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Anonymous
a b α HP
January 13, 2005 12:38:30 PM

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I have an HP932C printer. I use a variety of programs, but am having
trouble with 2 in particular.

I use Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Platinum 2002 and for some
reason when I print greeting cards, the text that is on the cards won't
print. Microsoft's response was basically that they didn't have a
clue, but they were sure it wasn't there issue. I didn't believe them,
of course. Their solution was to paste the text into a bitmap and then
paste bitmap into the card, then print it. So that's what I do, which
is a pain.

I'd forgotten about the issue, mostly. Now, my HP laserjet 5P is
making bad marks on my paper - the drum needs cleaned or something,
maybe just need a new ink cartridge - So I decided to print a letter
using 932 inkjet. I am using Open Office v1.1.1. When I print, I
select the 932 printer and away it goes.....but what pops out is a
blank page.

So Now I believe that there is something wrong with the printer or
drivers. By the way, when I had the initial issue with the Publishing
software, HP also said it wasn't their issue, that it was Microsofts.
So what ya gonna do.

I need some help from you folks out there in figuring out what's going
on.

I checked the ink levels and all are full so it isn't an issue with
running out of black ink or something - also tried printing text in
other colors, still doesn't work. I've tried various drivers for the
printer as HP suggested - like the 970 drivers, made sure I had the
latest 932 drivers, also tried old drivers.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Anonymous
a b α HP
January 13, 2005 7:02:38 PM

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On 13 Jan 2005 09:38:30 -0800, the6carrules@hotmail.com wrote:

>I have an HP932C printer. I use a variety of programs, but am having
>trouble with 2 in particular.
>
>I use Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Platinum 2002 and for some
>reason when I print greeting cards, the text that is on the cards won't
>print. Microsoft's response was basically that they didn't have a
>clue, but they were sure it wasn't there issue. I didn't believe them,
>of course. Their solution was to paste the text into a bitmap and then
>paste bitmap into the card, then print it. So that's what I do, which
>is a pain.
>
>I'd forgotten about the issue, mostly. Now, my HP laserjet 5P is
>making bad marks on my paper - the drum needs cleaned or something,
>maybe just need a new ink cartridge - So I decided to print a letter
>using 932 inkjet. I am using Open Office v1.1.1. When I print, I
>select the 932 printer and away it goes.....but what pops out is a
>blank page.
>
>So Now I believe that there is something wrong with the printer or
>drivers. By the way, when I had the initial issue with the Publishing
>software, HP also said it wasn't their issue, that it was Microsofts.
>So what ya gonna do.
>
>I need some help from you folks out there in figuring out what's going
>on.
>
>I checked the ink levels and all are full so it isn't an issue with
>running out of black ink or something - also tried printing text in
>other colors, still doesn't work. I've tried various drivers for the
>printer as HP suggested - like the 970 drivers, made sure I had the
>latest 932 drivers, also tried old drivers.
>
>Thanks for any suggestions.

The best troubleshooting tool I know of is a fresh new set of
cartridges. You can rotate your old and new cartridges if you want,
but a new set of fresh cartridges is probably going to fix your
inkjet.
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 13, 2005 7:20:19 PM

