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Hp lj1160 wont print


No matter what I do - printing over print server or connecting directly to LPT1,
the printer is not responding...

It prints out a test page if I hold down a green button on top of it, everything else dos not work.

It worked fine for 5 hours then stopped.


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Check the ink in the printer, clean its nozzles and then try for the test page.

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SOURCE: printer only prints top line of document (hp photosmart 7150)

Is the black cartridge full?

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SOURCE: HP laserjet 1020 one page only when usinga printserver.

buy a gdi capable print server like a
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You write "type the above line at command prompt". I dont't know Where exactly to write? Can you tell me!

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SOURCE: HP D4160 Everything OK, except blinking orange arrow; cant print!

first open your cartridge opening door and open color cartridge then close the door and try to print,if print then replace color cartridge if no print then again try open the door open the black cartridge put the color cartridge close the door and try to print if print success then replace the black cartridge.

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Hi, details below for creating a ersistent connection from LPT1: to you \\computer\\printername printer. Do the following on the other workstation that is not printing.

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