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No internal print messages appear on print screen

Nothing will print even from command prompt. Printer powers up fine but no messages on printer window. Like 'initializing' and then ready. Help please.

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Cannot print from command prompt - Epson U220D Windows 7 32-bit New parallel port with driver New centronix to parallel cable Epson driver APD_455dE (I was using Windows 7 64 bit with a...


The Epson works fairly well with XP. It is to be connected to
a parallel port, usually LPT1
using an IEEE certified parallel printer cable. The computer BIOS
setting is best set for standard parallel port, SPP, bi-directional port
or similar. If possible, do not set it to ECP or EPP or ECP & EPP.

The only native driver for the printer is on the Windows CP CD. Install
using the Add Printer wizard.

The Epson LQ-860 drivers, and a few others, can be used. Using these
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fonts (in printer ROM) that are not accessible from the Stylus
driver. However, with this driver, graphics printing quality is
compromised.

Windows 9x drivers _cannot be used_.

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:I have an Epson stylus color 600 I can't get to work with Windows XP.
This
: printer worked fine with my old Mac.
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: I've tried everything I could and nothing is working. The printer is
: connected to
: the computer via parallel LPT1 port. I've installed the WindowsXP
resident
: drivers
: for this printer model (the Epson drivers are too old and not
verified). The
: computer doesn't detect the new hardware with Plug and Play when
turned ON
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active or
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set the
: parallel port to ESP or ECP depending on the printer's requirement
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HOW TO CHECK AND FIX PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE THAT CAUSES UNABLE TO PRINT FILE...


HOW TO CHECK AND FIX PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE THAT CAUSES UNABLE TO PRINT FILE

Print spooler service is a computer service that loads the print jobs into the printer memory for later printing and it acts as intermediary between a computer and a printer. When the print spooler service is stopped or malfunction, printing is not possible.

Here are the possible reasons :

1. Virus or Malware infection.

2. Spooler service was stop by accident or turn off to manual/disable mode.

3.Faulty installed printer driver that contains error or incompatible with previous printer drivers installed in your computer or system.

4. Print jobs and drawing jobs were corrupted by accident which caused print que lock and resulting print spooler service to crash.

5. Your printer had printing problem issue with pdf files.


To fix this problem, you have to check if the print spooler service had stop.

Here's how to check and fix the print spooler service.

Go to START
Choose RUN
Type SERVICES.MSC
Click on PRINT SPOOLER and check if the STATUS IS STARTED
If not, on the upper left side, click on STOP to stop the spooler service
Then click on RESTART to restart the spooler
Restart your printer and your computer
Then try to print again and it will surely solve your printing problem.


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Another procedure :

Go to START
Right click on DOS command prompt and run as administrator
You should be in this command directory before you
Type CMD and be sure you are in this directory C:Windows\System32
And if not, type this to change the directory, CHDIR C:Windows\System32
Type NET STOP SPOOLER and message will appear like this


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Exit and go to C: DRIVE
Choose WINDOWS and click show content if not view all the folder files
Choose SYSTEM32
Choose SPOOL
Choose printer and delete printing jobs if any
Again right click on Command prompts and run as administrator
Type NET START SPOOLER
Exit and restart your printer and your computer
I will works fine right now.


NOTE : You can bypass the C:Drive procedure and just type NET STOP SPOOLER AND NET START SPOOLER in the DOS COMMAND PROMPT if you believe that there are no printing jobs pending.


Another procedure is to download this troubleshooting software and follows the troubleshooter wizard and it will fix your print spooler service automatically and some common problems as well.
Click here to start downloading.

I hope it helps you solving your print spooler problem. Regards to all readers.

on Mar 24, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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My printer stopped printing? Canon Pixma 210 New


Go to START MENU
Choose Commamd prompt, right click mouse and run as administrator (You should be in this command C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32- If not type this command when you in the dos command prompt "CHDIR C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32\ and press enter")
Type the letter "cmd"
Type the word "net stop spooler"
Exit
Go to C: drive
Choose to Windows Folder
Click show content
Choose system32 folder
Choose spool folder
Choose printer
And delete all printing jobs pending
Again go back to CMD window and type the word "net start spooler"
Restart your computer and must also turn off your printer and then switch it on.
It will work fine right now
I hope it helps you

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Hp officejet 6500a plus error message saying " refer to printer documentation 0x610000f6"


Hi try these solutions.

