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Printers not picking up usb cable

Usb cable connected to laptop and printer but isnt printing

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Remove usb cable from pc
uninstall hp software.
reinstall hp software without plugin usb
follow the instructions

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SOURCE: Unable to print

Disconnect your printer and go to the HP web page and down load the latest driver. Follow the install instruction and only connect the printer when the software instructs you to. The windows plug and play has conflicts with HP printers. Ignore any window messages that say the the software is not on their compatablity list. Restart the computer. Anything in the printer que will start printing. Make sure you cancel any duplicates or you may have hundreds of pages printing. Also go into the control panel and click on printers and faxes and delete the old printer profiles. Select the current printer as the default

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Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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SOURCE: printing through wireless

hi,

if you had the printer before using the USB cable. then you changed it to wireless, try the ff:

1. re-insert the CD the came with the box, the cd that you used to install the printer Software to your computer.
2. after inserting the cd, it will give you option "add a device".
3. click on that to install the printer driver for WIRELESS.

note: the reason why you cant print, is mainly because the printer driver you have is still for USB connection. so inorder for you to be able to print, you need to install a printer DRIVER for wireless... That should WORK..


adonscott
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Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Can I connect the printer directly to my laptop using ethernet cable

Hi! If the computer is connected to an HP All-in-One on a network, you can access the Embedded Web Server that resides in the HP All-in-One. The Embedded Web Server is a web-based user interface that provides some options not available on the HP All-in-One control panel, including advanced network security options. The Embedded Web Server also enables you to monitor status and order printer supplies. For information on how to use the features available in the Embedded Web Server, see the onscreen help within the Embedded Web Server. To access Embedded Web Server help, open the Embedded Web Server, then click the Help link under Other Links on the Embedded Web Server Home tab. NOTE: Only use the Embedded Web Server to change network settings if you cannot access the HP All-in-One control panel, or you need to change an advanced option not available on the control panel. Access the Embedded Web Server Use the following instructions to access the Embedded Web Server. You can only access the Embedded Web Server on a computer that is connected to an HP All-in-One on a network.

  1. Press Setup on the HP All-in-One.
  2. Press c00706174.gif until Network is highlighted, then press OK . The Network Menu displays.
  3. Select View Network Settings menu, then press OK .
  4. Select Print Network Configuration Page , then press OK . A configuration page prints, including the IP address. You will use the IP address in the next step.
  5. In the Address box in the Web browser on the computer, type the IP address of the HP All-in-One, as shown on the network configuration page. For example, http://192.168.1.101 . The Embedded Web Server Home page displays, showing information for the HP All-in-One. NOTE: If you are using a proxy server in your browser, you might need to disable it to access the Embedded Web Server.
  6. If you need to change the language displayed in the Embedded Web Server, do the following:
    1. Click the Settings tab.
    2. Click Select Language in the Settings navigation menu.
    3. In the Select Language list, click the appropriate language.
    4. Click Apply .
  7. Click the Home tab to access device and network information, or click the Networking tab to access more network information or to modify network information.
  8. Make any configuration changes.
  9. Close the Embedded Web Server.
Good Luck!

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: printer keeps saying usb cable not connected

1)right click the my computer icon
2)click properties and then click hardware n go to device manager.
3)uninstall all usb ports and then scan for hardware changes
4)ur pc will detect your printer and ask for printer drivers
5)re load drivers and your pc will communicate with your printer
6)for reloding install the cd follow the instructions on the screen and click next
7)restart when the printer is loded.connect the wires and cords properly.
 

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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