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Printer not printing

Cannot get printer to print used disc provided with printer have a compaq hard drive windows 98 cannot get test page to print.

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My printer wil not print . it is installed on my lap top and i have windows vista and the serious of the printer is z640 what should i do to solve this problem

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My HP C4780 PRINTER WILL PRINT A TEST PAGE BUT NOTHING ELSE. How do I get it to print?


Check the settings in Windows Print Manager.

Make sure that the paper quality matches what is in the printer. If set to glossy, minimal ink is deposited on the page. Also, check the print quality - draft quality provides a minimal amount of ink as well.

Jan 17, 2015 | HP PS C4780 All in One InkJet Printer

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My printer is printing slowly


Print speed can be affected by three important factors:
Available computer RAM
Available computer hard drive space
The HP All-in-One product paper sensor
Follow the steps below the ensure the computer is operating properly.

Step one: Verifying the amount of RAM
Verify the amount of RAM installed in the computer.
Determine the amount of memory currently in use by background programs or processes.
Programs/processes will run in the background even when no applications are running. Most of these programs/processes will be indicated by an icon in the lower right corner next to the time.
Less memory available for applications will result is slower processing time and consequently, printing speed.
To determine processes running in Windows 2000/XP , do the following:
Press Ctrl , Alt , and Delete simultaneously and then release.
From the Windows Security box, select Task Manager.
Click the Processes tab to view all running processes.
Click the Performance tab to view the total and available amount of memory.
To determine processes running in Windows 98 , do the following:
Open the Device Manager .
Click the Performance tab.
The available system resources will display as a percentage.
Turn off unnecessary background processes.
This will free up system resources and increase printing speed.
To turn off processes in Windows 98/ME/XP , do the following:
Click Start , Run , and type msconfig.
From the System Configuration Utility, click the Startup tab.
Determine what processes are unnecessary and remove the checkmark those items.

Step two: Verifying the amount of hard drive space
Follow the steps below to determine the amount of hard drive space on the main drive.
Open My Computer , right-click the C drive, and then click Properties .
This will display a chart along with the total hard drive space, used space, and available space.
Verify that there is at least 2-3 GB of hard drive space available.
The computer will require at least this amount to process printing data for simple text files, more for image files. The lower the amount of available hard drive space, will greater the time to process print data.
Step three: Ensuring the paper sensor is clean and not damaged
The all-in-one product paper sensor plays an important role in determining the print speed.
Printing a self-test or demo page will ensure that the paper sensor is in proper working condition. If the page completes in less than 40 seconds, the sensor is working correctly.
Even if the sensor is working correctly, the printer driver might need to have the paper sensor turned off. To turn off the sensor, follow the steps below:
Open the Printer folder, right-click the printer and click Printing Preferences or Properties.
From the Properties box, click thePaper/Quality or Features tab.
Under the Paper Type section, open the menu and select Plain Paper instead of Automatic.
This will disable the paper sensor and increase the print speed


Nov 10, 2009 | HP DeskJet F4280 All In One Printer InkJet

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TallyGenicom 2265+ not printing with custom paper size


There may be a number of causes for the problem you are seeing. There are a number of places which may hold the origin to the page length problem you are seeing, in order of precedence these are;

  1. The page size set in the software package printing the 6 x 4.25 cards
  2. The page size set the printer driver printing to the printer
  3. The page size set on the printer
I would recommend the follwoing;

  1. Set the form length on the printer to 6 inches (i am assuming this is the length of the card)
    The form length can be set through the menu and is normally set in lines (normaly the print size is set to 6 LPI) so the form length should be set to 33 lines
  2. Create a custom form size in SERVER PROPERTIES on the Windows XP machine to match the form size you are using.
    Ensure you select this form size in both PRINTER PROPERTIES and PRINTING PREFERENCES
  3. Try printing some Windows Test pages to see if these respect the page size selected withing the printer driver properties.
If the Windows Test Pages do not print correctly I would recommend checking how you are creating the CUSTOM SIZE form, perhaps create a new form and double check the form properties one it has been saved to confirm these are correct.

