Troubleshooting for Resetting Your HP Dell Lexmark Brother or Samsung

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , , , , | Posted on 9:10 PM


Ever faced problems with resetting your printer? Well, here we provide you invaluable tips to help you troubleshoot your HP, Dell, Lexmark, Brother or Samsung Printers in easy steps.



Resetting an HP laser printer

There is a technique known as cold resetting. It basically will set all your HP printer settings to the factory default levels. It is important to note that any settings made at the control panel of your printer are going to be reset. Hence, in case you happen to have a JetDirect card then even the IP address will be reset to the factory defaults. You can try to reset NVRAM. To do this, switch off your HP printer and then hold down the 'Go' key for around 20 seconds while switching the printer back on again.

HP 1200 and 1100 models resetting: To do this, simply change the data by going into the service mode. This is applicable if your HP printer has a display panel. Otherwise you need to hold down the 'Go' button for around 5 seconds while the printer is switched on.

HP 2100 printer resetting: You need to press the 'job cancel' key after switching off the printer. Then switch the printer on and only then release the key called 'job cancel.'

HP 2200 printer resetting: Switch off your printer and then hold down the 'Go' key. Switch back the printer on while holding the 'Go' button till the light comes on. Then release the button.

HP 6P and 5P models resetting: Switch off your printer and then press the 'reset' button and within 20 seconds switch on the printer back again.

Resetting a Dell printer

You can reset your Dell printer fairly easily by simply double-clicking on the 'Reset Dell Printer' icon. You can reach this icon by clicking on the folder 'UAN', then clicking on 'System Utilities' and you should find the icon. However, one word of caution - this method will function only if the USB cable has been directly connected from the PC to the printer.

Resetting a Lexmark printer

You will firstly need to switch off your printer. Then simultaneously press the RETURN and READY keys while switching the printer on. This will take you to the Diagnostics Mode. The display unit will show the message 'Performing self test'. Choose 'Maintenance count'. Reset the count to make it zero. Then select the RETURN key and go back Diagnostics Mode. Then you can reset the printer to go back to the normal mode.

Resetting Brother Printer

You need to keep pressing the DOWN or UP keys a couple of times till you see 'Maintenance 99' displayed on the display. Then hold down the 'Set' button to go to standby mode. Please note that if you press the exit key only after typing in a single digit then the machine goes to maintenance mode in initial stages.


Resetting Samsung printer

You need to press the following keys in quick succession - MENU # 1 9 3 4. Then you should see a message on your display saying 'TECH.' Then again select the MENU key followed by ENTER. The display will now show 'TECH MODE.' Then select the '



Source:- Ezinearticles.com

Network Share a Printer from XP or Vista to Windows 7

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 3:07 AM

Share a Printer from XP
To share a printer from XP click on Start then select Printers and Faxes.
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In the Printers and Faxes window right-click on the printer to share and select Sharing.
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In the Printer Properties window select the Sharing tab and the radio button next to Share this printer and give it a short name with no spaces then click Ok.
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Share a Printer from Vista
To share the printer on a Vista machine click on Start and enter printers into the search box and hit Enter.
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Right-click on the printer you want to share and select Sharing from the context menu.
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Now in Printer Properties, select the Sharing tab, mark the box next to Share this printer, and give the printer a name. Make sure the name is something simple with no spaces then click Ok.
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Tips: In these examples we're using 32-bit versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP on a basic home network. We are using an HP PSC 1500 printer, but keep in mind every printer is different so finding and installing the correct drivers will vary.

Alternate Method
If the method above doesn't work, you'll can try the following for either XP or Vista. In our example, when trying to add the printer connected to our XP machine, it wasn't recognized automatically.

