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I recently plugged my printer into a USB Hub Adapter, and since then it won't print a total document. At best, half the document, but usually just an inch or so. I've checked all the settings. Things LOOK normal. What should I do?

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The printer is an HP Officejet v40. It appeared to be fixed last night and printed out one entire sheet, but then went back to only printing out partial pictures and text. How much would it cost me to find out how to fix this? Do I need a new driver? What could it be?
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Posted on May 15, 2009

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