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  • My HP Laserjet 1200 PCL 6 will not print, no matter what i do

    Hello there

    I am having a problem with an HP Laserjet 1200 Parallel printer. It will not print on my pc. I have taken it to a pc repair shop, where it was tested, and found to print perfectly.

    I am using windows XP professional with service pack 2, and no matter what avenues i use, i cannot get the printer to respond to the pc. it will not even print a test page. It seems like it's going undetected by windows, but, i know for a fact there is nothing physically wrong with the printer itself.

    Please can anybody give me some advice.
    i do have a 3rd party serial I/O card installed, for my Roland CAMM-1 cutter, do you think that might have something to do with it?

    I am desperate. I use the Laserjet to print onto transfer film for advertising purposes.

    I really would appreciate any help i can get.
    Thank you so much

  • #2
    Re: My HP Laserjet 1200 PCL 6 will not print, no matter what i do

    Does the parallel port work for anything else, is it chained through a scanner?
    If you open device manager can you see the ports or any devices with ! marks?
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: My HP Laserjet 1200 PCL 6 will not print, no matter what i do

      i havent actually tested with another device as yet, but, i will give it a go.

      in device manager, everything is installed. there are no ! marks..

      im losing my hair very quickly...

      thanks for your feedback

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      • #4
        Re: My HP Laserjet 1200 PCL 6 will not print, no matter what i do

        Did it ever work or is this new?
        You can change the style of parallel port in the bios (epp, ecp etc) and some require certain settings (I think epson used to).
        How many ports are on the serial card, do you use them all and, if not, can you disable the ones you don't use?
        cheers
        Andy

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        • #5
          Re: My HP Laserjet 1200 PCL 6 will not print, no matter what i do

          if you have another card there, try to remove it and see if the printer comes alive
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          • #6
            Re: My HP Laserjet 1200 PCL 6 will not print, no matter what i do

            Install it as a Laserjet II and see if that will print.
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            2 2 was 1 2.
            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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            • #7
              Re: My HP Laserjet 1200 PCL 6 will not print, no matter what i do

              Yo guys...thanks for your advice. I will give it a try as soon as i have the chance.

              as soon as i have found a solution that works, i will give credit where it is due..

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              • #8
                Re: My HP Laserjet 1200 PCL 6 will not print, no matter what i do

                The page on HP's site relevant to your product is here.
                Are you using the All-in-one model (C7045A), or the printer-only model?
                On another HP page is stated clearly:
                Port Specification
                USB 2.0
                Parallel IEEE 1284 level 2 device with an IEEE 1284-B receptacle
                Set host computer to ECP
                So, be sure your parallel port in the BIOS to ECP.
                Next, I would check the parallel cable. Actually, I would renounce using the parallel and go for the USB port.

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