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HP D1420 Hopefully someone can help me prevent a few grays hairs and a serious drinking problem. :D I am trying to install an HP D1420 deskjet... I'm using the HP provided installation CD. It seems to install properly, but when I try to print a test page, it appears to all work like it should... the little icon of print jobs shows up in the tray briefly, then goes away, the printer starts blinking, but never grabs the paper and never prints the test page. One other thing... I initially had the USB cable plugged into the USB port in the back of the computer, but got a USB error, so I used the front port and the error went away. I did plug my USB thumbdrive into the same port on the back and it detected it ansd the drive worked perfectly, so that should indicate the USB port is working properly, right? I've uninstalled and reinstalled the printer so many times the computer's starting to get an attitude and wishes I would make up my mind. :D Any ideas? Thanks!!!

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  • RickLB Mar 06, 2008

    I had tried it as the default printer and not as the default printer, though that shouldn't matterwhen printing a test page from within that printer's properties panel. I'll try it from a fresh, branc new admin account tonight. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    I've had my D1420 for a year. Without problem until last week, when the light blinked as though it was out of paper. I reset the paper in the tray, pressed the buttom to resume, but it turned the printer off instead. Turn it back on, and it still blinks. Uninstalled the printer from windows and reinstalled - no joy. Unplugged usb cable and power cable. Plugged the power back in and turned it on, without hooking it up to the computer, and it blinks still.

  • duvalli Nov 24, 2008

    I've had printer for a year, no prob. Last the power/resume light started blinking. I cannot get it to feed a page or do anything at all. I've tried: 1) turning it off and back on. 2) replacing paper in tray. 3) unplugging from power and restarting. 4) disconnecting USB from computer and reconnecting. 5) uninstalling printer in windows and reinstalling. Oh, when it's blinking, and I hit resume, it just turns the printer off. Maybe either it thinks there's no paper (although it doesn't even try to go through its startup click-clunk routine when I turn it on - blinks right from the start, or it thinks there is a paper jam (I've checked and there is nothing there).



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Mine wouldn't even finish the install off the CD ... would off the download from HP but won't work ... deleting the printer is hung .. spool services pegging at 100% of cpu forever... what a fine product...

my suggestion is buy Canon oe even Lexmark I know this is the last HP product i'll ever bother with

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Create a new administrator user account and reinstall the drivers then print. OR check whether u have set it as the dafault printer.

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