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PJx wrote:
> On 13 Jan 2005 09:38:30 -0800, the6carrules@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> >I have an HP932C printer. I use a variety of programs, but am
having
> >trouble with 2 in particular.
> >
> >I use Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Platinum 2002 and for some
> >reason when I print greeting cards, the text that is on the cards
won't
> >print. Microsoft's response was basically that they didn't have a
> >clue, but they were sure it wasn't there issue. I didn't believe
them,
> >of course. Their solution was to paste the text into a bitmap and
then
> >paste bitmap into the card, then print it. So that's what I do,
which
> >is a pain.
> >
> >I'd forgotten about the issue, mostly. Now, my HP laserjet 5P is
> >making bad marks on my paper - the drum needs cleaned or something,
> >maybe just need a new ink cartridge - So I decided to print a letter
> >using 932 inkjet. I am using Open Office v1.1.1. When I print, I
> >select the 932 printer and away it goes.....but what pops out is a
> >blank page.
> >
> >So Now I believe that there is something wrong with the printer or
> >drivers. By the way, when I had the initial issue with the
Publishing
> >software, HP also said it wasn't their issue, that it was
Microsofts.
> >So what ya gonna do.
> >
> >I need some help from you folks out there in figuring out what's
going
> >on.
> >
> >I checked the ink levels and all are full so it isn't an issue with
> >running out of black ink or something - also tried printing text in
> >other colors, still doesn't work. I've tried various drivers for
the
> >printer as HP suggested - like the 970 drivers, made sure I had the
> >latest 932 drivers, also tried old drivers.
> >
> >Thanks for any suggestions.
>
> The best troubleshooting tool I know of is a fresh new set of
> cartridges. You can rotate your old and new cartridges if you want,
> but a new set of fresh cartridges is probably going to fix your
> inkjet.


I recently put in a fresh new set of cartridges. Plus when I print
photos/pictures/bitmaps, everything works perfect, including black.

The other issue I'm having is that the HP toolbox application is gone,
therefore the ability to monitor the ink levels is also gone. I can't
use the CD to install anything because XP says that the software on the
CD isn't made for XP - the latest drivers apparently do not include the
toolbox application.
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Anonymous
a b α HP
January 13, 2005 10:57:30 PM

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Brigitte wrote:
> <the6carrules@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1105662019.037324.11280@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > PJx wrote:
> > > On 13 Jan 2005 09:38:30 -0800, the6carrules@hotmail.com wrote:
> > >
> > > >I have an HP932C printer. I use a variety of programs, but am
> > having
> > > >trouble with 2 in particular.
> > > >
> > > >I use Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Platinum 2002 and for
some
> > > >reason when I print greeting cards, the text that is on the
cards
> > won't
> > > >print. Microsoft's response was basically that they didn't have
a
> > > >clue, but they were sure it wasn't there issue. I didn't
believe
> > them,
> > > >of course. Their solution was to paste the text into a bitmap
and
> > then
> > > >paste bitmap into the card, then print it. So that's what I do,
> > which
> > > >is a pain.
> > > >
> > > >I'd forgotten about the issue, mostly. Now, my HP laserjet 5P
is
> > > >making bad marks on my paper - the drum needs cleaned or
something,
> > > >maybe just need a new ink cartridge - So I decided to print a
letter
> > > >using 932 inkjet. I am using Open Office v1.1.1. When I print,
I
> > > >select the 932 printer and away it goes.....but what pops out is
a
> > > >blank page.
> > > >
> > > >So Now I believe that there is something wrong with the printer
or
> > > >drivers. By the way, when I had the initial issue with the
> > Publishing
> > > >software, HP also said it wasn't their issue, that it was
> > Microsofts.
> > > >So what ya gonna do.
> > > >
> > > >I need some help from you folks out there in figuring out what's
> > going
> > > >on.
> > > >
> > > >I checked the ink levels and all are full so it isn't an issue
with
> > > >running out of black ink or something - also tried printing text
in
> > > >other colors, still doesn't work. I've tried various drivers
for
> > the
> > > >printer as HP suggested - like the 970 drivers, made sure I had
the
> > > >latest 932 drivers, also tried old drivers.
> > > >
> > > >Thanks for any suggestions.
> > >
> > > The best troubleshooting tool I know of is a fresh new set of
> > > cartridges. You can rotate your old and new cartridges if you
want,
> > > but a new set of fresh cartridges is probably going to fix your
> > > inkjet.
> >
> >
> > I recently put in a fresh new set of cartridges. Plus when I print
> > photos/pictures/bitmaps, everything works perfect, including black.
> >
> > The other issue I'm having is that the HP toolbox application is
gone,
> > therefore the ability to monitor the ink levels is also gone. I
can't
> > use the CD to install anything because XP says that the software on
the
> > CD isn't made for XP - the latest drivers apparently do not include
the
> > toolbox application.
>
> Try here:
>
>
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?lc=en&l...
> roduct=61236&os=228
>
> Click on "Automatically check to see if you need an update"
>
> Maybe that will help.
>
> Brigitte