If you're search pulls up nothing then click on The printer that I want isn't listed.
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In the Add Printer window under Find a printer by name or TCP/IP address click the radio button next to Select a shared printer by name. You can either type in the path to the printer or click on Browse to find it.
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In this instance we decided to browse to it and notice we have 5 computers found on the network. We want to be able to print to the XPMCE computer so we double-click on that.
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Type in the username and password for that computer…
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Now we see the printer and can select it.
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The path to the printer is put into the Select a shared printer by name field.
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Wait while Windows connects to the printer and install it…
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It's successfully added…click Next.
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Now you can set it as the default printer or not and print a test page to make sure everything works successfully.
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Now when we go back to Devices and Printers under Printers and Faxes, we see the HP printer on XPMCE.
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Add Printer to Windows 7
Now that we have the printer on Vista or XP set up to be shared, it's time to add it to Windows 7. Open the Start Menu and click on Devices and Printers.
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In Devices and Printers click on Add a printer.
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Next click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
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Windows 7 will search for the printer on your network and once its been found click Next.
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The printer has been successfully added…click Next.
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Now you can set it as the default printer and send a test page to verify everything works. If everything is successful, close out of the add printer screens and you should be good to go.
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Conclusion
Since we have shared printer between whatever system to Windows 7 successfully, we can use devices more convenient and it saves a lot of times for us.



Source:- www.articlesbase.com


Troubleshoot 1203 Error on Lexmark X4250/X4270/F4270 Printers

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , | Posted on 4:16 AM

A 1203 error message on the operator panel could indicate a problem with one of the ink cartridges. Please carry out the steps below the image to confirm that this is a cartridge failure rather than a hardware problem.




    Make sure the All-In-One is powered on. Pull the control panel towards you, and then open the cartridge access door. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position. Pull the old cartridges towards you, and then lift them out. With the cartridges out of the printer, shut the access door and the control panel. Power the printer OFF and then back ON. Check the operator panel to see if the same error has returned or if a new message has appeared. If the message displayed is 1203, there is something wrong with the printer hardware. If the message now displaying is Cartridge Missing, do the following:  
    1. Reinstall the cartridges into the printer.
    2. Insert the color cartridge in the left carrier. Insert the black cartridge in the right carrier.

       
    3. Push back firmly on the cartridges until they snap securely into place.
    4. Close the cartridge access door, and then close the control panel.
    5. If the 1203 message is still present on the operator panel, you need to insert one cartridge at a time to determine which cartridge is producing the failure.
    6. With one cartridge in the carrier, close the access door and control panel.
    7. Check the operator panel. If the 1203 error is displayed, this cartridge is the defective item.
      If the Cartridge Missing message is displayed, the second cartridge is producing the failure.
    8. Please replace the defective cartridge.

Troubleshoot 0x0000007E Printer Error

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , | Posted on 9:39 PM

SYMPTOMS
After you upgrade your computer to Windows XP, you might receive the following S...
After you upgrade your computer to Windows XP, you might receive the following Stop error message when the computer starts:
STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x804E518E, 0xFC938104, 0xFC937E04)
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED



WUSB54GCx86.sys- Address 92D89498 base at 92D7c000, Datestamp 45c04cc9
Note The parameters and file names in this error message might vary, depending on the cause of the Stop error. The file name in the second line of the error message, WUSB54GCx86.sys, is an example of a driver file that might be causing the error.

This article discusses seven methods for resolving the problem. The first method is designed for beginning to intermediate computer users. The other six methods are designed for advanced computer users.

Because this article contains steps that involve restarting your computer, you might find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.

CAUSE
This issue might occur if a system thread generates an exception that the error...
This issue might occur if a system thread generates an exception that the error handler does not catch. This exception can be caused by any of the following:

* If this issue occurs after the first restart during Windows Setup or after Setup is complete, the computer might not have sufficient hard disk space to run Windows XP.
* The computer BIOS might be incompatible with Windows XP, or it might have to be updated.
* The video adapter drivers might be incompatible with Windows XP.
* A device driver or a system service might be damaged.
* If the issue is associated with the Win32k.sys file, it might be caused by a third-party remote control program.


RESOLUTION
Use the Windows Error Reporting tool You can use the Windows Error Reporting to...
Use the Windows Error Reporting tool
You can use the Windows Error Reporting tool to send information about the error to us and to obtain information about any available fix or workaround. Follow these steps to use the Windows Error Reporting Tool:

1. When the Windows Error Reporting window pops up on your computer, click Send Error Report to send the error report to us.
2. In the confirmation window that appears after you send the error report to us, click More Information. This helps you find any available fixes for the problem or information about how to work around the issue.
3. If a fix or a workaround is not available, you can use the "Advanced Troubleshooting" section to try to resolve this issue. If you are not comfortable with advanced troubleshooting, you might want to contact Support. For information about how to contact Support, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/ (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/)


Advanced troubleshooting
Use the following methods in the order in which they are presented.