Check you are using the correct printer driver for the printer, you should be using the 2265+ printer driver. As a test you may wish to install the GENERIC TEXT printer driver or the EPSON LQ2250 driver, these will be included in the Windows Add Printers Wizard and should print OK to the 2265+.

If the Windows Test Page prints OK I think you would need to look at the software package printing to the printer. Ensure the correct page size is selected here also, perhaps try printing from another software package selecting your custom size form to see if these print correctly.

It is passable your software package is sending escape commands to the printer to call up the page size, I note you say Genicom printers printed ok from Win 98. The 2265+ may not have the same emulations as the Genicom printers.
You can print a menu print on both Genicom (if these are available) and 2265+ and compare the settings on these.

I do not believe the 2265+ has a Genicom emulation as standard, but you may be able to load an alternative version of firmware into the 2265+ which provides the Genicom emulation. If the data going to the printer contains Genicom Escape command to set form length this may resolve the issue.
You may need to contact your TallyGenicom support department for the firmware (I think it may be called 7265+ firmware)
If you are able to provide Hex Dumps of the data to the TallyGenicom support people they should be able to say what is going wrong with the form length setting.

May 07, 2009 | TallyGenicom 2265+ Matrix Printer

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Pages not showing any print


In this case, the first thing that I would do is re-install the printer.

Delete the printer from your computer then, if you have the installation disk, run the setup program to reinstall the printer and all of its drivers.
If you don't have or don't want to use the installation disk, you can download drivers directly from the manufacturer's Web site here
http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi

I could have provided a link directly to the download page if you would have provided the name of your operating system (Windows 2000, XP, Vista, etc). However, it's fairly simple finding your drivers. After you get to the Lexmark Web site you will need to type your printer model (1100 Colorjet) in the text box.
On the next page, you will need to select your operating system.
The following page will provide a link to download the driver files used to install the printer.
Make sure you download the correct drivers for your printer model. Using the incorrect drivers can cause print issues such as this one or cause wierd characters to print instead of letters. This kind of thing can also happen if one of the entries placed in the Windows registry by the printer software has become corrupt.

Download the file and run it to re-install the printer.
Print a test page from the printer itself to rule out any issues with the hardware. (You might also want to download the users guide if you don't know how to print a test page from the printer). If the page comes out blank, you will have to stop here and find out why you can't print directly from the printer (this would be an issue caused by the printer). If not, you can move on to the next step.

Next, print a test page from the operating system to rule out any problems related to hardware.
Start > Printers and Faxes > Right-click printer > Click Properties on the General Tab > Click Print Test Page.
If both test pages print successfully then you should be able to print anything without a problem and can try to print and email or word document to see how it comes out.
If the test page printed from the printer came out okay but this one came out blank, this indicates a software related issue and you would have to troubleshoot further.

I know this sounds like a lot to do, however, all you need to do is download the correct drivers (unless you choose to use the CD that came with it), uninstall then re-install the printer, and print a test page from the printer, one from the computer, then print any random document.

Hope this helps and thanks for using Fixya.

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Mar 29, 2009 | Lexmark Color JetPrinter 1100 InkJet

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Hp psc 1210 not working in vista - but diagnostic utility shows all ok - and prints test page


Here is the full-write up on the HP PSC1210. Read through this thoroughly to ensure that you follow all the steps to make it work in Vista, since there is no Vista native driver.

