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Toolbox utility Hi, I cant seem to access the toolbox utility - needed to check ink levels and for maintenance. Also have separte problem with manual feed of paper at rear - doesnt like it! (especially thicker paper) - this is one of the main raesons that I bought the machine!

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  • A_Isyberia87 Mar 25, 2008

    plzzzz somebody help !! i have the same problem :S what should i do ?? there is nothing on the toolbox.. like there is an error or something so i cant c the ink levels or anything like that ..

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    i have the same problem i think hp have no sofwaer for vista ,



    any body have solution for this problem ?

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    How do you check ink levels?

  • arman26 Jun 21, 2008

    My HP deskjet 1280 is not responding at all. I tried to print on different kind of ways but it is not responding. it will just give me an error report of "Printing Error" Hw can I fix this problem

  • dvjstyles Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. Will never buy from HP again.

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The HP Deskjet 1280 doesn't appear to have a toolbox utility at all, especially for Vista, there's even less.

How are you supposed to check the ink levels without such a utility?

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