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  • Ryan Zosa Apr 16, 2009


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    bherman503
    thanx guys!

    i already installed the driver but still it does not recognize the new hardware. i should get a "Found New Hardware", but on my case NONE, even in my system tray bar at the bottom of mymonitor screen. -sulognon

  • Ryan Zosa Apr 21, 2009

    i already tried it... but sad to say it still didnt work... am afraid my printers board is damaged? what if, lets say the problem of my printer is not the software? what if its the hardware (it has been 2 years since i bought that) can you suggest any web sites where i could check its hardware?

  • Ryan Zosa Apr 22, 2009

    i tried usb and parallel connector. i even changed several usb n parallel connectors from my other printers but still it is not recognized...

  • FYpro May 11, 2010

    how does the printer connect to the computer via usb?

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Install the printer software from the CD that accompanies your Printer and then try connecting the usb cable of your printer. It should work.

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Hello,

I would suggest that you disconnect the usb cable from the printer. Then, if the printer was previously installed and stopped working, uninstall all programs related to the printer through Add/Remove Programs or Programs & Features in the Control Panel.

After restarting the computer with the printer still disconnected you can follow the directions below to download the latest drivers.

To download the drivers you can go here. When the page opens you will need to choose your operating system. Then, from the Drivers section I would choose the full feature driver.

To start the download, select the download link to the right of the version you selected. Then, choose Save. After that, select Desktop from the Save In field. Then click Save to start the download.

Double click the icon to start the install.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.

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Connection is the problem,if the power indicator do not light up try replacing the power supply cord. If the power supply is okay then try replacing the connector from printer to your computer.

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Make sure you installed the software properly..sometimes some software requires you connect the printer first then install software...other times you install software first then install printer....make sure the settings are set up the same on the printer and computer....make sure all connections are secure..check owners manual...

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • bherman503 Apr 22, 2009

    if you have a warranty on the printer it might be a good time to call them as you might have a hardware problem then!

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Did you install the CD disk that comes with the HP 1280 printer?
Have the printers USB cable unplugged from the computer. Turn the printer off. With your computer running and Windows fully loaded, install the HP 1280 CD disk into your optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

Follow the instructions. If it asks you to restart your computer, do so. (Start>Turn Off Computer>Restart)

When Windows has fully loaded again, plug the USB cable of the printer into your computer. Turn the printer on.

You should get a "Found New Hardware", and perhaps a "Found HP 1280 printer device", out of your system tray bar at the bottom of your monitor screen.

You should now be able to click on Start, hover your mouse cursor on All Programs, and look to the right for your HP printer software programs.
In this same list, should be a -> Help <- feature at the bottom of the list.
Should you have any questions.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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    joecoolvette Apr 16, 2009

    Let's try two more things then.

    Sometimes, the method is that you plug the printer's USB cable, into the computer with Windows running, have the printer on, and then install the drivers. I don't find this method a very good approach, even when suggested by the printer manufacturer. Should this have been the method you followed, I would like you to now do this.

    Unplug the USB cable of the printer from the computer. Have the printer turned off.
    Computer running, Windows fully loaded, go to Start>Hover your mouse cursor on All Programs>HP
    Look down through the list, and see if Uninstall is present. Click on it. Follow the instructions. If it asks if you want to save any personal settings>No!

    If there is no Uninstall option, go to Add/Remove Programs.
    (Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs)
    After the list has populated, look for the HP printer software.
    Go to Remove,and click on it. Follow the instructions. If it asks you if you want to restart your computer -> No!
    Look in the list again, and make sure there is no other HP printer software. Sometimes it's broken up into Scan, and other options.
    If it asks you if you want to restart your computer now -> Yes!

    After Windows has fully loaded again, insert the HP 1280 CD. Load it. If it asks you if you want to restart your computer, ->Yes!
    If it doesn't, restart it anyway.

    Now plug the USB cable of the HP 1280 to the computer. Turn the printer on.

    Still NO to the "Found New Hardware"?

    Perhaps you have a bad driver/software disk.
    Printer unplugged from computer. Printer off.
    HP.com/Support>HP Deskjet 1280>Drivers & Software Downloads>Choose your Operating System screen.
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Tec...
    Choose what Operating System you're using. Click on the drivers you need. There will be a small window that comes up. Click on
    -> Run. There may be a Microsoft 'Squawk Box" that comes up.
    Ignore it, click on Run again. Follow any instructions.

    Should appreciate feedback on this, should you decide to try any of the above. I just want to know if your problem was resolved.


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SOURCE: HP 1280 PRINTER PROBLEM

Hi there there is this you can try it works with some

Step 1: Manual Temporary
1. Turn off the printer. And disconnect the printer cable.
2. Press and hold the POWER button, turn on the printer.
3. The indicator (L.E.D.) should be green.
4. Press and release the RESUME button , the indicator (L.E.D.) should be orange.
5. Press and release the RESUME button again, the indicator (L.E.D.) should be green.
6. Release both buttons.

step 2 : Software for Permanant
1. Reconnect the printer cable.
2.Open General Tools software and select (USB PORT2_bing.gif)
3.Choose (SET DESTINATION 1) And it should be reset.

Sofware Download "After service mode Pls use software for permanent reset
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