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A printer is a peripheral which makes a persistent human readable representation of graphics or text on paper or similar physical media. Traditional printers are being used more for special purposes, like printing photographs or artwork, and are no longer a must-have peripheral; 3D printing has become an area of intense interest, allowing the creation of physical objects. An image scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Hand-held scanners, where the device is moved by hand, have evolved from text scanning "wands" to 3D scanners used for industrial design, reverse engineering, test and measurement, orthotics, gaming and other applications.

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How do I switch my HP Officejet Pro 8210 from wireless to Ethernet?
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We have 22 networked Zebra printers. 15 in house. 4 at one remote location with 3 at another. We have 3 printer servers in house and 2 at each remote location.

These are the large Zebra printers that can handle tens of thousands of labels per job. R140Xi4, 110xiIII, etc.

Since I've had this job we've had one problem with these printers that I haven't been able to fix and I'm running out of ideas.

Problem:

Randomly, jobs will only print 90% of the labels sent to the printer. If there were two jobs sent at the same time, the first job will finish and the second will only get to 90%. Again, randomly. It does not happen all the time. It does appear, however, that as the amount of labels go up the chance an error will happen increases.

Sometimes the jobs will print to 90%, stop, then restart the entire job and print all labels 100% wasting the 90% that printed previously. No errors on the printer.

Errors:

The only errors I have ever seen are a regular output of critical events on the print server that I was told to ignore.

"The print spooler failed to delete the file C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\00192.SHD, error code 0x2. See the event user data for context information."

No other error messages exist.

Caveat:

We are using an application built in house to print these labels. However, I have consulted with the team building the application and they confirm that the jobs are created successfully and sent to the print server without issue. Even …
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We have a user with a HP Officejet 6830 that we are trying to setup with HP EConnected/EPrint (print over Internet).  Everything goes smoothly throughout the setup, however, upon adding the printer the dot is orange not green on the HP EConnected site.  However, in checking the printer locally he have a green check mark for EPrinting.

The user has a basic home network with a AT&T UVerse (not sure of the exact manufacturer).  Do you need to open up certain ports for EPrint to work on one of these routers?  (In the past wet set one up on a home network with a Negear router and it was plug and play--green dot next to printer not orange.
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Canon ImageRunner C5250 with Fiery unit.
All of a sudden, the printer crashed MS Office apps on many computers and I had to remove and reinstall the printer driver.
More details
- When printing in Excel, Excel crashed and prompted to troubleshoot.  Word and other apps did the same thing. If printing a self-test page, Windows Explorer crashed and prompted to troubleshoot.
- To fix the problem, i removed the printer and reinstalled the driver.
- All computers were configured to print to this printer directly. A print server was not used as we found it had more problem with this printer.
- The driver was the one downloaded from the printer itself. (Go to the printer's IP, then go to Download tab)
This printer has a Fiery unit. We were told we should use the driver downloaded from the printer itself
- This happened on Monday

More More Details
- This printer has been a trouble.
At the very beginning, we used a print server (Win2K8) for this printer. People had problems with it all the time. It looked like the problem happened in the early morning for the first user who printed, usually Monday morning. To fix the problem, we asked the user to remove and re-add the printer back.
- Then we were fed up with this and took the advise from the company we leased this printer from - configured this printer directly on computers via the printer's IP address. This has seemed to give us less problems. But what happened on this past Monday was the first time that the problem …
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I have a client with an older consumer style HP inkjet printer (USB).  I'm not on site and I can't recall the model (might be a Deskjet).

Strangely, one user account on the Windows 7 PC prints fine.  Another user account gives a print error.  Both user accounts are Admin accounts.

I removed the printer from the printers window in Control Panel, then unplugged the USB cable.  In the user account that doesn't work, plugging in the USB cable immediately gives an "unrecognized device" error.  If I switch to the account that can print, plugging it in results in the driver installer wizard.

I've never seen this kind of behavior before.  Anyone have any idea?

Dave
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We have a HP Officejet Pro 6830 that is connected on a local network and trying to print to it via RDP from an Azure Windows Server 2016 VM.

It works fine and without issue locally.  However, when printed over RDP connection (printed from application on VM) this is how it looks:

Printing Issue
I am sure it is the correct driver and I know that the printer works fine (locally).  Any thoughts or ideas to try?
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I had this question after viewing PCL XL Error.

Using Windows 7, HP LaserJet 4050 connected using a USB to parallel cable.  When using HP Universal Printing PCL 6 driver, I'm getting: PCL XL error Subsystem Kernel, Error: Unsupported Protocol, Operator: 0x0, Position: 0.  When using HP LaserJet 4050 Series PS driver, I get: This job required more memory than is available in this printer: Try one or more of the following, and then print again.  For the output format, choose Optimize for Portability.  In the Device Settings page, make sure the Available PostScript Memory is accurate.  Print the document in parts.  I'm not sure how to get this resolved.
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I am unable to change .zpl files to open with a .bat file that was created for printing.  I go to "open with" and add the check mark to always open with .... and it prints and works great but we have to do that every time.  it is windows 10 we are using and I cant figure out how to make all .zpl files when clicked on to auto open the label.bat file.  any ideas how to force that to happen as it is not saving label.bat as the program to open all .zpl files with.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I am wondering where I can go online to purchase printing paper which will be compatible with both, an HP Deskjet Printer (Model 2543) and a Brother Fax-575 Machine.  This question stems chiefly from my frequent paper jamming issues going on with my Brother Fax-575 Machine.  Perhaps the current paper being used is too thick for the fax machine.  

             Any feedback given in reply to this question will be greatly appreciated.

