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#1 2021-09-25 03:44

danielson
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If HP printer works, donation on the way!

A friend of mine's HP printer can no longer print in Windows 10.

If a WUBI style installation gets it to work again, a donation is on the way.


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#2 2021-09-25 18:53

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Re: If HP printer works, donation on the way!

What model HP printer is it? HP printers do very well with Win10. That said Win10 has some printing issues that came from certain updates that stopped some printers from working. Recent updates have improved that somewhat.


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#3 2021-09-25 19:07

danielson
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Re: If HP printer works, donation on the way!

Was trying to get it fixed for a friend.
The ink cartridge levels were reading practically empty, so she bought new ones.
Same problem (and it still wouldn't print either).
No way to have the program clean the ink cartridges.
It could scan but still not print.
Someone thinks it's a mechanical issue.
Anyhow, what a pandora's box of problems!!

Turns out, she bought a new printer (before giving me a chance to try it with Q4OS).
Still tempted on trying it with my own laptop and Q4OS...
https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp … 11/4322915


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#4 2021-09-25 21:18

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Re: If HP printer works, donation on the way!

In Win10 the HP software includes the cleaning option typically part of the GUI to clean the ink cartridges. I use it with mine all the time. It could also be the cartridges dried out but the fact that the new ones didnt work leads me to think its either a driver issue or a bad printer.
HP printers usually have warning lights/display codes to indicate some issues depending on the model.
Whats strange is, printing typically works just fine but scanning can be an issue with Win10.


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#5 2021-09-25 21:37

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Re: If HP printer works, donation on the way!

And now, she has given away her new ink to someone...
Forget about testing that printer!

Have an ol' HP LaserJet 1018 that suits my personal needs just fine.
Even if Windows 10 says it's installed, still have to install a driver (found on the internet since HP doesn't have it anymore).
Similar issue in Linux.
HP toolbox says it's installed but still have to run hp-plugin -i in the terminal.

Computers are "fun" but when issues happen, they are time consuming!


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#6 2021-09-26 23:07

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Re: If HP printer works, donation on the way!

They are time consuming. Went to replace a cpu last night expecting no issues and suddenly the system wont boot. Checked all the obvious things only to find out a cpu socket 1155 pin had broken out of the blue. New motherboard is on the way.


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#7 2021-09-27 13:50

danielson
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Re: If HP printer works, donation on the way!

And expensive!!

Among the things i like most about the ol' HP LaserJet 1018:
-doesn't connect to HP home.
-works as it should, no delays at start (modern ones take a few minutes).


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#8 2021-09-27 17:41

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Re: If HP printer works, donation on the way!

My HP 1000 series Deskjet doesnt delay either as opposed to my Canon printers that take all day to startup unless you use them regularly.


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