Hope this helps - remember to rate :)

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Slow printing


try to verify your RAM space or do the following:

Step one: Verifying the amount of RAM
  1. Verify the amount of RAM installed in the computer.
  2. Determine the amount of memory currently in use by background programs or processes.
    Programs/processes will run in the background even when no applications are running. Most of these programs/processes will be indicated by an icon in the lower right corner next to the time.
    Less memory available for applications will result is slower processing time and consequently, printing speed.
    To determine processes running in Windows 2000/XP , do the following:
    1. Press Ctrl , Alt , and Delete simultaneously and then release.
    2. From the Windows Security box, select Task Manager.
    3. Click the Processes tab to view all running processes.
    4. Click the Performance tab to view the total and available amount of memory.
    To determine processes running in Windows 98 , do the following:
    1. Open the Device Manager .
    2. Click the Performance tab.
      The available system resources will display as a percentage.
  3. Turn off unnecessary background processes.
    This will free up system resources and increase printing speed.
    To turn off processes in Windows 98/ME/XP , do the following:
    1. Click Start , Run , and type msconfig .
    2. From the System Configuration Utility, click the Startup tab.
    3. Determine what processes are unnecessary and remove the checkmark those items.


Step two: Verifying the amount of hard drive space Follow the steps below to determine the amount of hard drive space on the main drive.
  1. Open My Computer , right-click the C drive, and then click Properties .
    This will display a chart along with the total hard drive space, used space, and available space.
  2. Verify that there is at least 2-3 GB of hard drive space available.
    The computer will require at least this amount to process printing data for simple text files, more for image files. The lower the amount of available hard drive space, will greater the time to process print data.

Step three: Ensuring the paper sensor is clean and not damaged The all-in-one product paper sensor plays an important role in determining the print speed.
Printing a self-test or demo page will ensure that the paper sensor is in proper working condition. If the page completes in less than 40 seconds, the sensor is working correctly.
Even if the sensor is working correctly, the printer driver might need to have the paper sensor turned off. To turn off the sensor, follow the steps below:
  1. Open the Printer folder, right-click the printer and click Printing Preferences or Properties .
  2. From the Properties box, click the Paper/Quality or Features tab.
  3. Under the Paper Type section, open the menu and select Plain Paper instead of Automatic.
    This will disable the paper sensor and increase the print speed.

May 15, 2008 | HP PSC 1350 All-In-One Thermal Printer

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Set up disc


This is the answer I got from HP. Hope it helps a bit.....This is Angela from HP All-in-One E-Mail Support Team.
From your Email, I understand that you want to install the software for HP PSC 1410 All-in-One. I also acknowledge that you have lost the software CD.
Daniel, I am afraid to inform you that, Microsoft has stopped providing and supporting certain files related specifically to Windows 98 SE, and this change affects all technology companies. HP, along with other technology companies, is no longer able to use selected components in support of Windows 98SE, which has an impact on our software strategy for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows Me. Hence, we don't have specific software for Windows Me. In this case, please install the alternate drivers to perform the basic functionality like print.
==Install alternate drivers==
Please perform the below steps to install the alternate drivers.
The steps for installing the alternate driver is as follows.
1. Go to Start, Settings, and click Printers. In Windows XP, choose Start, Control Panel, and then select Printer and Faxes.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon. Click Next.
3. If it asks Local or Network, choose Local, then click Next.
4. In the Manufacturers list, choose HP.
5. In the Printer list, choose the HP Deskjet 870 (Choose 870C) printer, then click Next.
6. Choose LPT1 as the port, then click Next.
7. The printer name should be listed as HP Deskjet 870 Printer.
8. Click No on Do you want your Windows based programs to use this printer as your default printer? Then click Next.
9. Click No when it asks, Would you like to print a test page (recommended). Then click Finish.
Configure the alternate printer driver :
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1. In the Printers Window, right-click the icon for HP Deskjet 870 printer.
2. Click Properties.
3. Click the Details Tab.
4. Click the down-arrow where it says, Print to the Following Port, and select DOT4_00x port that the all-in-one software created. The all-in-ones model number should appear as part of the port destination.
5. Leave the HP Deskjet 870 printer identified as using the following driver, and click Apply.
6. Close the Printer Properties window.