Method 1: Make sure that you have sufficient hard disk space
First, make sure that you have sufficient hard disk space. The Stop error can be caused by insufficient hard disk space.

If you can use safe mode or the Recovery Console to start the computer, delete any unnecessary temporary files, Internet cache files, program backup files, and files that contain saved file fragments from disk scans (.chk files). You can also install Windows XP on another hard disk that has more free space.

If you cannot start the computer, go to the next method to update the computer BIOS.

For more information about safe mode or the Recovery Console, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
315222 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/ ) A description of the Safe Boot Mode options in Windows XP
314058 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/ ) Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console

Method 2: Update the computer BIOS
If freeing space on your hard disk did not resolve the problem, the BIOS might have to be updated. Use the hardware and software vendor contact information articles that are listed in the "References" section to contact the computer manufacturer to obtain the most recent BIOS update.

Note When you update the BIOS, you might have to disable BIOS memory options, such as caching or shadowing, temporarily.
Method 3: Disable or update device drivers
If you have updated the BIOS successfully and the problem persists, the video adapter drivers on the computer might have to be updated or disabled. Follow these steps to troubleshoot the video adapter drivers:

1. If a driver is listed by name in the Stop error message, disable or remove that driver.
* If the error occurs during the startup sequence and the system partition uses the NTFS file system, you might be able to use safe mode to rename or to delete the faulty driver.
* If the driver is used as part of the system startup process in safe mode, you must use the Recovery Console to start the computer.
2. If the Stop error message does not indicate a specific driver, update the video adapter drivers to the latest versions.
3. Disable or remove any drivers or services that you recently added.
4. Check the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to determine whether the PCI devices in the computer are compatible with Windows XP. For information about the HCL, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx)

Method 4: Remove unsigned drivers
If you have updated the video adapter drivers and the problem persists, or if you cannot start Windows in safe mode, the problem might be caused by a different, unsigned driver. Remove all drivers that are not digitally signed by Microsoft. For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
316434 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434/ ) How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP

Method 5: Remove all third-party drivers
You might be unable to determine which third-party driver causes the error. If removing unsigned drivers does not resolve the issue, try moving all third-party driver files from the %Windir%\System32\Drivers folder to a different location. Follow these steps to move the third-party driver files:

1. Use the Recovery Console to start the computer, or start the computer from a different installation of Windows if you have performed a parallel Windows installation.
2. Create a temporary folder to hold the driver files. For example, you could create c:\DriverTemp.
3. Move all files that do not have a creation date for Windows XP of 8/13/2001 from the %Windir%\System32\Drivers folder into the temporary folder that you created in step 2.

Caution If the computer relies on third-party IDE or SCSI controller drivers for correct operation, you must identify those driver files and then leave them in the %Windir%\System32\Drivers folder.
4. Restart the computer.
5. Continue the Windows Setup program. You can add the driver files back to the computer one at a time to identify the faulty driver.

Method 6: Remove third-party remote control services

If you still have the problem after you use the previous methods and the Stop error message contains the Win32k.sys file name instead of a driver file name, the problem might be caused by a third-party remote control program. To remove the service, use the Recovery Console to start the computer and then delete the third-party remote control service file.



Source:- support.microsoft.com

Ink System Failure Error 0xc18a, 0xc19… – HP Printers

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , , | Posted on 4:26 AM

Hp Ink System Failure: Ink System has failed. Unable to print. Refer to Printer documentation. Error: “0xc18a…”



Products that may encounter this problem: (A survey based on Fixya.com database)
HP Photosmarts:
C6180, C6288, C3210, C3310, C5180, C7280, C6188, D7460, C8250, C7180, C5183, C6288, C7268, C6150, C7360, C7160,c309a, C6380 . (Ink System Failure)

As you can see, only Photosmarts encounter this problem, however that does not mean that other HP printers types wont be affected.Ink System Failure Error Message Displayed on a Photosmart Screen

Common Error Codes:
0xc19axxxx, 0xc18a0001, 0xc18a030a, 0xc19a003f, 0xc18a0201, 0xc19a0003, 0x05d1281, oxc18a0307, 0xc18a101, 0xc052281, 0xc05d0281, 0xc18a0306, 0xc19ac3ff, 0xc18a0101, 0xc19a0031, 0xc18a0007, 0xc18a506

Troubleshooting:
When you have one these error messages on your printer screen there are two things that you need to consider to enlighten yourself on what to do when you are in this kind of situation.
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Is your product in warranty or out of warranty?
For In-Warranty products, please do not do any self troubleshooting. Immediately contact HP technical support to have them troubleshoot the problem for you. In most cases, printers with these error messages are replaced but you must also be patient and follow the technical support’s instructions and basic troubleshooting. I recommend you to read our article on how to contact HP technical phone support.