Go to START MENU
Choose Commamd prompt, right click mouse and run as administrator (You should be in this command C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32- If not type this command when you in the dos command prompt "CHDIR C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32\ and press enter")
Type the letter "cmd"
Type the word "net stop spooler"
Exit
Go to C: drive
Choose to Windows Folder
Click show content
Choose system32 folder
Choose spool folder
Choose printer
And delete all printing jobs pending
Again go back to CMD window and type the word "net start spooler"
Restart your computer and must also turn off your printer and then switch it on.

Please try this solution.
Remove the USB cable into the printer and leave the printer on.
Remove all the cartridges.
Close the cartridge door and wait for the INSERT INK MESSAGE to appear.
Disconnect the power cable and from the power source supply.
Move the carriage using your hand from the original position to the other side of the printer and then move it back to original position. Wait for couple of minutes
Reconnect power cord and turn on the printer.
Return all the ink cartridges and close the door. Wait for the calibration process.
Print the test page to check if it working.
Reconnect the USB cable and try to print again.
Please rate and make a comment if you find this solution very helpful and might help others as well. Post more comments if you need more help.

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The printer green light keeps flashing and the message......"processing Port 9100" is on the screen. Won't print and it won't cancel any of the jobs in the queue


Hi

Try this solution

Go to START MENU
Choose Commamd prompt, right click mouse and run as administrator (You should be in this command C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32- If not type this command when you in the dos command prompt "CHDIR C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32\ and press enter")
Type the letter "cmd"
Type the word "net stop spooler"
Exit
Go to C: drive
Choose to Windows Folder
Click show content
Choose system32 folder
Choose spool folder
Choose printer
And delete all printing jobs pending
Again go back to CMD window and type the word "net start spooler"
Restart your computer and must also turn off your printer and then switch it on.
It will work fine right now
I hope it helps you
Please rate and make a comment if you find this solution very helpful and might help others as well. Post more comments if you need more help.

Apr 14, 2011 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Unable to carry out print command


Issue : Desk jet 5150 Not printing
Environment :
OS - Not provided
Printer : Deskjet 5150

Solution :
There could be 2 reasons for your problem

check the following links
Solution 1 fig are available
Step 1: Press the Resume button
Press the Resume button. Wait for approximately one minute and then print a self-test by pressing and holding the Power button and pressing the Resume button four times. Release the Power button. The self-test page should print. If the carriage is still stuck, go to the next step.
Step 2: Power cycle the printer
Turn the power off and back on, following these instructions:

1. Turn off the printer by pressing and releasing the Power button. If it will not turn off, proceed to Step 3. If it does turn off, proceed to the next step.
2. Turn on the printer.
3. If the Power light is on steady, print a self test with the instructions above in Step 1.
Step 3: Clear the paper path
Reset the printer and clear the paper path of any paper that may be jammed in it, using the following instructions:
1. Leave the printer turned on and disconnect the power cable and the USB or parallel cable from the back of the printer. Do not reconnect them until instructed later.
2. Remove the paper from the in-tray.
3. Remove the rear access door or duplexer (if installed) from the back of the printer.
Figure 4: Removing the rear access door
4. Open the top cover of the printer.
5. Check for and remove any paper still in the printer. A paper jam could cause the error message and the carriage stall.
6. Replace the rear access door, close the top cover, and replace the paper in the in-tray.
7. Reconnect only the power cable. If the printer does not automatically turn on, turn it on with the Power button.
NOTE: The printer may go through a warm-up period of up to two minutes. Lights may flash and the carriage may move. Wait until this warm-up period is complete before going to the next step.
8. If the Power light is on steady, do an internal test as described in Step 1 above.
If the carriage is still in a stalled position, contact HP Technical support to have the printer serviced.