As I stated in my original posting, I have already tried all available
drivers, from the original CD that came with it up through the latest
drivers that came out several years ago. ( don't see anything on the
link that says "automatically check to see if you need an update").
But since I've been running the latest drivers sine they came out, and
there have been no newer drivers released for 3 years, it's safe to say
that this probably isn't a driver issue. It could however be related
to XP-Home-SP2 or one of any number of things, that I was hoping
someone else had already experienced.
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 13, 2005 11:02:40 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

<the6carrules@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1105662019.037324.11280@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
> PJx wrote:
> > On 13 Jan 2005 09:38:30 -0800, the6carrules@hotmail.com wrote:
> >
> > >I have an HP932C printer. I use a variety of programs, but am
> having
> > >trouble with 2 in particular.
> > >
> > >I use Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Platinum 2002 and for some
> > >reason when I print greeting cards, the text that is on the cards
> won't
> > >print. Microsoft's response was basically that they didn't have a
> > >clue, but they were sure it wasn't there issue. I didn't believe
> them,
> > >of course. Their solution was to paste the text into a bitmap and
> then
> > >paste bitmap into the card, then print it. So that's what I do,
> which
> > >is a pain.
> > >
> > >I'd forgotten about the issue, mostly. Now, my HP laserjet 5P is
> > >making bad marks on my paper - the drum needs cleaned or something,
> > >maybe just need a new ink cartridge - So I decided to print a letter
> > >using 932 inkjet. I am using Open Office v1.1.1. When I print, I
> > >select the 932 printer and away it goes.....but what pops out is a
> > >blank page.
> > >
> > >So Now I believe that there is something wrong with the printer or
> > >drivers. By the way, when I had the initial issue with the
> Publishing
> > >software, HP also said it wasn't their issue, that it was
> Microsofts.
> > >So what ya gonna do.
> > >
> > >I need some help from you folks out there in figuring out what's
> going
> > >on.
> > >
> > >I checked the ink levels and all are full so it isn't an issue with
> > >running out of black ink or something - also tried printing text in
> > >other colors, still doesn't work. I've tried various drivers for
> the
> > >printer as HP suggested - like the 970 drivers, made sure I had the
> > >latest 932 drivers, also tried old drivers.
> > >
> > >Thanks for any suggestions.
> >
> > The best troubleshooting tool I know of is a fresh new set of
> > cartridges. You can rotate your old and new cartridges if you want,
> > but a new set of fresh cartridges is probably going to fix your
> > inkjet.
>
>
> I recently put in a fresh new set of cartridges. Plus when I print
> photos/pictures/bitmaps, everything works perfect, including black.
>
> The other issue I'm having is that the HP toolbox application is gone,
> therefore the ability to monitor the ink levels is also gone. I can't
> use the CD to install anything because XP says that the software on the
> CD isn't made for XP - the latest drivers apparently do not include the
> toolbox application.

Try here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?lc=en&l...
roduct=61236&os=228

Click on "Automatically check to see if you need an update"

Maybe that will help.

Brigitte
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 13, 2005 11:58:45 PM

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<the6carrules@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1105662019.037324.11280@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
> PJx wrote:
>> The best troubleshooting tool I know of is a fresh new set of
>> cartridges. You can rotate your old and new cartridges if you want,
>> but a new set of fresh cartridges is probably going to fix your
>> inkjet.
>
> I recently put in a fresh new set of cartridges. Plus when I print
> photos/pictures/bitmaps, everything works perfect, including black.

