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When I plug my printer into my lap top and try to print..I get an error message saying I have reports in do I fix ?

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Try restarting the spooler

goto start - run - then type "Services.Msc" without the quotations obviously, the look for Printer Spooler - right click on the line, and left click stop.

once it has stopped its status will change from running to stopped, then right click and left click start.

this should hopefully clear any jobs it thinks it has in the queue.

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I tried printing text including elaborate colorful artwork on the pages. Some of it printed but the text became increasingly smeared. Finally it would not print any more. Hours later I tried copying a...

2 possible causes: 1 - the ink has started to dry in the cartridges, it has become too thick for the heads to project on the paper correctly and in the end it has clogged the printing heads - replace the cartridges and run several deep cleaning cycles. 2 - hardware fault: either the data cable (the ribbon that connects the print head carrier to the mainboard) has been damaged and it will have to be replaced at a repair shop or the processor of the printer has just failed - this is terminal since it will be cheaper to buy a new one than to replace the mainboard. To make a pretty exact diagnose of the situation take out the cartridges and see if the printer recognizes the situation when you try to print something. If you get an error message then it's the data cable, if the printer is unresponsive then it's the processor - time for a new one.

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I have an HP Deskjet 6540. What do the two orange lights near the on/off switch incicate?

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Use Printer Offline: Error Processing Command


Go to system settings and select the 'Printer' option.

Right-click on the printer and enable the 'Use Printer Online' function.

Cancel all the printing jobs till that moment and redo the process.

Sometimes the 'Printer Offline' message occurs due to a 'Job Stuck' issue.

Check all network connections and functions.

Be sure the network interfaces work properly.

Turn the printer off and on to see whether the device is working properly.

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I have a hp printer officejet pro k8600 I use it to print large documents 11x17. I just got a new lap top with windows 7. I can not print the 11x17 pages. No matter what I do it always prints a 8 1/2 x 11....

Well its a windows problem if you can look at the experts ask for computer_bob he may have a fix for you, if you know how to go to the hp web site and do a live chat for assistance. If they can't fix it then you will have to call the company you bought the lap top from or Microsoft and get support for it there, If it's new it's free. If you know how to look up technical bulletins let me know and I will get the general area for printers for Microsoft windows 7.0 There may be a fix for it there.

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I have HP 6540 ...... the black cartridge was emptry ( my son do this :) ) ...when i refill it (and put it in the printer) indicator says that the cartridge is empty. When i pres the buttons on the printer...

each cartridge has its unique serial number,
printer remembers him,
is absent sensor of the ink level determination in you cartridge. You can to print, but message will say to you "EMPTY CARTRIGE".
this warning function can be disconnected by you in printing driver.
If you bathe new cartridge, that level will show full.
If afterwards put(deliver) old , that he will show that empty.
Printer can have a memory about two or three last cartridges.

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If this laptop and printer combination worked before, try a new cable. They often fail inside without any notable outer damage.

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Error 0xc18a0301

Error: 0xc18a0301 fix from HP tech support:

Let us perform some steps to isolate the issue and find a fix for it.
Please perform the following steps and let me know the message that will be displayed on the printer.
A. - Press and hold the “*” key.
B. - Press the “#” key and release both keys.
Display should say “Enter Special Key Combo”
C. - Press and release in sequence the “1”, “2” and “3” buttons.

Screen says "support" R0631M

Press and release the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration Menu”.
Press and release the “OK” button.
Display should say “Hardware failure status”. If not there already, Arrow Key over to “Hardware failure status”,
Press and release the “OK” button.
Display should say “Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear”.

Press and release the “OK” Button. Message changes to “Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue”.

Press and release the “CANCEL” button as many times as necessary, so that, either the “Welcome to Photosmart Express” screen appears, or, the “Ink System Failure” screen appears. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO PRINT AT THIS STAGE.

Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.

Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer

turn the unit on. The printer may display message “USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER” followed by “PRESS OK TO CONTINUE”. Press OK. The Printer will start the “ONE TIME INK INITIALIZATION PROCESS”. Allow this process to complete and do not interrupt. Once the initialization process is complete, the printer will print out a Diagnostic Page.

Is the error message still being displayed on the printer?

Print a self test page to check the functionality of the printer.
Press Setup menu on the All-in-One then scroll using the arrow key and select Print Report then select Self Test Report.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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HP all in one printer and vista will not work

Well what i would recomment you would be to uninstall the software for your printer & then reinstall the entire application suit for the printer...

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Problem getting hp deskjet 6540 inkjet printer to print

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