Old hp printer won't print anything with new hp desktop computer
I have an old hp printer, 656c series with a new hp desktop computer, hp model a6403w and I can't print anything. I've installed and changed printer several times and run the original printer installation disk, and still nothing. I don't even know if I have the printer connected to the correct port on the back of the tower. I can't seem to find that info anywhere either.
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You may be able to download a Windows 7 printer driver from the HP WEB site. If there isn't one available then HP considers this printer too old or incompatible with Windows 7.
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I hear you loud and clear, I have a HP OfficeJet wireless E709n I bought a couple of years ago and now it will go through the motions of printing but really saves on ink and paper it don't print nothing but blank paper. Apparently it's and older model printer,3-4 years old. That considered stone age to HP.If you can't the driver listed I would go to your search engine (I use google chrome) but what ever you use just and just type in "Find free driver download for HP Deskjet 656c InkJet printer" and search the web, it's out there somewhere. Also have you checked your print head in it? mine was clogged beyond belief. Use hot water at about 150F to soak the head in and a small paint brush with windex to clean them. Just in case that is your problem, it wasn't mine. I was told by a HP tech that I had some corrupt files in my computer that weren't telling the printer to put down ink. Yea, there's a file for that to, it tells the printer to charge the print cartridges. They have to have a small electrical charge on them in HP for them to work. I know a secret place to look for drivers, I remember it doesn't have my printer naturally but has a ton of deskJet printers. Let me look and I'll get back with you within 30 minutes and let you know if I find it. If I can I'll put you on it's trail,
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I think that the printer driver that you installed in your computer is not a driver for Vista. I checked the supported operating systems and it's compatible with Win 2000 upto Win XP.
BUT, I saw this on a site:
Windows Vista HP Deskjet 656c Printer driver utility.
Meaning that there's is a possibility that HP has a Vista driver for your printer. You need to contact HP and ask them where can you get the Vista driver for your printer. I had a feeling that it's the only way that would make the printer work.
have you got the latest drivers, or is your driver for windows vista? Maybe you can try reinstalling your drivers using windows vista drivers for your printers. you can go and see if these drivers fit your printer at HP's site: