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Have just bought a new desktop with Win7 and a usb to parallel cable to connect to the LJ 5L, I installed but it wont print. any ideas as to what the solution is? Could it be the cable or is Win7 incompatible with the LJ 5L?

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Your printer supports W7 and the driver is located below. You need to first unplug the printer, uninstall it from the control panel and then restart the computer. Then download your driver and install it. HP printers need the Full Version software, not the just the driver that W7 loads when it discovers it.

Do NOT plug the printer back into the computer until prompted by the software.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=15005&lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25480&taskId=135

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Marcus

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