One thing I would check would be a diagnostic test page as shown at:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us...

Even though it appears that black print is OK that may not be the case; if you
have selected photo paper in the driver, or if the driver is ser to automatic
and photo paper is detected. When printing on photo paper (or if the printer
thinks it is photo paper) the color cartridge will be used to generate black
print from CMY.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, not speaking for my employer HP
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 14, 2005 2:04:05 AM

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I notice that XP SP2 has killed lots of software so often that many
refuse to update their computer to SP2.

PJ





On 13 Jan 2005 19:57:30 -0800, the6carrules@hotmail.com wrote:

>
>Brigitte wrote:
>> <the6carrules@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1105662019.037324.11280@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>> >
>> > PJx wrote:
>> > > On 13 Jan 2005 09:38:30 -0800, the6carrules@hotmail.com wrote:
>> > >
>> > > >I have an HP932C printer. I use a variety of programs, but am
>> > having
>> > > >trouble with 2 in particular.
>> > > >
>> > > >I use Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Platinum 2002 and for
>some
>> > > >reason when I print greeting cards, the text that is on the
>cards
>> > won't
>> > > >print. Microsoft's response was basically that they didn't have
>a
>> > > >clue, but they were sure it wasn't there issue. I didn't
>believe
>> > them,
>> > > >of course. Their solution was to paste the text into a bitmap
>and
>> > then
>> > > >paste bitmap into the card, then print it. So that's what I do,
>> > which
>> > > >is a pain.
>> > > >
>> > > >I'd forgotten about the issue, mostly. Now, my HP laserjet 5P
>is
>> > > >making bad marks on my paper - the drum needs cleaned or
>something,
>> > > >maybe just need a new ink cartridge - So I decided to print a
>letter
>> > > >using 932 inkjet. I am using Open Office v1.1.1. When I print,
>I
>> > > >select the 932 printer and away it goes.....but what pops out is
>a
>> > > >blank page.
>> > > >
>> > > >So Now I believe that there is something wrong with the printer
>or
>> > > >drivers. By the way, when I had the initial issue with the
>> > Publishing
>> > > >software, HP also said it wasn't their issue, that it was
>> > Microsofts.
>> > > >So what ya gonna do.
>> > > >
>> > > >I need some help from you folks out there in figuring out what's
>> > going
>> > > >on.
>> > > >
>> > > >I checked the ink levels and all are full so it isn't an issue
>with
>> > > >running out of black ink or something - also tried printing text
>in
>> > > >other colors, still doesn't work. I've tried various drivers
>for
>> > the
>> > > >printer as HP suggested - like the 970 drivers, made sure I had
>the
>> > > >latest 932 drivers, also tried old drivers.
>> > > >
>> > > >Thanks for any suggestions.
>> > >
>> > > The best troubleshooting tool I know of is a fresh new set of
>> > > cartridges. You can rotate your old and new cartridges if you
>want,
>> > > but a new set of fresh cartridges is probably going to fix your
>> > > inkjet.
>> >
>> >
>> > I recently put in a fresh new set of cartridges. Plus when I print
>> > photos/pictures/bitmaps, everything works perfect, including black.
>> >
>> > The other issue I'm having is that the HP toolbox application is
>gone,
>> > therefore the ability to monitor the ink levels is also gone. I
>can't
>> > use the CD to install anything because XP says that the software on
>the
>> > CD isn't made for XP - the latest drivers apparently do not include
>the
>> > toolbox application.
>>
>> Try here:
>>
>>
>http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?lc=en&l...
>> roduct=61236&os=228
>>
>> Click on "Automatically check to see if you need an update"
>>
>> Maybe that will help.
>>
>> Brigitte
>
>As I stated in my original posting, I have already tried all available
>drivers, from the original CD that came with it up through the latest
>drivers that came out several years ago. ( don't see anything on the
>link that says "automatically check to see if you need an update").
>But since I've been running the latest drivers sine they came out, and
>there have been no newer drivers released for 3 years, it's safe to say
>that this probably isn't a driver issue. It could however be related
>to XP-Home-SP2 or one of any number of things, that I was hoping
>someone else had already experienced.
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 14, 2005 3:08:45 PM

