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First print doesn't work

This is pretty strange, but when I click "print" the orange lights flash, the feeder wheels turn, but the paper doesn't actually enter the printer. The lights then turn green again.

When I do it a second time, the print job starts.

I have Vista. And this is a LaserJet 1020.

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    I have Windows 2000 and HL-1030 and exactly the same problem with printing.

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Are you using msword?
Spooling while printing does not work when printing from Microsoft Word. SOLUTION: Resolve this issue as follows:

  1. In the Microsoft Word menu bar click Tools then Options .
  2. Select the Print tab.
  3. Uncheck the Background Printing option.
  4. Re-send the print job.
The printer is in Ready mode, but nothing prints. SOLUTION:
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Verify that all of the cables are properly seated and within specifications. This includes the USB, network, and power cables. Try a new cable.
  3. Reinstall the printer software. In the Windows task bar, click Start , Programs , HP , HP LaserJet 10xx series , and then click Uninstall HP LaserJet 10xx series . Turn the printer off. Install the printer software from the CD. Turn the printer back on.
  4. Close any applications that are running. To close an application that has an icon in the task bar, right-click the icon, and select Close or Disable .

another option is make sure you have the latest firmware:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00386985&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=439320&dlc=en&lang=en

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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