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Printer not printing what is sent to it

Instead of printing the document, the printer prints a line of code on one piece which makes no sense, then churns a continuous stream of paper through without printing anything.  it may then print another random piece of paper with code on it

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SOURCE: HP LaserJet 1020 Prints a Black Line when at the right side when using Ms Word 2007

First, you need to try update the latest microsoft office patch file from microsoft or you can open the MS Word, go to "HELP" menu select the update MS Word or related. Try the latest patch file first. You also can try windows update and select custom update, see their list have this problem solution or not. Second, you need to go to HP website download latest driver for LJ1020 and suitable use on Vista. Lastly, if still not solve the problem, you need this problem/issue to microsoft, ask their solutions. Kent

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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SOURCE: The printer keeps printing pages of single line code even offline

hi i am having roughly the same problems i use cad and have not even managed to print that far yet what windows are using?

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Printing Problem

Go Applications-utilities-Print Set up utility Open Print set up utility Then Go reset Print system Then go to hp folder-device utilities-hp set up assistant Run hp set up assistant to install the drivers it will fix the Problem

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

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SOURCE: occasionally bottom line of document only partially prints

Goto Office button-> Print-> properties-> Change paper size to A4

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: printer says printing document but will not print. anything

I had this same problem, and after 45 minutes with HP support, eventually managed to get it to print by turning the printer of and then holding down both arrow keys (left and right) at the same time while turning the printer back on. I held down the arrow keys until it said "Language: English" and then clicked through the prompts. It then restarted, and all was well again.
Other places mention doing this with the OK and Cancel keys, but that didn't do it for me - the arrow keys did.

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Sorry, but this is impossible, as a "printer problem". This is clearly a "software/buffer/document" problem.

This can ONLY happen (on two printers, same results) if the DOCUMENT has "exclusive" properties or instruction sets, or "invalid data" for the "missing" lines. For example, you may be printing an HTML document with "DO NOT CACHE" meta tag or java instructions about specific lines or form entries. Many sites (like banks, registration, or encrypted mail/login pages) do this as a security measure to prevent critical data from being inadvertently printed (and ending up outside in trash cans for an ID thief to pilfer). Other possibilities: The lines are NOT text data, they might be IMAGES of text, and saved in a format the printer/buffer does not support. Any of these examples would allow the software to DISPLAY the specific (missing) lines of text -yet NOT print them.

To test my theory (almost a certainty really), simply open the document and select PRINT SCREEN key (or use whatever key commands capture the screen as an image). This copies what YOU see, to the clipboard as a single "image" file (instead of a variety of ASCII characters, images, and code).

Next, open "PAINT" in accessories under MSlop (or any IMAGE editor like Photoshop, Gimp, etc)

Select NEW and agree to the screen size you are using (1024x768, 800x600, 1280x800, etc)

Select PASTE from file menu (or CTRL/V keys). Your document will now appear.

Print the document. The "missing lines" will now show up! If the document is too long for one screen shot, you may have to scroll down, recapture (PRINT SCREEN, etc) and paste one or more images into each other before printing it as a single IMAGE.

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