I have recently purchased a new computer with Vista installed. I can print word documents etc but cannot seem to print anything from autocad 2002. It lists my printer but then says it cannot find the device or driver and will not print. Help
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Make sure your printer is the default printer to do this go to control panel printers and hardware then printers and faxes right click your printer and set as default you my be printing as a microsoft xps document
Could it just be that the black cartridge has run out? If not, try and clean the print heads. You should be able to do this in the printer options in Windows. It is more than likle that the black nozzle is blocked.
1) Go to HP 1280 Support
There is a link there to detect to see if your printer has the correct driver. Click on it and see if it will install the Vista driver automatically.
2) You can download and install the driver manually by going to the same page above and click on "Download Drivers and Software". On the next page select your operating system...Vista.There is only one choice...the driver. Click on "Download". When the download window opens, select Save and save it to your Desktop. When the download is complete, run (double-click) the file on the desktop.
When I printed powerpoint documents on a hp deskjet 1280 it failed to print lines. I found that this problem could be solved by changing the transparency attribute of the line to 50%. The transparency attribute of a line or shape can be found by clicking on the sequence format/shape-outline/more-outline-colours/transparency at the top of the screen
You have either a clogged colour print head or a non-functioning print cartridge (only one colour working). If the printer has separate cartridges for different colours (and black) you can do a partial swap, replacing the ones that have failed, but start by running the command CLEAN PRINT HEADS from the printer options or controller panel, and watch for the quality to improve. You may have to clean the heads two or three times. If no change in the quality after two flushes, replace the cartridges with new ones.