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My HP LaserJet 6L Won't Print on new HP/Vista PC

I connected my LaserJet 6L to my new HP Pavilion PC with a USB to IEEE 1284 printer cable. I successfully loaded the driver and Vista receives the print job and ships it off the printer. No errors, and no print jobs left in the que. One of the green lights on the LaserJet flashes like it is going to print, but then just stops without printing anything.

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    Hi I've got the same problem, have you find a solution?

  • starwalker Aug 03, 2008

    It doesn't work NETWORKED to an XP system either, regardless of shutting off "bi-directional."


    I am using a HP avilion dv9207us Notebook PC with Vista Home
    Premium. I want to use my HP LaserJet 6L. Of course the HP Pavilion
    dv9207us does not have a parallel port, so I’ve successfully networked to an XP
    PC system that does, and successfully installed the HP LaserJet 6L.



    I
    have added the network printer to the HP Pavilion dv9207us. It
    however will not print to the HP LaserJet 6L over the network, and
    would seem to need something special at the Vista end to do so.

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Use any printer parallel 25pin convertor to USB cable and connect it to pc or notebook
Connect both ends from pc to 6L printer
Go to website to choose the correct O/S driver for installation
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=14974&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodClassId=-1&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25476
Use virtual USB port005 for printer 6L
Bi-directional option can be ticked
Click apply and ok
Unplug and replug the USB cable
Try printing a test page,

I have tried it, the vista download drivers works on vista, no problems in printing at all, advise from http://www.bebo.com/andythoo




Posted on Nov 21, 2008

  • 2710297 Mar 15, 2011

    Hi varsitythoo,
    your reply is very strange:
    1) if you really tested HP 6L on VISTA you should definitely know that hp.com doesn't have driver for VISTA as VISTA already has it, so why do you link people to WRONG link....

    2) where did you find USB port005 - when I connect USB-LPT cable the only USB001 port is available

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Hi there I think that vista has a problem with IEEE 1284 connections try setting the driver properties to no bi directional printing. If not then I suggest to get a HP jetdirect box so you can use the Cat5e network cable.

Thanks J

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While printing from the USB Port sometimes slow printout/data transfer will result in slow printing of print jobs. SOLUTION: Solution After the printer is installed on the USB Port, check the description under the Ports Tab what is selected. Please refer to the figure below : c00873625.jpg Using the USB/ Virtual Printer Port and DOT4/ HP Laserjet 2420, under the Port/Description Tab printer speed will be as per the standard. Whereas using the DOT4/ Generic IEEE 1284 under Port/Description Tab, Printer speed will be very slow. If DOT4/ Generic IEEE 1284 is selected by default, then you have to uninstall the USB driver from the Device manager and plug in the USB cable again. Then it will detect the printer and USB port with respect to the printer model.

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