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laser printer can't print


hai, i am using HP laserjet 5L in window 2000, but when i add
printer, it can be add but cannot print. it always say that printer
is not connected? but how come? i have check and it is ok.

well, it is a peer to peer network, the laser is my local and
i have another network printer shared and one fax modem.



can anyone help?
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J_J
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J_J
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pete1968_beCommented:
Hi,

2 things to concider:
- Use a good bi-directional cable, preferably an HP-cable
- Use the most recent driver from www.hp.com and install it via the provided setup program, NOT via add printer.

Good luck,

Pete
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krp9711Commented:
are you able to just print a standalone test page from the printer?
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J_JAuthor Commented:
yes, it can be done.
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krp9711Commented:
Have you tried just printing from dos to the lpt 1 to verify your port is working?  If that works you might want to try a driver/cable or trying the printer on a different PC.
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J_JAuthor Commented:
i think so. but have to try first. thanks.
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cumboCommented:
Also make sure you have the correct driver for Windows 2000. This driver was not shipped with the original disks.

All older drivers must be removed first.

Cumbo
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