For Out-of-Warranty products, I am afraid you have to exert extra effort to be able to resolve this issue on you HP printer. Below are ways that I recommend to resolve this.

You need to do some basic troubleshooting steps below and hope that it would fix the problem.

  • Disconnect the Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable from the back of the product, but leave the product turned on.
  • Open the cover of the product and remove the print cartridges.
  • Close the cover and wait for the Insert Ink Cartridges message to display.
  • Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product and the wall socket, then wait for one minute.
  • Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button.
  • Open the cover and reinsert the print cartridges.
  • Close the cover. If prompted, print a calibration page.
  • Print a Self Test to verify product is functional.
  • Reconnect the USB cable, and try to print from the computer.

Generally, when you have this type of error message displayed on your printer screen your printer may be permanently damage, resetting your hp printer may fix it in some cases but it is almost certain that the problem wil reoccur.
“0xC18″ errors may also mean that the printer’s temperature is below 40F/5C.. Try warming up the printer and try again. If you have reached this part already and still the problem is not yet fixed, do not worry I still have 3 more suggestions to help you with this problem.

1. Chat for free in real time with an HP online support agent. Hopefully, HP can be able to support you on this.

2. I have stumbled upon a solved problem at fixya wherin user SagarJD was able to provide a special reset for the ink system and was able to successfully solve the ink system failure with error:OXC18a0205. You can try following his procedure.

3. If you have reached this part already, then most probably your product’s Ink System is permanently damaged and it is certainly unrecoverable. Servicing the printer is not what I recommend on this. Instead, I suggest you call HP tech support and upgrade your printer to newer model.

HP CMOS Battery

By the way, there is another way. By now you are getting ready to replace your printer, right? Why don’t you this last solution, and try it to resolve this issue. This step is only intended for OUT-OF-WARRANTY products ONLY as doing this step on IN-WARRANTY products can VOID YOUR WARRANTY. Do this step at your own risk.

There is a CMOS battery inside your printer that keeps track on your printer’s history. Ink replacements, resets, etc… Try resetting the data stored on your Hp product by removing the CMOS battery and then putting it back in after 30 minutes. Unfortunately I could not tell where you can find this battery inside your product as location differs for different products but here’s what the battery should look like inside your printer.



Source:- out-of-warranty.com

Troubleshoot Printer Error 79

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , | Posted on 9:29 PM

In these days, printers are not only an important component in office but it is also hugely used for personal printing purposes as well. Students use printers for printing their projects and for other important tasks as well. But whatever brand you are using, printer problem is a very common issue. There are different types of errors and their solution is also different. Sometimes the problems are so critical that we need to consult experts for tech support. Printer driver problem is also a common issue. If the printer is outdated, you need to update it. All printer problems come with different error code. In this article we have discussed how to resolve 79 Error in printer.




Before discussing the issue, let's have a look what exactly printer error code is. When there is a problem in the printer, it will output an error code. The problem with these error codes is that they are cryptic. If you get printer error code message, it doesn't mean that always the problem is very critical. Sometimes, these error codes come to let you know that the printer requires some attention and there is a problem which needs to be resolved. Generally, Printers comes with the error code 60 and up. Following are the tips to solve problem 79 XXXX or 79 and 80:

• If get any such error code after giving print request to the computer, press cancel job to clear the print job from the memory.

• Turn the printer off and then turn on the printer.

• Try to print a job from a different application. If it works then the problem is with the particular application and it is suggested to talk to the vendor.

• If the problem occurs with all the applications then disconnect all the cable and reconnect it once again to the printer.

• Turn the printer off

• Remove all third party memory Dimms from the printer. Remember do not remove the firmware DIMM which is in the lowest DIMM slot.

