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My printer is printing extremely low (HP C4480). It takes the paper and prints one line, and stops for 10 secs or more, then it prints another line, and stops for 10 secs or more, ... to complete a single page, it takes like 5 min. I have uninstalled the whole printer software in my computer (drivers and all), and reinstalled everything again. But the problem persists...

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  • eliseoreateg Jan 04, 2011

    I didn't work (in fact, I've downloaded the drivers of another printer - because this was the link that I've been sent from FixYa). I installed it... and then I realised it was not the right printer. Then I downloaded the correct drivers, tried to install them, but it didn't work. I bought another printer. Lexmark this time.

    Thansk for your help anyway,
    Eliseo Reategui

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Go here and select your Operating System. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3742086
On the next page select the updates for the driver and download and install them. This will solve your problem.

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1. Load letter or A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print
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Check the following information please.

General print quality issues

Solving issues with color documents This section describes issues that can occur when you print in color. Color document issues Problem Cause Solution Only black is printing when the document should be printing in color.

c00659983.gif Color mode is not selected in your program or printer driver. Select color mode instead of grayscale mode. The correct printer driver might not be selected in the program. Select the correct printer driver. The device might not be correctly configured. Print a Configuration page.

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