Out of paper

When printing to a Laserjet 3p I keep getting  dialog boxes in Windows 95 stating that the printer is out of paper and will retry. This typically occurs only after one page has been printed.
kipstirAsked:
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briancassinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
1. Check your cable make sure it says IEEE1284 on it if it does not you will need to get one

1a. Go to start, settings and printer right click on the printer and then select properties go to the details tab and change the printer timeout settings increase both settings by 15 seconds.

1b. Make sure the printer is plugged direct to the wall sometimes surge suppressors can cause problems with printing

2. Also try a find on this file go to start find files or folders and then where it says look in select my computer....where it says named type in the following DRVWPPQT.VXD do a find on it you may or may not find it if you do right click on it and select rename it DRVWPPQT.OLD shutdown the pc and the printer for 1 minute then reboot

3. IF you have had any previous device such as tape backups, scanners other printers etc... you should uninstall them they could be interferring with the printer and most likely will.

4. Check the BIOS set it to SPP
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cumboCommented:
Does resetting the printer temporarily cure the problem? Sounds like the paper input sensor lever is hanging up.

This lever is visible at bottom inside of printer when front door is open. It
can hang in the "up: position.

The solution is replacing the paper input assy.

Cumbo
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cumboCommented:
Last line should say "Paper input sensor assy".

Cumbo
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bparnesCommented:
It is likely the problem is either with the sensor (see cumbo above) or with the ability of the computer to establish two way communication with the printer.

You can test out which it is by trying to print a multipage document from DOS mode. If you can get more than one page printed from a single DOS command, then the culprit is less likely to be the sensor and more likely to be communications. The next stop then would be to make sure the printer cable is properly seated, then try a different cable.
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billkoCommented:
The IIIP isn't bi-directional aware, so any problem that prevents it from printing will look like an "out of paper" error.

What do you have to do to get it to continue printing?

Bill
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kipstirAuthor Commented:
It retries and then works.
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biardCommented:
Set you parallel port to SPP in BIOS.
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briancassinCommented:
kipstir which solution worked for you ?
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kipstirAuthor Commented:
I changed the bios setting
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