Question about HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Hp deskjet F 380 all-in-one prints gibberish

My printer starts out fine,but then prints gibberish. I have been trying to print a tax return from Turbo Tax and the first few pages are fine,but then turns to gibberish. I am running windows xp-home and using IE7. Thanks

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • zoeycat Feb 28, 2008

    Thank You so much, I spent hours on live chat with HP and nothing they advised worked. You are a genious!!!!! delete/reinstall worked!!!!xxxoooo

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    my printer is copying in colour only how do i make it use both colours

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    When I print from Turbo Tax no printed information is shown on the document

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 181 Answers

Ok so the fact that it is printing gibberish means that either A you have not installed the hp software or B the software is not being recognized or is corrupt.

If you have not installed the software that came with it you have to do that so the proper drivers are installed.

If you have the software installed then go to your start menu and then the control panel. Go to printers and faxes and delete the F380 from the list. If there is more than one then delete them all. Then click on the add a printer button on the left. Go through the prompts to add the printer to the list and then close out and try to print again.

If that still does not solve the issue go into the hp folder in the start menu or hard drive and do the hp uninstaller and download the most recent drivers from www.hp.com - on the left side you will see a grey menu that says software and driver downloads click on it and type your product. Then click your OS and download and install the applicable file.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hp 380 allinone won't print or copy but will print something i scanned in


it is better dont purchase HP series.. its all waste... they are simply selleing by advt. No customer service. Useless....

Dec 14, 2011 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Printer won't stop printing and just prints gibberish


you have a problem with the computer software of the printer. try reloading the software of the printer which was includeed with your printer

Feb 19, 2011 | HP DeskJet 940c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

My computer is saying that mt hp deskjet 380 is


You can try following steps.

1. Refresh the Spooler.
To refresh the spooler, Go to Start, and in start search box or Run, type services.msc and press enter.
Now Remove the USB cable from the back of the printer.
Now on Services window, search for Print Spooler.

once found,
Make a right click on it and select Stop
Then Again make a right click on it and select start.
Perform the steps Stop---start 3 times.
Once done, close the services window.
Then steps to be done on the printer.
Press the Power button for 30 seconds while the Power cable remains out.
Then insert the Power cable. And power ON the printer, if it does not Turn ON automatically.
If the issue still persists, please post back.

Apr 28, 2010 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

We are in the middle of printing our Tax Return and an orange light keeps blinking on the top of the printer - and it has stopped printing.


Hi and thank you for using fixya:
On this specific printer model this light means that your paper has jammed, you need paper, or your ink is low. Please re-start your computer and printer and try again. If problem persists check ink levels on the printer settings (computer)
Good luck

Apr 13, 2010 | HP DeskJet 932c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

HP 380 No Ink problem


Follow the cleaning procedure shown on the HP Website to clean your ink cartridges and cradles.
Go to support.hp.com and put your model, look for the troubleshooting section.

Nov 04, 2009 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Printer keeps printing one line gibberish and then scrolls on


1) click the printer icon in the tasktray to open the printer tasks and delete any active print jobs, and wait for the task to be deleted.

2) power off the printer and power it back on that should clear it.

3) you may need to power it on and off more than once.

Apr 13, 2009 | HP DeskJet 920c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Hp deskjet 380 all in one not vfunctioning


uninstall the driver, in case any remaining
from Add Remove Programs

Please find the link below from where u can get the software drivers for Hp deskjet F380

Please choose the Operating system (OS) of your PC/notebook and then download the drivers

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=vn&lang=en&os=228&product=1128296&

Do not plugin the printer USB cable, just turn it one
and while setup continues It will direct u to insert USB cable
Plug in the cable only when directed

i hope this will solve ur problem

Dec 30, 2008 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

HP Printer will not print!


Hi,

It is really my first time to encounter that particular message that the "directory needed is unavailable". Here are the things that i want you to check.

1. Make sure that you logon to your computer using the Administrator previlege. That way, it will allow you to install and uninstall programs or softwares without any warnings.
2. Try to open the controlpanel>>> go the Printers and faxes>>> then make sure that the HP Deskjet F300 series has a check mark and it says READY.
3. If it doesnt say ready, right click the printer icon and it will give you option "USE PRINTER ONLINE". click on that.
4. Now, try printing a document.

Note: if the issue still not resolve, please give me further informations about the operating system, when you tried to print does it stays on the printing queue?

Thank you so much


adonscott



Jul 03, 2008 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

2 Answers

Hp desk jet f 380


CHECK THE PREVIOUS PENDING PRINT

Mar 05, 2008 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

HP DeskJet 648c InkJet Printer >


Probably a problematic parallel cable, or reinstall drivers...

Jan 12, 2008 | HP DeskJet 648c InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer Logo

364 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96396 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7987 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a HP Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...