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Printer won't print

I have a new old printer. Hooking it up via USB to traditional conversion cable (pegs??)(printer does not have USB port. I downloaded the driver. It is an HP 612C. OPen word document, send to print and the machine engages, the cartridge mechanism moves and the paper begins feeding - then, stops, and the light that has a picture of a piece of paper with an arrow begins bllinking and no printing takes place.

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Sounds to me the printer is trying to tell you that there is a paper problem.

Please check ther entire paper path for any scraps of paper.

Also, make sure that the feed rollers are clean and soft.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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