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Cannot print I have connected an HP Deskjet 6980xi printer to my laptop using an ethernet chord.When I click on print, the laptop seems to recognise the right printer and tries to print. But it never prints.

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How do I connect my Deskjet 895Cse to my new Dell Laptop it doesn't have a printer connecter?


Hi teressieg

HP 895CSE PARALLEL/CENTRONICS PRINTER WITH NEW DELL LAPTOP

Sadly you have two problems if your Dell computer is new. Not only is the printer cable incompatible but the software and drivers for your printer are not compatible with any new laptop or desktop computers.

I am afraid this printer is out of date and you will have to buy a new one.

If you are happy with the HP brand, there is a wide range of inexpensive new printers for you to choose from. Click here for just one example of an HP Wireless printer that requires no cables to connect to your computer:

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I hope this helps.

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Sep 25, 2011 | HP DeskJet 895cse InkJet Printer

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I have a HP Officejet 4500 printer, and when I try to connect it, via ethernet cord, to my laptop, it won't connect. I did download and install via installation CD, so it's installed. Mind you I...


Hi ericcris10se
If you have trouble with the ethernet connection , try USB . If it also fails there , your device is defective or you have a driver issue . Make sure you have installed the correct driver and prefer the download file to the cd version :
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=351106&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us
Best regards,
fanaudi

Aug 14, 2011 | HP OfficeJet 4215 All-In-One InkJet...

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Connected HP6840 to iMac with Ethernet and trying to get it to print. Would like to connect wireless. Am I dreaming or can this be done? Should it not print with ethernet connection?


Hi there.

Actually you can. You can make it wireless if you have a wireless router.

Click this link for the manual on how to.

Hope it serves you well.

Thank you!

Aug 13, 2011 | HP DeskJet 6840 InkJet Printer

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My hp f380 stopped printing. it copies fine but will not print. i have checked connections and ink. those are fine. what now?


Go on this link and download the utility program

http://www.fixya.com/support/r5095488-unable_print_hp_printer

Jun 26, 2010 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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I have a HP Psc 2355 All-In-One InkJet Printer Bottom of page is cut off sometimes printing from vista computer


USB Cable Connection:

=== HP Deskjet 990c Drivers on Vista ===

* Click on the Windows button.
* Type 'Printers' without the quotes and press enter.
* In Printer folder, click 'Add a printer' button on top.
* Click on the option 'Add a local Printer'.
* Put a check mark beside 'Use an existing port' and choose DOT4_001 or USB001 or USB002 from the drop down box.
* Click on next.
* Choose 'HP' from the list of manufacturers and 'HP Deskjet 990c'from the list of printer.
* Click on next.
* Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the drivers.

NOTE: While printing, please choose the all-in-one as HP Deskjet 990c all-in-one and then try printing

Network printer:

=== HP Deskjet 990c Drivers on Vista ===

* Click on the Windows button.
* Type 'Printers' without the quotes and press enter.
* In Printer folder, click 'Add a printer' button on top.
* Click on the option 'Add a local Printer'.
* Put a check mark beside 'Use an existing port' and choose TCP/IP from the drop down box.
* Click on next.
* Choose 'HP' from the list of manufacturers and 'HP Deskjet 990c'from the list of printer.
* Click on next.
* Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the drivers.

NOTE: While printing, please choose the all-in-one as HP Deskjet 990c all-in-one and then try printing

Oct 16, 2009 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

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Vista cannot connect to xp printer


It sounds like your are using your Windows XP computer as the print server, and you are trying to connect your Windows Vista machine to the Windows XP print server. Your Vista machine is trying to download the XP drivers from the Windows XP computer to your Vista machine. This won't work. Windows XP and Vista print drivers are not compatible.