• Remove EIO devices from the printer.

• Turn the printer ON.

• Now if the problem exists then put the DIMM and the Eio device one by one and then turn on the printer.

• After that if you think, one of the Eio device or DIMM is causing the error then remove that particular one.

• Connect the printer with all the cables and then to the Network.

• At last, if it does not work then replace the Firmware DIMM and the Formatter.

• The problem could be for the I/O device as well. So remove all the external I/O devices like (Jet direct, memory) and see if the problem persists. If yes, then also remove the formatter.

If the above mentioned steps are followed properly, then the printer problem should get resolved. If not, it is suggested to get in touch with computer help providers who are experienced in dealing with printer problems. They will guide you how to troubleshoot the problem.

Source:- articlesbase.com

Samsung Printer Error Codes & Troubleshooting

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 10:18 PM

Here are some of the common error codes along with tips on troubleshooting:

Scanning error: This error message is essentially a hardware error. Due to poor quality of cables large data needed by a scanner cannot transmitted. You can replace USB cable and try.

Paper jam: This happens when the paper has got stuck in your Printer. You need to check the sensor located beside exit rollers. Maybe it is in incorrect position, or is damaged. If nothing works, try replacing it with a new sensor.




Square prints: Sometimes you may experience that your Printer is printing out squares instead of regular text. It can happen if you are using Firefox or printing content from sites which do not recognize the font used in the text. To fix this problem you will need to reinstall all relevant drivers. If this doesn’t help then visit the printers and faxes folder, select your printer and choose the properties. Choose the Advanced option in the dialog box and select the print processor. Choose a different mode of graphics and try testing a page for printing.

Missing print: Sometimes, a portion of your page could be devoid of print. It can happen because of incorrect paper size configuration. Check the settings and try again.

Media tray empty: Sometimes even if the tray is loaded with paper you could be getting this error message on your Printer. Try updating the drivers by visiting the Samsung site. This should rectify issues.

Toner light still on: After replacement of the toner cartridge you might still find the toner light switched on continually. You need to check on the fuse located on the front side of the cartridge. You could try replacing this with a 50 mp one. This error usually occurs in the Samsung SCX-4216F.

Error code: H2: This error code indicates that there is a problem with the fuser warming up. Make sure all the cables are in connection and that no point is missing.

Error code: 24: This error code indicates that there is too much overload as far as the print job is concerned. You can select the button called ‘continue’ and then try reducing the amount of print job. You could also try adding on memory.

Error code: 50: This indicates a malfunction in the fuser. It means the fuser is not heating up. Try switching off your Samsung Laser Printer for around 15 minutes and then switch it on again. In case this does not solve the problem, it could indicate a fault in the fuser assembly or in the AC power.

Error code: 16: This error code means that the toner is low. That means the distribution of the toner inside the cartridge is inadequate. You need to take out the cartridge and move it back and front gently. If this does not work try replacing the cartridge. You could also try cleaning up the contacts.



Source:- cheapinkcartridges.com

Epson Inkjet Printer Troubleshooting

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 1:00 AM

Epson inkjet printers are relatively easy to repair and troubleshoot. Follow these steps to identify the problem and troubleshoot your Epson inkjet printer.

Instructions




1.Check the obvious. Is it on? Is it plugged in? Are the cables plugged in all the way? Ensure that you have the printer plugged into a working outlet and that the LED light comes on when you press the power button.

2.Check the status. For LCD screens, this is pretty clear. A connected printer reads "Ready," "Connected" or "Online." Other printers will usually have a solid green light when functioning properly. Refer to the manual if you receive an error message.

3.Perform a test print. Most Epson printers have a self-test function. Refer to your manual for instructions on how to do this. Usually, it is just a matter of depressing one button while pushing power.

4.Check the ink. Most newer models will tell you if the ink is low, but try running a color test to double check. You can usually pinpoint the faulty cartridge with this test and then either replace or clean it.

5.Clean the printer. Use the printer's self-cleaning feature usually found under the driver's "Utilities" or the printer's "Properties" section. Click "Clean Print Heads." Or get a dry, lint free cloth and gently wipe down any accessible parts.

6.Check the paper tray. Is it empty or is a sheet jammed? Look at the paper tray and be sure it is lined up correctly for loading.
 
