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HP deskjet -- does everything except print

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Anonymous
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March 17, 2005 3:08:37 PM

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Hi,

this is a 3820 using XP-Pro OS. When "print" is clicked it seems to go
through the motions: dialog box pops open with printer pre-selected,
you click print, box flashes, "printing 1 of 1" then a dialog box pops
open with the two resevoir icons and says , "status..." The green led
begins to blink but nothing happens -- the paper doesn't feed and the
carriage doesn't move. After about 20 secs one of those XP yellow
balloons opens to inform you that the document failed to print, duh!

I know the paper feed and carriage work cause they run when the thing
is un/replugged. And when the lid is lifted the rollers run back and
forth a few times.

-bliss

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Anonymous
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March 17, 2005 5:40:31 PM

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

Don't you just hate that? Does the infernal machine print a test page on
its own? Have you uninstalled the printer and software, restarted and
reinstalled the printer and software? Have you tried a lot of cursing and
screaming obscenities at it? That usually makes me feel better, but has no
apparent effect on the device in question.

"blissfix" <gjlap@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1111090117.471831.260600@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> this is a 3820 using XP-Pro OS. When "print" is clicked it seems to go
> through the motions: dialog box pops open with printer pre-selected,
> you click print, box flashes, "printing 1 of 1" then a dialog box pops
> open with the two resevoir icons and says , "status..." The green led
> begins to blink but nothing happens -- the paper doesn't feed and the
> carriage doesn't move. After about 20 secs one of those XP yellow
> balloons opens to inform you that the document failed to print, duh!
>
> I know the paper feed and carriage work cause they run when the thing
> is un/replugged. And when the lid is lifted the rollers run back and
> forth a few times.
>
> -bliss
>
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 18, 2005 2:43:19 AM

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

"blissfix" <gjlap@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1111090117.471831.260600@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> this is a 3820 using XP-Pro OS. When "print" is clicked it seems to go
> through the motions: dialog box pops open with printer pre-selected,
> you click print, box flashes, "printing 1 of 1" then a dialog box pops
> open with the two resevoir icons and says , "status..." The green led
> begins to blink but nothing happens -- the paper doesn't feed and the
> carriage doesn't move. After about 20 secs one of those XP yellow
> balloons opens to inform you that the document failed to print, duh!
>
> I know the paper feed and carriage work cause they run when the thing
> is un/replugged. And when the lid is lifted the rollers run back and
> forth a few times.

Start with the easy:
Does holding down the feed page yield a test page? Have you tried
uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, or using compatible drivers?



When you turn the printer on does it run the rollers for a couple seconds or
like 2 minutes, cycling through all known speeds and directions? Does it
happen to feed through any pages at startup? Does the carriage move to the
center when the lid is lifted?
Anonymous
a b α HP
March 18, 2005 2:44:52 AM

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"Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Don't you just hate that? Does the infernal machine print a test page on
> its own? Have you uninstalled the printer and software, restarted and
> reinstalled the printer and software? Have you tried a lot of cursing and
> screaming obscenities at it? That usually makes me feel better, but has
> no
> apparent effect on the device in question.

If his had a service station failure like mine, the best relief comes from
taking it out to a parking lot and smashing it with a baseball bat, or
throwing it in front of a train / truck / off of a 5 story building.
!