If the printer is truely networked (it has it's own IP address on the network, it has its own ethernet connection). Then instead of trying to map out to this shared printer, add new printer to the Vista machine using Vista drivers for the HP Deskjet 3940. The type of port you would need is a standard TCP/IP port. To get this address, print a settings page from the printer. Look for either a TCP/IP address or IP address on this print out. This is the port address you want to create and then connect to.

May 04, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

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Hp deskjet 9650 not compatible with Vista 64-bit


Hp Deskjet 9650 printer owner, sorry to inform that there is no Microsoft Windows Vista operating system printer driver solution available for your printer. But there is an alternative way to workaround it so that you can do basic printing with your printer.

As a workaround, an alternate printer driver solution included in Microsoft Windows Vista operating system can be used to perform basic printing to the printer. However you might find that some of the product features are no longer available when using this alternate printer driver, but that is your best option right now.

The alternative HP printer driver that will work with your printer is HP Deskjet 9800.

The Next thing you do is: Install the driver for HP deskjet 9800

1. Verify that the Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable is NOT connected to the printer.
2. Click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .
3. Click Add a printer .
4. Click Add a local printer .
5. Select the Use an existing port check box.
6. In the Use an existing port drop-down list, select LPT1: (Printer Port) and then click Next .
7. Under Manufacturer on the Install the printer driver dialog box, select HP .
8. Under Printers , select the appropriate alternate driver for the printer (deskjet 9800) and then click Next .
9. In the Printer name text box, type the printer name and then click Next . The printer driver starts to install.

NOTE: The name of the alternate driver displays as the default name. Change this name to the name of the printer, if desired.

10. After the screen stating that the printer was successfully added displays, connect the USB cable / Parallel cable to the printer and to the computer.
11. On the Found New Hardware screen, click Cancel .
12. For USB connected printer, please proceed to step three . For Parallel port connected printer, please proceed to step four .
NOTE: If multiple pop-up windows display, click Cancel on each window.

Next is: Configure the printer

1. In the printer folder, right-click on the name of the printer and then click Properties .
2. Click the Ports tab.
3. Change the port from LPT1 to the newly created USB port, click Apply .

Last step: Print a test page

1. Click the General tab.
2. Click Print Test Page .

Good luck Cheers!!!

Apr 26, 2009 | HP DESKJET PRINTER, HP OR COMPATIBLE

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Bottom of page is cut off sometimes printing from vista computer


Hi- I'll try to solve this.

Go to the start menu and open the Control Panel. Double click on Printers. Right click the L7580 printer and choose "Printing Preferences" On the preferences window click on the "Advanced" tab. Make sure "Advanced Printing Features" is set to "Enabled" Under "Printer Features" turn "Minimize Margins" to "On"

This should solve the issue. If minimize margins is off, it will cut it off at the bottom.

Feb 06, 2009 | HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-In-One Printer

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Wireless Dell laptop can't 'find' HPDeskjet 5150 Printer


this printer is (as per HP specs) only connected via USB or Wlan Print server.
Check connection using USB cable and be sure Printer driver are correctly working.
Check on Router your Print server IP address (Lock it out of DHCP)
Put both PRT and PC on same home network (normally HOME or MSWORK)
Put Printer server IP address into your printer properties/port tab/ IP.
OR check if you see your printer server in your Windows network/home network

Jan 11, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How do you setup remote


  • Automatically configure an Ethernet connection
  • Click Start and then click Network. The Network window displays.
  • Click Network and Sharing Center.
  • Verify that the network is connected to the computer. The network is connected to the computer if a red X does not display on the screen.
Figure 1: The computer is connected to the network
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Figure 2: The computer is not connected to the network
Connect the printer to the network with an Ethernet connection.
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  • Click Start and then click Network. The Network window displays.
  • Click Add a Printer.
  • Select the Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer check box.
  • In the list that displays, select the desired printer and then click Next.
  • In the Printer Name text box, type a name for the printer.
  • If desired, click Print a Test Page to print a test page.
  • Click Finish.

May 28, 2008 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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