7.Clear paper jams. Be careful during this operation. Refer to the manual for special instructions and always power down your printer and unplug it first. Use tweezers and be gentle-don't use force. Clear out even the tiniest bits of paper you find.

8.Check to see if the print queue is backed up. On your computer, go to "Control Panel" and then "Printers" and right click your printer's icon. Select "Purge Print Documents." Try printing again.

9.Make sure drivers are installed correctly. Try reinstalling the drivers from the disk or updating the drivers from the manufacturer's website.


Read more: eHow.com

Configuring a Wireless HP Photosmart C4380

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 2:05 AM

It's been over a year since I wrote this, and lot of people continue to find this page from Google, which leads me to believe that people are still having problems with their HP Photosmart C4380s. For the record, over a year later the workaround I detailed here is still working for me. If you have something to add that might help others, please feel free to add to the comments. The original post follows below.




So, we bought a wireless printer. After some initial back and forth, we settled on a wireless HP Photosmart C4380. I thought we did a fair bit of research before purchasing the product, but apparently not enough, as there were many issues and surprises that we discovered only after we setup the device.

I'm posting this to relate the significant difficulties we encountered setting up the printer and post workarounds I've implemented for the benefits of others who might be considering this product or who may have already purchased it and are looking for support.

The printer configuration was not easy. It took me over a dozen hours spanning multiple days to resolve all of the issues, and I was really forced to draw upon all of my IT experience to get everything working as expected.

Of course, operating system setup and configuration plays a role when installing any device, so let me preface everything by reporting that the system I was configuring to use the printer is a fully-patched, high memory and CPU Windows XP desktop that's connected to a Linksys WRT150N wireless router.

I've condensed the problems I encountered into three core issues and workarounds:

1. The HP Setup software (installed on my desktop) could not find the printer wirelessly.

Workaround:

* Add the printer as a wired printer, installing all required drivers and services (minimum HP software).
* Determine the printer's MAC address.
* Add the printer's MAC address to the router's MAC address filter list. You may need to turn on MAC address filtering.
* Install a new device using the HP setup software.
* Now the software will find the wireless printer.
* Add the printer as a wireless printer (remove the wired printer).
* If you initially had MAC address filtering disabled, you can disable filtering again.

The wireless printer should now be working and you should be able to print. However, post-install, you will encounter other issues:

2. After getting the printer setup, the computer runs sluggishly, and the CPU eventually locks at 100%.

Workaround:

* Remove or disable all HP software (if you installed any) other than the requisite drivers.
* Change the Startup Type of the "HP Network Devices Support" service from Automatic to Manual.

3. The printer goes offline and will not come back online.

Workaround:

* Change the Startup Type of the "HP CUE DeviceDiscovery" service to Disabled.



Troubleshooting problems with your printer

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , | Posted on 5:06 AM

Few things can be as frustrating as not being able to print an important document. Part of the problem is that there are so many ways for the darn things to break! Below are some general printer use guidelines as well as some solutions to some of the more common troubleshooting questions.




Printers become dirty by accumulating paper dust and toner and/or flakes. If left unchecked, a dirty printer will begin to affect the print quality. You may want to keep a cleaning kit that consists of lint-free cloths (or some suitable substitute), alcohol, spray-n-wipe cleaner, gloves, and a can of compressed air. Give your printer a good cleaning every six months.

Laser paper usually comes in reams and each ream is wrapped. Keep your paper clean and dry by storing it lying flat in its original wrapper. The life expectancy of a toner cartridge is about 3-6 months. A good rule of thumb is to clean the printer every time you change toners and every time you have a printer problem.

Some common things to check when you have printer problems are:

Paper Jams or Printer Eats Paper

1. First, clean your printer. Get some spray-n-wipe cleaner and a clean cloth and clean the entire inside of the printer. Also ensure your paper isn't dirty. Now print a test page. Does the symptom persist?

2. Remove all jammed paper. Check the paper tray first. Look closely at the paper rollers nearest where the paper exits the printer; this is a common source of jams. If you’re trying to print labels, they will often jam just before exiting the printer.

3. Try to print a test page. Does the printer still jam? If you can find no source of the jamming, check the printer's message display window and refer to your user’s manual to look up the printer error code.

