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Does not printer lowercase letter "f"

I have an HP 2200d laser printer that does not print the lowercase letter "f" in MS word and Notepad. All the other letters print ok. I have downloaded the latest driver from the hp website. Does anyone have any ideas why it's not printing lowercase "f". Is this a hardware or software problem? I've notice that only certain fonts are affected by this problem. Weird?

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  • Tung Trinh Jun 04, 2007

    Connected the printer to a different computer and still got the same problem.

  • Tung Trinh Jun 04, 2007

    Connected the printer to a different computer and still got the same problem.

  • Tung Trinh Jun 05, 2007

    Followed your instructions and found no cards installed, just found 2 empty slots on the formatter board. Where can I purchase these cards?

  • Tung Trinh Jun 09, 2007

    Found a 32mb HP LaserJet Memory card(C7845A) off ebay. Installed card into one of the slot and got 3 blinking LEDs, then reinstalled it in the other DIMM slot. Checked and rechecked to make sure that card was installed correctly, but still getting 3 blinking LEDs. The notches line up and the clips snap the card into place. It seems to be installed correctly but the printer does not like it. Don't know if it is a bad card or a bad formatter board. Will try to find a new DIMM card....(to be continued)

    Removed the DIMM card and turned on printer. Got the green LED (ready), then initiated a self-test:

    Product Name: HP LaserJet 2200
    Formatter Number: ???
    Product Serial #:CNDRC42010
    Service ID: 11289
    Firmware Datecode: 20010104

    Printer does not like the DIMM card and still does not print lowercase "f".

  • Tung Trinh Jun 15, 2007

    Finally, got a new DIMM card. Installed the card without any problems. This means that the previous card was defective.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    random small letters lite in color



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Do you have another computer to connect this printer to in order to try and recreate this issue? It may help determine if the issue is the printer itself.

Posted on Jun 04, 2007

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2007

    While I'm researching this issue, here's something to try. Be sure you have enough room around the printer before starting. If you have an anti-static wrist strap, I recommend wearing it.

    If your printer has an optional font card, it may be the problem. If not, it may be corrected by simply reseating the ROM DIMM and any additional memory that may be installed.

    Turn your printer off, then unplug it.

    Facing the printer, you're going to remove the right-hand side cover. This is done by pressing the 2 plastic pins in the back, one on top and one below. This unlocks a little access door that swings forward.

    Open the toner door. You'll see a small plastic button that locks on the right side panel. Push it down and push the right side panel forward, it stops after about 1/2". Swing it forward and remove it. You've now uncovered the formatter board.

    Toward the front of the board you'll see one or more smaller cards that resemble small fat PC memory. One is the system ROM. Others may be additional memory and/or the font card (remember, you may not have one, this is just how we find out).

    Pop out each card ONE AT A TIME by pressing the little white clips on top and bottom. DO NOT TOUCH THE METAL CONTACTS!! HANDLE IT ONLY BY THE EDGE! Pull the card out and reseat it, the which locking clips will clip to it automatically when you reinstall it, and it only installs one way.

    Reinstall the side panels in reverse order. Plug in the printer and test.

    As complicated as all that may sound, it takes around 2 minutes. Meanwhile, I'm still researching. If all of this doesn't work, please tell me how many cards were installed, and the printer's serial number.



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