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Printer not printing

Printer prints when turned off & on (test page) but when you request a page to be printed it doesn't

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    printer will print a test page, but will not print anything else

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    PRINTER PRINTS TEST PAE ONLY, WILL NOT PRINT ANYTHING ELSE

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Make sure all cables are connected first. You may need to verify that the printed is installed correct by going to control panel and then to printers. Verify the printer is listed. If not you'll need to install it first. If installed and listed. Go to device manager and make sure driver is installed. You might even try to update driver by going to Printer Manufacturer website. Any more info would also help solve. Hope this helps. Thanks

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I had the same problem and being helped by HP operator.
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hope it wil solve your problem, it did for me...

Dick van den Broek
The Hague
The Netherlands

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