Paper Won't Feed or "Load Paper" Message in Display

1. Check the printer and/or the software to see if "manual feed" is selected. If manual feed is selected, the printer may be looking for paper in another tray.

2. Reseat paper. Ensure printer is on-line. Check for paper jams or obstructions.

3. Likely suspect: paper-out sensor is damaged or broken. Consult a computer repair shop.

Printer Jams When it Runs Out of Paper

Check the paper flag sensor and make sure it is not missing or misaligned (refer to your printer manual for its location.) If error persists, you’ll need to take your printer in for repair. If the paper wrinkles on the end, you probably have a bad paper out assembly. You might try to clean the inside (especially the rear rollers) and replace the paper. If the paper still wrinkles, the paper out assembly is most likely bad. Sometimes a bad fuser can cause the same problem so don't rule this out.

Toner Smearing

1. Clean your printer and try a test page. Does the symptom persist?

2. Once the printer is clean, install a new toner cartridge. If you don't have one, try to borrow a friend's if possible for troubleshooting purposes. Install it in the problem printer and try to print a test page. Does the symptom persist? If new toner cartridges fixes problem, buy a new cartridge.

3. If new toner cartridge doesn’t fix problem, check the printer's message display window for any error messages. Do you have an error message? If so, then note the code and consult your owner’s manual.

Prints a Line Down the Page

1. Clean printer and try to print a test page. Does the symptom persist?

2. Next, install a new toner cartridge, if possible (see item #2 above.)

3. If new toner cartridge doesn’t fix problem, check the cotton "cleaner-bar" inside the printer. If the "cleaner bar" is dirty, you need to replace it. A replacement comes with each new toner cartridge.

4. If the toner is still smearing, shut the printer off, open the printer, and check the print cylinder. If the cylinder is damaged, the printer is beyond local repair--you have a bad fuser. 




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How to find a Wireless printer's IP Address

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Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , | Posted on 2:51 AM

How to find IP address of a printer?

Installation is a snap. Plug the printer in to the computer running Windows XP, and the system automatically recognized it. Windows XP briefly displayed a balloon in the taskbar that said, "Found New Hardware," followed by the name of the printer. A full minute won’t pass between the time you plugged the printer in to the computer and the time you will be printing.




First step is to make sure you have the correct printer IP address, most printers will give you an information page with the IP address on it. Usually there is a button or a sequence of buttons to push to print this page. Once you have the correct IP address you are ready to go.

How to find IP address of a network printer?

A network printer with built-in Ethernet port usually provides a menu button that will allow you to display IP address assigned to it.

If you can't find an IP address of a network printer from the menu display perform the following:

1. Choose Start, Settings, Printers and Faxes, or Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the printer name Properties.
3. Ports tab

If your networked printer uses DHCP, you may connect to your router and find the IP address of the printer from DHCP status page. The router displays all host machines that are assigned dynamic IP addresses.

In order to install a network printer, you must know your printer's Manufacturer, Model Name, and IP Address.
Setting Up a Network Printer

1. Click on the Start button, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, Add Printer.
2. A new Add Printer Wizard window opens.
3. Select Local printer attached to this computer. Make sure automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer is NOT checked.
4. Click Next to continue.
5. Create a new port for your network printer. Select Create a new port.
6. Beside Type of Port, click on the down arrow - Standard TCP/IP Port.
7. You must now type your printer's IP Address in the Printer Name or IP Address field.
8. The Port Name will automatically be filled when you enter the IP Address. Do not change the Port Name.
9. Windows XP will scan the network to find your printer's IP Address. This may take a few seconds. Select Finish to continue.
10. You must now select the printer's manufacturer and model. Windows XP will automatically select the detected manufacturer and printer driver. Usually you will not have to change this selection.
11. If your network printer is NOT automatically detected, select the Windows Update button to find the proper software drivers.
12. You will be prompted to confirm the selected printer driver. Make sure Keep existing driver is selected, then click Next to continue.
13. Assign a printer name.
14. Print a test page.
15. Finish button to complete the Add Printer Wizard.

The new printer will appear in your Printers and Faxes screen and you’re ready to print!





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Brother MFC Multifunction Printers

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Most Brother MFC printers have advanced features that really define what multifunction printers are. They are small and lightweight, but certainly compact.



