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Re: Laser printer belly-up

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Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

#11 Post by richb » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:53 am

Jerry3904 wrote:I guess I've been lucky: I only use HP printers under Linux, and have never had a single problem in the 13 years with the OS.
That makes two of us. Perhaps in my very early days in Linux 15 years ago I had problems, but never with Mepis or MX for the past 13 years. Epsons early and HP printers the last 13 years.
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Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

#12 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:46 pm

Same here.. been using 840c since 2006 and now for about a year or two a f2280 deskjet, both work like a charm
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Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

#13 Post by Paul.. » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:39 am

I fought with Brother All-in-one printers for four or five years and finally threw in the towel and bought an HP MFP 127fn (printer, scanner, fax) and have had zero problems with it

...the biggest asset (from a Linux POV) has been HPLIP (HP Linux Image & Print), a well-maintained open-source utility. Haven't had to mess with either the web-based CUPS setup or the system-config-printer GUI since the switch.

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Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

#14 Post by zeeone » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:28 pm

:popcorn: All color ink jet printers are EVIL.
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Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

#15 Post by Richard » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:47 pm

All color ink jet printers are EVIL.
@zeeone,
I'm with you here. They told me I didn't use it often enough.
I got one with ink tanks but they plugged up too, and plugged the cartridges.
I have a cheapo 3050 but HP locked the ink cartridges though the scanner works fine.

I'm a believer in HP laser printers, 1020 and 1102w.
The 8 year old 1020 is probably the better printer of the two
but the 1102w is faster although with a smaller cartridge for more frequent refills.
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Re: Laser printer constipated - again

#16 Post by eemaestro » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:03 pm

This same laser printer acted temperamental last night. I tried Henry's firmware reset of 23 May 2016 last night. Consequently now my print jobs are showing up in the queue, but not being printed. Double checked all the printer hardware connections (AC power & USB). Redid Henry's firmware reset this morning. Rebooted computer from power-down, this time with printer on. My print attempt still results in the job going into the print queue, with status "Pending" but the printer does not respond. Cannot get anything to print now.

Yes, a green check mark appears on the printer icon when I do System....Print settings...as do the words "Connected to localhost" in the bottom of the dialog box. Any other ideas?

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Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

#17 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:04 pm

Did you reboot?
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Re: Laser printer constipated - SOLVED

#18 Post by eemaestro » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:54 pm

Yes, I rebooted.

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Re: Laser printer constipated

#19 Post by Utopia » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:05 pm

What I do when completely stuck is to check everything. Toner cartridge, connect it to another computer etc. Is there any way to update the printers firmware?
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Re: Laser printer constipated

#20 Post by LnoyBoy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:48 pm

Haven't had the problem recently, but for me, something was telling the printer to stop accepting jobs.

Going into printer properties, and correcting a setting would let everything go ahead and print:

Menu / Print Settings / (right-click on printer) / Properties .....

Hope this helps someone.
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