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Bob Headrick wrote:
> <the6carrules@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1105662019.037324.11280@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > PJx wrote:
> >> The best troubleshooting tool I know of is a fresh new set of
> >> cartridges. You can rotate your old and new cartridges if you
want,
> >> but a new set of fresh cartridges is probably going to fix your
> >> inkjet.
> >
> > I recently put in a fresh new set of cartridges. Plus when I print
> > photos/pictures/bitmaps, everything works perfect, including black.
>
> One thing I would check would be a diagnostic test page as shown at:
>
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us...
>
> Even though it appears that black print is OK that may not be the
case; if you
> have selected photo paper in the driver, or if the driver is ser to
automatic
> and photo paper is detected. When printing on photo paper (or if the
printer
> thinks it is photo paper) the color cartridge will be used to
generate black
> print from CMY.
>
> Regards,
> Bob Headrick, not speaking for my employer HP

Thanks Bob, I'll try running through the suggestions from that link and
update this post with my results. I did try to print two different
test pages. The first was by hitting the button on the printer and it
spit out just a Windows logo. The other test was the "test page" from
within the printer properties. It didn't look like I remember it.

I did manage to get the toolbox software back by uninstalling the
printer drivers, scanning through my harddrive and deleteing any
printer driver I found, then reinstalling the latest 4.3 drivers. My
ink levels are at 80% black and 60% color, so I don't think it is ink
issue. I also "cleaned" the ink heads from within the toolbox and when
it spit out the page, it too was missing the black. The colors were
perfect however.

I'll walkthru your link and see if I can shed some more light on the
issue.

THANKS!
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 14, 2005 3:15:46 PM

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Ran first test and it printed out a multi-colored flower. It seemed to
try and print something above the flower, but it was blank.

Ran 2nd test (hold pwr button and hit the "middle" button 4 times) - it
seemed to print something, but just spit out a blank sheet of paper

Ran 3rd test (hold pwr button, and hit the cancel button 8 times,
middle button 4 times) - It printed out rectangles of varying sizes and
colors - 2 lines total from blue/red/yellow and a single dark gray line
at the end of the 2nd line. But that was it.

Does any of these mean anything? I"m not sure what was supposed to
spit out of each test.
Anonymous
a b α HP
January 16, 2005 2:27:52 AM

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<the6carrules@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1105733746.439345.257780@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...

> Ran 3rd test (hold pwr button, and hit the cancel button 8 times,
> middle button 4 times) - It printed out rectangles of varying sizes and
> colors - 2 lines total from blue/red/yellow and a single dark gray line
> at the end of the 2nd line. But that was it.

This is the one I use to diagnose problems. There should be nozzle patterns
made up of cyan, magenta and yellow. There are a few different patterns but
the size of each color should be the same as the others. If one of the color
blocks is smaller than the others clean the contacts for the #78 cartridge as
shown at:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume....

You should also have a larger pattern of black nozzle patterns. The fact that
you do not have any black at all indicates a problem with the black cartridge
or with the printer. One thing to try in this case would be to remove the
black cartridge and blot it on a damp tissue. You should get two strips of
black ink, about 0.5" high. If there is no ink coming out of the nozzles the
cartridge is defective. Assuming it is an HP original cartridge check the
warranty date as shown at:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=e....
If the cartridge is still in the two year warranty period then contact your
dealer or HP for a replacement. If the cartridge is expired buy a new
cartridge. When purchasing a new cartridge look for the "install by" date on
the box. I would look for at least six months remaining before the "install
by" date, resulting in at least one year additional warranty.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, not speaking for my employer HP
!