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Old 07-30-2008, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default DeskJet HP 1280 printing problem/error. Interesting

Hi, I've got a hp 1280 printer but i cannot print ANYTHING on it. Everytime i try and print (no matter what the paper size is) I cannot print. All that happens is the document goes into the spooler, saying it's printing and it's size is xxx/yyy and then after about a minute it says printing error and i have to delete it.

I've had this problem for ages and i only just got around to having another shot at fixing it. I say again as last time i tried I was able to get it to print some text from notepad just the once using (if i remeber correctly) the parallel port connection and queue up a load of documents then print it. Then deleted the top one and it printed the next document in the queue I wasn't able to do it again.

I have tried different connections, parallel, usb and a parallel to usb adapter connection test. I've tried the command prompt stuff for postscript and non-postscript

copy con USB001
and ECHO blahblah dir > USB001

I've tried from wordpad, notepad, ms word and powerpoint - no luck

nothing works. I'm stumped. It doesn't work on other computers either


Any ideas on what to do.

Thanks very much for your time
Thomas


p.s it's out of warrenty
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Have you installed the drivers and the printing software?
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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yes, of course
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yes, of course
In the control panel there is a folder called printers and faxes,if you click on that and right click on your printer and go properties can it print a test page?
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