They can work as a decent phone and fax machine. Messages can be recorded on these Brother MFC multifunction printers, making them double as answering machines. They can be operated as speaker phones.

They can work as scanners, with the option to scan to email, scan to file, scan to image or scan to OCR. The Brother MFC multifunction printers are also fitted with widescreen LCD control panels
that allow for previews of scans, prints and faxes.

Most of all, they are versatile printers with the ability to print in monochrome or in color, depending on the model. They can even function as photo printers with photo ink cartridges . Also, they can print from USB flash drives and other memory cards, and they are Ethernet-ready.



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Oki C5150n Color Laser Printer

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- The Oki C5150n Color Laser Printer is a high-end office printer at a low-end price -

Before making the decision to buy this printer, I needed several questions answered to be certain this would be a good choice for my needs.




The first thing I wanted to know is whether the Okidata C5150n Printer can meet my high-quality office printing requirements with speedy print output in mind. Our printing requirements vary from text & office documents to engineering diagrams, as well as graphics & output of pictures.

I found that this printer can handle all of the above very effectively as well as other tasks such as printing on different paper thicknesses and business card stock. Conclusion: The printed output appears very crisp, colorful, and professional-looking, and with the speed I needed.

Background:
This printer uses innovative technology within its central core - digital LED technology and single pass color digital technology with a straight-through paper path for handling thicker paper stock such as business cards.

While parts of the Oki C5150n Printer have similar technology to laser printers, using the term "color laser printer" is a bit of a misnomer from the respect that the actual technology inside is Oki's Digital LED Technology (light emitting diodes instead of traditional laser-based printer technology). The Oki C5150n also uses Oki's Single Pass Color process which provides faster speed and reliability.

The C5150n Model combines high performance & quality, and turns out up to 12 full-color and 20 monochrome pages per minute. It also offers sharp 1200 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution.

First Page Print Time:
This was an important feature for me in the respect that printing separate individual documents requires a fast initial startup to 'grab & go' so to speak. This printer has a fast "first page print time" rating, in as little as 14 seconds color, 9 seconds black & white, and my experiences come close to this.

Compatibility:
The Oki C5150n is compatible with both PCs and Macs and can be connected directly with either a USB Cable (can even be configured with the USB 2.0 standard at up to 480Mbps speed) or through the 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Network Port provided in the C5150n Model.

Nice feature:
The printer's front opens out into a Multi-purpose Paper Feed Tray and the printer's rear opens into an output tray - this creates a "straight-through" paper path which is perfect for printing on thick paper or card stock.



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Troubleshoot Epson Inkjet Printer

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Epson inkjet printers are relatively easy to repair and troubleshoot. Follow these steps to identify the problem and troubleshoot your Epson inkjet printer.

Instructions




1.Check the obvious. Is it on? Is it plugged in? Are the cables plugged in all the way? Ensure that you have the printer plugged into a working outlet and that the LED light comes on when you press the power button.

2.Check the status. For LCD screens, this is pretty clear. A connected printer reads "Ready," "Connected" or "Online." Other printers will usually have a solid green light when functioning properly. Refer to the manual if you receive an error message.

3.Perform a test print. Most Epson printers have a self-test function. Refer to your manual for instructions on how to do this. Usually, it is just a matter of depressing one button while pushing power.

4.Check the ink. Most newer models will tell you if the ink is low, but try running a color test to double check. You can usually pinpoint the faulty cartridge with this test and then either replace or clean it.

5.Clean the printer. Use the printer's self-cleaning feature usually found under the driver's "Utilities" or the printer's "Properties" section. Click "Clean Print Heads." Or get a dry, lint free cloth and gently wipe down any accessible parts.

6.Check the paper tray. Is it empty or is a sheet jammed? Look at the paper tray and be sure it is lined up correctly for loading.

7.Clear paper jams. Be careful during this operation. Refer to the manual for special instructions and always power down your printer and unplug it first. Use tweezers and be gentle-don't use force. Clear out even the tiniest bits of paper you find.

8.Check to see if the print queue is backed up. On your computer, go to "Control Panel" and then "Printers" and right click your printer's icon. Select "Purge Print Documents." Try printing again.

9.Make sure drivers are installed correctly. Try reinstalling the drivers from the disk or updating the drivers from the manufacturer's website.



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