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    The HP FAQ thread

    With issues for HP printers cropping up a LOT I figured it was time to start a sort of FAQ thread that I can write up into a wiki later...

    For now if anyone spots any useful resources that you can link to then this is the place to pop them.... Please don't use this to ask an HP question though (start a new thread or re-open an existing one).

    Ta.



    Right... first off... some new intel I hadn't learned before today
    Conflict between HP printer and Office 2003? - What the Tech

    Blocked file download
    Conflict between HP printer and Office 2003? - What the Tech

    Outlook2003 and HP won't print
    https://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service...readId=1041960



    There's plenty more that we have on the forums including a few of my own posts... but bear with me... As I said, I'll do a proper wiki of this lot to cover the bases as much as possible soon.

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    If you get 49.XX errors then this might help: HP 49.xxxx errors [Bishop Barrington IT Wiki]

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    Ancient Chinese proverb say - a promised wiki never comes

    Stop the FAQ here and now, post a link to the wiki and go do it on there.

    Really

    You'll save yourself 50% of the total promised work

    regards

    Simon

    PS Go-on get off now

    PPS as more encouragement - I'll do the HP2600N section

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    Good point... ok... you start... I'll follow.. .. Promise... hope to keel over from exhaustion.

    ... well actually I don't.. :P



    OK... FAQ started here...
    http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.php/HP_troubleshoot
    Last edited by contink; 2nd June 2008 at 10:16 PM. Reason: wiki entry created.

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    I have P2015s and a 5500 if thats any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I have P2015s and a 5500 if thats any help.
    Any tips for beating them senseless and promising to behave... add 'em in

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    Well I'm using a Linux print server, which I believe gives me an unfair advantage in that department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Well I'm using a Linux print server, which I believe gives me an unfair advantage in that department.
    Well yeah... someone with a clue wrote the drivers there ... well I hope so!... Certainly that would provide a useful insight on that side of things though especially with pykota, etc... Setup your own *Nix section sir and let loose the dogs of war...ish ;-)

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    Well no, the way it works is that the windows pcs use the generic postscript drivers (written by MS) and spit out postscript to the Linux box. The Linux box then runs it via the HPIJS/HPLIP software and sends it on to the printer. Where as your windows HP drivers appear to be written by monkeys, the HPLIP driver isn't. I blame open source.

    HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP)

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    Good point... ok... you start... I'll follow.. .. Promise.
    HP Printers FAQ - EduGeek.net Wiki

    Done

    regards

    Simon

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    Thanks, Simon. You have just saved me hours of bother. I've just installed an HP 2605dn through the Add Printer Wizard and creating a TCP/IP port, as in your instructions for the 2600. It got it's IP address itself when first plugged in to the network, so I just created a reservation for that address, which is now active. Doesn't seem to have bi-directional printing enabled anyway. (There is one problem at the moment, only with older clients, posting that separately if I don't hear back from HP soon).

    I created a FITS build procedure as I went along (70 plus steps!!!). If anyone out there needs instructions in greater detail than on the wiki, I am happy to send a copy.

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    I created a FITS build procedure as I went along (70 plus steps!!!). If anyone out there needs instructions in greater detail than on the wiki, I am happy to send a copy.
    Stick yours on the wiki instead of/as well as

    regards

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Stick yours on the wiki instead of/as well as

    regards

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    When I have time to get my head round adding stuff to the wiki, I will!

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    Just to note that I've finally done some work on this after a "short" break for other things
    Added a load of info on HP Inkjets and things to watch out for.
    HP Inkjet troubleshoot

    Copied and rewritten the HP2600N info to be a bit more generic and with headers for quicker nav
    HP Network Setup

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