HP Designjet plotter wont print jobs anymore
Posted on 2009-07-09
Our office is a Windows based Network - Windows 2003 R2 Standard Server primarily with Windows XP Pro workstations. I have an old HP Designjet 430 Plotter that we use for our AutoCAD drawings. The plotter is attached directly to the server via DB25\Centronix cable LPT1 port. It's worked fine for many years then last month it stopped printing. When any user sends a print job to the printer you see it appear in the print queue but then it immediately disappears never making it to the printer. I've done the basics, reinstall drivers, restart server, delete port, etc but same issue. Printer itself says it's online. Has anybody had this issue or have suggestions to fix?