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Old 06-16-2006, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hi, Guys!
I just got a HP Deks JEt 843C from a freind of mine. The probem is, that I can't get this thing started! It's switched on in the electrical network, it has enoigh ink, and when I hold one of the buttons for a couple of seconds, it prints me a test-page!
BUT, when I try to print something else from my PC it just wouldn't work!
I've checked the printer-ports,I have those COM1 and LPT3, thpugh the LPT3 is not fully installed, I guess, because there is a yellow sign beside it, when I check it in the HArdware-MAnager!
Does anyone hav an idea what the hack should I do???
Thank you very much in advance!
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:15 AM   #2
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you sure you have your printer service runing?
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:23 AM   #3
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Did you install the drivers? Make sure you do everything on this page (including getting the drivers)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/p...&lang=en&cc=us
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:24 AM   #4
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Do you have the correct drivers? You can get them on the HP website. I used to do technical support for those blasted printers.

Give me some time to remember what some of the tips are. I'll get back to you soon.

I think it just needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled, those older deskjet's were a pain in the ass.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:26 AM   #5
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here is Picture of how to enable your printer service!, sometimes it dont work without it

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Old 06-16-2006, 11:46 AM   #6
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Something else may to be to try printing directly to printer. go to properties and click the advanced tab, and click the circle next to print directly to printer.

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It doesn't work this way, unfortunately!
Do you have any other ideas? I guess the problem comes from those bloody LTP/COM1 ports!!!
I just can`t believe it! :-(
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So you plugged it into the LTP/COM1 Port... Have you installed the most recent drivers??
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:24 PM   #9
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I tried to, but I can't find any appropriate drivers! Do you know any usefull sites, where I can get any, especially for this COM1 port. And I just noticed, that my hardware manager doesn't show any printer devices!
God damn it!
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did you try my post rosti... post #6
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