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IntroductionWhen printing with a HP Deskjet printer on Windows XP, the user may get the following error messages:
  • Error with USB
  • Out of paper message
  • Error lost communication with printer
  • Any other error messages related to communication.
The following performance failures could also be observed:
  • Partial page is printed, then ejects incomplete.
  • Blank page is ejected with nothing printed on it.
InstructionsThe error may be either a hardware or software issue. Firstly, make sure that all connections between the printer and PC are secure. Secondly, check if the printer can perform an internal test. Once the internal test has been printed properly, follow the instructions below to install a generic printer driver to know if HP printer driver is working fine:
  1. Click Start , Control Panel and Printers and Other Hardware .
  2. Click View installed printers or faxes .
  3. Highlight the printer to be removed.
  4. Click File and Delete .
  5. Click Yes when the deletion confirmation screen appears.
  6. Click File , Server and Properties .
  7. Click on the Drivers tab, highlight the printer to be removed and click Remove .
  8. Click Yes when asked to confirm deletion.
  9. In the printer folder , click on the Add a Printer task.
  10. Click Next and then, the Add New Hardware Wizard screen appears.
  11. Click Next on the Local or Network Printer screen.
  12. Click Next on the New Printer Detection screen.
  13. Click on the down pointing arrow next to Use the following port box and select USB001 or USB002 (virtual printer port for USB) and click Next .
  14. Under Manufacturer option, please select HP .
  15. Select the appropriate printer and click Next .
  16. Select Yes when asked Do you what to use this printer as the default printer? and click Next .
  17. Select Do not share this printer and click Next .
  18. Select Yes or No when asked Do you want to print a test page? and click Next .
  19. Then, click Finish .
  20. Try printing.



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Transfer roller usage message on Phaser 7700. replaced..still wont print


I found the answer here: http://office.support.xerox.com/SRVS/cgi-bin/webcgi.cgi

Resetting Transfer Roller Life
  • Resetting the transfer roller life is to be performed only if the Transfer Roller Assembly was defective and or the assembly is replaced before an end of life or near end of life message. Not to extend the life of the assembly. Doing so may cause premature failure of other internal printer components.

  • The printer will prompt the user to reset the life counts if the assembly is replaced after receiving a Replace Transfer Roller or Replace Transfer Roller Soon message.
note_image33x30.gif    Note: If the main Menu does not appear on the front panel screen and only Replace Transfer Roller is displayed, there may be a print job that is either processing or currently printing. Try the following steps to clear the print jobs and reset the Transfer Roller life:
  1. Press the cancel button several times to flush processing jobs from the printer.

  2. If you do not receive access to the front panel menu by doing this, power off the printer and disconnect Ethernet, parallel or USB cable from the printer.

  3. Turn the printer back on, and while it is powering up, immediately start pushing the cancel key repeatedly until you receive access to the front panel menu.

  4. If the printer menu appears on the front panel screen, follow the instructions below to reset the Transfer Roller life if the printer did not prompt you to reset it:


  1. With Menus highlighted press OK.

  2. Press the Down Arrow and scroll to Supplies Info Menu.

  3. Press OK.

  4. Press the Down Arrow and scroll to Exit at the bottom of the menu tree.

  5. Now scroll up to Reset Transfer Roller Life.

  6. Press OK.

  7. Reset Transfer Roller NOW is displayed.

  8. Press OK to reset the transfer roller life.

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Cartridge message


There is some problem on the sensors or on the firmware of the product.
try to reset the printer by:
> unplug the power cord without turning off
> try to press and hold the power button without the power cord
> then press and hold the pound key "#" and the number 3 key at the same time while plugging in the power cord.
> dont release buttons yet, release it when you are prompted on the display like "Partial NVRAM Reset"
> then after doing all of the steps, try to print or copy and check if it would still prompt the error message

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