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Dave October 4th 06 04:28 AM

Problems Printing
 
I have an older HP computer with a Deskjet 610cl printer. It has worked fine
for a number of years for my grandmother to check her email and play games.
All of a sudden the printer will not even print a test page. I have
uninstalled all of the software and drivers with no luck and have even
installed the printer on another PC with no problems. Short of reinstalling
the OS what can i try to solve the problem? I tried using a generic driver
along with the lasted one from HP too. I was not able to go in DOS and try
that route, but it just seems like there is something with the OS. Thanks
for the help.

Dave

Richard G. Harper October 4th 06 11:11 AM

Problems Printing
 
If the printer won't even print a test page from the control buttons on the
printer then it's most likely the printer that is dead, not Windows.

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"Dave" wrote in message
...
I have an older HP computer with a Deskjet 610cl printer. It has worked
fine
for a number of years for my grandmother to check her email and play
games.
All of a sudden the printer will not even print a test page. I have
uninstalled all of the software and drivers with no luck and have even
installed the printer on another PC with no problems. Short of
reinstalling
the OS what can i try to solve the problem? I tried using a generic driver
along with the lasted one from HP too. I was not able to go in DOS and
try
that route, but it just seems like there is something with the OS. Thanks
for the help.

Dave




Dave October 4th 06 02:30 PM

Problems Printing
 
Richard,

The printer itself will do a test/demo page but when i go to the control
panel and try doing a test page in the printer settings it will not print.
Like i said the printer was installed on a PC running XP and works just fine.


"Richard G. Harper" wrote:

If the printer won't even print a test page from the control buttons on the
printer then it's most likely the printer that is dead, not Windows.



Dave October 11th 06 02:04 PM

Problems Printing
 
Any ideas??


"Dave" wrote:

Richard,

The printer itself will do a test/demo page but when i go to the control
panel and try doing a test page in the printer settings it will not print.
Like i said the printer was installed on a PC running XP and works just fine.


"Richard G. Harper" wrote:

If the printer won't even print a test page from the control buttons on the
printer then it's most likely the printer that is dead, not Windows.



Dave October 11th 06 02:05 PM

Problems Printing
 
Any ideas??


"Dave" wrote:

Richard,

The printer itself will do a test/demo page but when i go to the control
panel and try doing a test page in the printer settings it will not print.
Like i said the printer was installed on a PC running XP and works just fine.


"Richard G. Harper" wrote:

If the printer won't even print a test page from the control buttons on the
printer then it's most likely the printer that is dead, not Windows.



Mike M October 14th 06 01:28 AM

Problems Printing
 
How does the DJ610 connect to the PC? Does it use a parallel port on the
PC? Is the cable you are using with the Win Me PC the same one that you
used with the PC running XP? Check that you haven't somehow bent one of
the pins.

Open the Device Manager. What does the entry for the parallel port in the
section Ports (COM & LPT) have to say? Is it labelled ECP or EPP? Is it
"yellow banged"?

When you open the Properties sheet for the printer (Start | Settings |
Printers, select printer, right click and then click Properties), on the
Ports tab, which port is checked/selected? If there is no Ports tab, look
on the Details tab and you will find a drop down box labelled "Print to
the following port", Which port is selected?
--
Mike Maltby



Dave wrote:

Any ideas??



Dave October 14th 06 02:12 AM

Problems Printing
 
Mike,

The printer uses the parallel port and has been using the same port and
cable for about 4 years and never unplugged. I will look at the pins but
they should be ok since it worked fine on my PC running XP, so yes same
cable. This same type of problem happened a few years back which was solved
my reinstalling the print driver.

I will look at the device manager when i stop at their house next but I know
it was not highlighted in yellow and was using the LPT1 port. I even tried
to delete the port and do a restart to reinstall it with no luck. I don't
know if it was ECP of EPP,

It was selected to use the LPT1 port and i tried adding a new port in there
to with no luck.

Dave

"Mike M" wrote:

How does the DJ610 connect to the PC? Does it use a parallel port on the
PC? Is the cable you are using with the Win Me PC the same one that you
used with the PC running XP? Check that you haven't somehow bent one of
the pins.

Open the Device Manager. What does the entry for the parallel port in the
section Ports (COM & LPT) have to say? Is it labelled ECP or EPP? Is it
"yellow banged"?

When you open the Properties sheet for the printer (Start | Settings |
Printers, select printer, right click and then click Properties), on the
Ports tab, which port is checked/selected? If there is no Ports tab, look
on the Details tab and you will find a drop down box labelled "Print to
the following port", Which port is selected?
--
Mike Maltby



Dave wrote:

Any ideas??




Dave October 14th 06 02:13 AM

Problems Printing
 
Mike,

The printer uses the parallel port and has been using the same port and
cable for about 4 years and never unplugged. I will look at the pins but
they should be ok since it worked fine on my PC running XP, so yes same
cable. This same type of problem happened a few years back which was solved
my reinstalling the print driver.

I will look at the device manager when i stop at their house next but I know
it was not highlighted in yellow and was using the LPT1 port. I even tried
to delete the port and do a restart to reinstall it with no luck. I don't
know if it was ECP of EPP,

It was selected to use the LPT1 port and i tried adding a new port in there
to with no luck.

Dave

"Mike M" wrote:

How does the DJ610 connect to the PC? Does it use a parallel port on the
PC? Is the cable you are using with the Win Me PC the same one that you
used with the PC running XP? Check that you haven't somehow bent one of
the pins.

Open the Device Manager. What does the entry for the parallel port in the
section Ports (COM & LPT) have to say? Is it labelled ECP or EPP? Is it
"yellow banged"?

When you open the Properties sheet for the printer (Start | Settings |
Printers, select printer, right click and then click Properties), on the
Ports tab, which port is checked/selected? If there is no Ports tab, look
on the Details tab and you will find a drop down box labelled "Print to
the following port", Which port is selected?
--
Mike Maltby



Dave wrote:

Any ideas??




Dave October 14th 06 02:13 AM

Problems Printing
 
Mike,

The printer uses the parallel port and has been using the same port and
cable for about 4 years and never unplugged. I will look at the pins but
they should be ok since it worked fine on my PC running XP, so yes same
cable. This same type of problem happened a few years back which was solved
my reinstalling the print driver.

I will look at the device manager when i stop at their house next but I know
it was not highlighted in yellow and was using the LPT1 port. I even tried
to delete the port and do a restart to reinstall it with no luck. I don't
know if it was ECP of EPP,

It was selected to use the LPT1 port and i tried adding a new port in there
to with no luck.

Dave


"Mike M" wrote:

How does the DJ610 connect to the PC? Does it use a parallel port on the
PC? Is the cable you are using with the Win Me PC the same one that you
used with the PC running XP? Check that you haven't somehow bent one of
the pins.

Open the Device Manager. What does the entry for the parallel port in the
section Ports (COM & LPT) have to say? Is it labelled ECP or EPP? Is it
"yellow banged"?

When you open the Properties sheet for the printer (Start | Settings |
Printers, select printer, right click and then click Properties), on the
Ports tab, which port is checked/selected? If there is no Ports tab, look
on the Details tab and you will find a drop down box labelled "Print to
the following port", Which port is selected?
--
Mike Maltby



Dave wrote:

Any ideas??





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