Print using the alternate printer driver :
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1. Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, and click WordPad.
2. Type: This is a test. 3. Click File, Print.
3. Click the down-arrow by Printer Name and choose the HP Deskjet 870 printer.
4. Click OK. The printer should print: This is a test.
5. If you wish to try the alternate printer driver as a troubleshooting step for an issue with a particular software program, try printing from that program with the HP Deskjet 870 printer driver now. In most programs, you would open the program, create a document, click Print, choose the HP Deskjet 870 printer as the printer name, and click OK to print. (Some programs may have slightly different steps.)
Check the printing functionality and please reply with the observations and the results.
If you need further assistance , please feel free to reply us. It is our responsibility to serve our esteemed customers like you in the best possible way. We appreciate your support and cooperation.

This is the answer I got from HP regarding installation of thr printer function only.I don't know if it will help you. But I lost my installation cd to it too.

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Can't print landscape?


Make sure the correct printer driver is installed.Check your user guide.Read the information below.

Printer Settings
You can use the printer properties window, which allows you to
access all of the printer options you need when using your
printer. When the printer properties are displayed, you can
review and change the settings needed for your print job.
Your printer properties window may differ, depending on your
operating system. This Software User’s Guide shows the
Properties window for Windows 98.
Your printer driver Properties window that appears in this User’s
Guide may differ depending on the printer in use.
If you access printer properties through the Printers folder, you
can view additional Windows-based tabs (refer to your
Windows User’s Guide) and the Printer tab (see “Printer Tab” on
page 10).
NOTES:
• Most Windows applications will override settings you specify
in the printer driver. Change all print settings available in the
software application first, and change any remaining settings
using the printer driver.
• The settings you change remain in effect only while you are
using the current program. To make your changes
permanent, make them in the Printers folder.
• The following procedure is for Windows XP. For other
Windows OS, refer to the corresponding Windows User's
Guide or online help.
1. Click the Windows Start button.
2. Select Printers and Faxes.
3. Select your printer driver icon.
4. Right-click on the printer driver icon and select
Printing Preferences.
5. Change the settings on each tab, click OK.

Layout Tab
The Layout tab provides options to adjust how the document
appears on the printed page. The Layout Options includes
Multiple Pages per Side and Poster. See “Printing a
Document” on page 6 for more information on accessing printer
properties.
Orientation
Orientation allows you to select the direction in which
information is printed on a page.
• Portrait prints across the width of the page, letter style.
• Landscape prints across the length of the page, spreadsheet
style.
• Rotate allows you to rotate the page the selected degrees.
Layout Options
Layout Options allows you to select advanced printing options.
You can choose Multiple Pages per Side and Poster.
• For details, see “Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper
(N-Up Printing)” on page 12.
• For details, see “Printing Posters” on page 13

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Printer will not print


i cant print it wont print anything.can you help

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OKIpage 10i does not accept A4, and wants 'Letter'


Maybe you won't be able to use A4 paper, which I think is 3/4 inch longer than letter-size 8 1/2 x 11, according to the sizing inside the paper tray of my OKIPAGE 10e. My computer, using Windows 98, doesn't list OKIPAGE 10e among the printers I can use with my computer. Yet, Windows 98 has incorrectly identified my printer as Okidata OL-600e for some reason. I'm surprised my printer works at all with Windows 98. Thanks for detailing your question as "when I print a test page (from the printer controls), because I was unaware I could print a test page using printer controls, so I started pressing anything that looked like an electronic button on the top of my printer. I believe this trial and error eventually helped me to get rid of an unwanted 1 inch wide bar, from top to bottom of 8 1/2 x 11 pages about 2 inches from the right-hand-side of my pages. This was progressively getting worse. I thought I was going to have to buy a new printer. I bought this printer used, and without instruction booklet, so I used your info. about printer controls and started pressing electronic buttons. It's amazing, because after I made about 35 copies, now the annoying 1 inch wide black bar is gone!

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