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Not printing this printer was printing fine until it started this behaviour.well i tried to uninstall the printer software and tried to install again but the problem persisted.the printer reports that there is no paper when i try to print yet it was working fine and nothing happened to it.i thought and put the paper there but it still complains of the problem so i dont know what .some one told me could be the paper sensers but i'm not good at hardware of printers so thought you could helpi tried to change the printer port which was originally LPT1 and i put LPT0.when still things dint work i decided to put the port back(LPT1) but this time they were telling that it is not a valid port.so now i'm stack yet i need the printer to work.please assist me.thanks.

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The paper sensor came in the left of the printer you can see it maybe stuck

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It sounds like you have tried all the right things and are on the right track.

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here are a couple of simple suggestions to try for a quick fix

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Click on Start, open Printers and Faxes then push the F1 key on your key board.
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Not getting anywhere...
Try this... Unplug the printer and any other additional device connected to your PC.
Check that you have the original installation CD for the printer, then
Uninstall all the printer software

Restart your PC and DO NOT plug the printer back in yet.
Install the printers software from the CD.
It should get to a stage in the installation and ask you to plug the printer in, do this now. after that just follow the instructions on the screen and you should be up and printing again.
You may need to restart your computer after installation is complete, its OK to leave the CD in the player (unless you are instructed to remove it) and leave the printer plugged in at this stage.

There are a lot of variables, other options and other ways of doing this, so if you have the patience keep reading up on it and trying different things.
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Got to work this morning and the thermal printer had continuously printed the previous days manifest until it had run out of labels. I inserted new labels and it started to print the manifest again. I...


Uninstall the printer and restart the computer once installed reinstall the printer from the CD that came with the printer or get the latest software / pilots from the printer's web page

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I downloaded the software for the HP PhotoSmart C4480 on my Mac but when I try to print I get an error message that says Operation Could Not Be Completed client-error-not-possible. Is there a way to fix...


Are you sure that you downloaded the correct file ?
Please check to make sure.

If you did, then let's try uninstalling it and installing it again with a clean install.


>Turn off the Printer and unplug it from the computer.
> Go to Start/Control Panel>Install.Uninstall and scroll down until you find the printer software.
>Highlight it and Uninstall it.
>Turn off all running programs including your internet and virus control.
>Go to the file that you downloaded. It should be an 'exe' file. I always save mine to my desktop, so that I can find them. ( If you cannot locate the file you will need to download it again and save it to your desktop this time)Click on the file to install your software. When it is installed plug your printer back in to you PC and restart your PC.

Be sure to restart you virus control if it does not start automatically.
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The issue you have described regarding your printer is mainly due some dirt on the printer drum, As most of the issues like this get solved when you clean the Drum, However before you start troubleshooting your printer you should try few steps to check where actually the issue lies is it the Drum or the cartridge or is it with the driver software or even with the document file software program that you are trying to print form, so try these steps below to know where the issue lies here is what you need to do,


Try to scan and print a document, by using the copy option on the printer control panel directly (Check if the print is good, if so then the issue is with either the printer driver or the document software you are trying to print).


If you find that the print output is the same which means the printer again printed a complete black page try to clean the Drum of the printer with a soft dry cloth. Please make sure that you completely disconnect the printer power cord and leave the printer powered off for sometime before you remove the printer cartridge
and clean the Drum.


Alternately you can also try the old cartridge if you still have it with you just to check if the print out is fine with it, with this we can isolate the issue as we will come to know that the Toner cartridge is gone bad and you can then replace it.


However if you find the copy was fine then you can try printing a test page and check if its good. (If you find that if the test page prints okay, then try printing any other document form a different program however if you find that the test page looks like the same I mean if it is completely black then you can try to uninstall the driver and reinstall it again).


Here is how you can uninstall the driver and reinstall it.



  1. Click on start, point to control panel and click on control panel.

  2. Click on Add/Remove icon and select the printer driver and click o remove.

  3. After the un-installation wizard is complete close all the windows and disconnect the printer form the computer.

  4. Insert the driver disk in the Disk drive and install the driver.



Note: Do not connect the printer to the computer until the installation wizard asks you to do so.


If the document prints fine, you will then have to check the setting of the software programe that you were trying to print form earlier or even you can try to uninstall and reinstall the program to fix the issue.

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Troubleshooting common setup issues :
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3) Restart you computer.
4) Turn off the HP Photosmartm wait one minute then turn it on.
5) Reinstall the HP Photosmart software.

If your installation is incomplete, or if you connected the USB cable to the computer before prompted by the software installation screen, you might need to uninstall and reinstall the software. Do not simply delete the Hp Photosmart application files from your computer. Make sure to remove them properly using the uninstall utility provided when you installed the software that came with the HP Photosmart.

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7) Follow the onscreen instructions and the instructions provided in the Setup Guide that came with the HP Photosmart.







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Disconnect printer from computer
Cancel documents in queue
if using a straight USB connection, delete all instances of printer. else remove duplicate printer icons.
Reboot & reconnect printer (swap cables if not detected)

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If still not working, Uninstall the printer and install the printer again but
doing this:

1) Uninstall the printer,
2) Delete all the printer folders created during the last installation. (Usually in folder "Program Files")
3) In the computer registry (start >> run >> regedit.exe) Delete all printer paths
4) Reboot your computer
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