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All in one Photosmart c7280 will not recognize mirror feature on photographs. What can I do?

I changed from XP to Vista and my All-in-one Photosmart c7280 will not recognize mirror image feature. What can I do?

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  • bilbojf May 15, 2009

    We have tried this twice. Once downloading and then deleting printer, deleting all things that might be causing it, and then adding printer back and trying again. Nothing is working at the moment. Maybe it is a bad printer. I am getting very annoyed because this printer is only just a year old and I have had so much trouble with extended warranties that I said no when asked. Hope something will develop to help. Thanks. Bilbo



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Have you tried installing the newest version of the vista software for your printer yet?

if not first go to this link and download and install it:

Use the second download, the full suite. Then try again.

If it doesn't work comment back here and I will pull up and image for you of where the feature should be.

Hope this helps FixYa,


Posted on May 15, 2009

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    Chris May 15, 2009

    Ok, I understand. I have the same line of printer I bought recently to replace one that lasted about 5 1/2 years. I like em but in fact when I set mine up on the network all the 2000/vista pc's and the Mac had no problem talking to it but the 2 XP machines actually defaulted into Mirror Mode. Of course the first thing we printed was the wifes 28 page tax return, almost sent it that way too.

    Anyway sounds like you have aa good idea what you're doing but I'm going to pop those instructions up anyway, give them a quick look and compare with your printer settings. See if you have the Mirroring turned on for sure. If it's on and the printer won't mirror it could be a failing in the computer or a shortage of RAM in either the printer or your PC as you try tp process the print job.

    Ok, for more redundancy, open Start menu, then Control panel, make sure it is in clasic view and open the piinters folder.

    Identify your HP printer then Right-Click the icon and select properties

    Now Click the Printing Preferences Button

    select the advanced tab and verify if the mirror setting is On/Off mine is off in the picture

    Ok, if it is on, and doesn't work it is likely a problem of not enough memory, if that is the case you can test this by printing a single line of text from notepad in mirror mode, if it works you need more memory for the printer, if it doesn't work there may be an issue with the driver for you model on vista. If that's the case try emailing hp support to tell them the issue, would be helpful to include a link to this webpage forum so they can see what has already been tried.

    Hope this helps,




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