             Thank you

             George
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How do I set the default tray on a hp LaserJet 4240 to Tray 2... Right now it is printing to tray 3 (letterhead).  When I print a config page from the printer it is printing from tray 3.  Needs to be tray 2.

thanks.
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I have a Brother HL-L5200DW Series Pinter, that has been working pretty well, but recently I've noticed that it will go offline and will not print. It shows that the printer is not connected. I'm using a WIFI connection to connect the printer to the PC and device manager shows the printer is not connected (code 45) and the printer shows up as offline under printers and scanners. I haven't changed anything and the printer has been working just fine. It shows it is in sleep mode at the moment. The WIFI button is green.


Any help is appreciated.
Thanks.
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So I have a client with a couple of Apple MAc's for the design team. They have two identical HP CP5520 Colour LaserJets, even built in the same month, same firmware, etc. One of the Mac's can print to one of them and not the other. Just hangs at "Printing - Connected to Printer" until eventually it pauses the printer. I have tried both via "Secure AirPrint" and the other driver listed which I assume is Jet Direct. Both methods work fine with the other printer.

I have compared every web manage page and cannot see any differences other than, and this sounds completely irrelevant, in the General Troubleshooting page, one of the pages auto-hides the options for the paper path test, and the other doesn't.

Very confused. Off to find out how to turn the CUPS web interface on to see if that tells me anything.
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We have an SBS 2011 Standard domain. There's a Canon IR-5353 printer on the network.  

Would anyone have any recommendations on ways to print to it from ios and android phones?  

Both when the phone is on the company wifi and on the LAN and also when out of the office on another wifi or cellular data?
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HP P2055dn Laser will not print with USB only connection.

Printer has been relocated where USB not available. Printed OK with USB to Apple AirPort Extreme.

Connected to CAT5 Ethernet, will not PRINT - message Is "Printing - Connected to printer' followed by "refilling buffer...

How to print CAT5 Ethernet only?
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I should be able to answer this question myself.  But two sets of eyes.....
I just introduced a new Windows 10- Home workstation into a peer-to-peer network which includes a Xerox WorkCentre 7220 Printer, Copier, Scanner.
Office practice is to use the 7220 to Scan to shared Computer Folders using the printer's address book settings.
I just did a very similar computer with a very similar Xerox printer with no trouble at all.

However, this is is proving to be very reluctant to cooperate as the scan jobs directed to the new workstation are all failing.
I've tried everything I can think of and can find.

I know there's a lot that one could ask about and I'm happy to answer any questions.
I need a new idea it seems!
Good experience with these Xerox devices in a Windows network is likely going to help!!
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We have Sharp mx-m453n multifunction Copiers. Users sign in as administrator to scan and copy. Today they could print but received the error "the max limit has been reached per the administrator" when trying to scan or copy.
Any ideas?
Thanks
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Hi, we have a newish Dell laptop with Windows 10 on it. Yesterday I plugged in a USB switch. One side went to the Dell laptop, the other to my HP laptop, and the output of the switch to the printer (A Brother MFC-7340).

Perfect! Moved the switch from one laptop to the other, both print.

today... The dell laptop won't print, Brother printer is offline. Switch to HP laptop, works perfectly. Reboot Dell, nothing. Replug the USB, get an error not recognizing device. Try plugging directly into printer, same thing.

Plugin the old inkjet printer, doesn't recognize that either. Reboot the Dell laptop, and get a critical error screen. Took it into the repair place, he's able to get it back.

1. Plug in the Brother printer, reboot, not there.
2. Go to device manager, uninstall device, reboot, not there. Same unrecognized device issue.
3. Switch to other laptop, prints fine.

Any ideas? What could be the problem? Thanks. Meanwhile we have the dell plugged into the inkjet printer, Same USB port, and it's working as well as it ever works. Meaning the USB port is working, the inkjet printer's a piece of junk.
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Hi guys,

I just got a Kyocera printer 3040dn added in server2016. And it’s shared from there to user’s computer. No group policy.

Right now it’s just having old drivers. If I want to update the driver. Can I just go to printer properties -advanced tab and then add the new driver for server 2016 from there.
And then if I remove the printer in user computer and re add it again with share name, will it work fine ?? Or do I need to add the drivers for client computers os in drivers  too ??
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Hi. I am have been asked to provide a list of all the printers on the network (there is a rogue service keeps bringing down print services). Does anybody know how to get a printable list?
I can do java and python if required....

Thanks!
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Hi all,

I was trying to set up a used Sharp MX-3640n multifunction copier / printer / scanner that was purchased from a company that went out of business. Unfortunately, I need admin access to change the configuration and the default password 'admin' does not work.  I can access the built-in browser with no problem.

I can't seem to find how to reset this machine to factory defaults so that I can log in and have access to all of the admin functions.
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Connecting my WiFi Xerox 6022 Laser Jet (Macbook)

My printer stopped working, and before I realized the router was blinking, I deleted the Printer.

Now I have reconnected it with the WPS button, but I can not find how to add the printer to my MacBook, so I can use it.

What am I missing?

Thanks.
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Security Badge (HID) Card won't work. We are having an unusual issue with HID enable security card. We have been using a fob (dongle) for many years and we are now changing it to the card that we print pictures on it.  With the new card, it works after activated but it won't respond after two or times of time! It acted as the card is not there. it is not like the card has wrong permission. The card simply won't do anything. no beep no led indicate. We thought the printer that prints the pictures on the card, but it wasn't. it worked before print it and after print it.  What could that be?
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HP Printer LaserJet Pro M203dn, networked printer, having issues.
When out of paper, and paper is replaced, the printer shows as if it's still out of paper
When the printer comes out of sleep mode, you still cannot print to it.
When an attachment is being printed, over the network, it takes a long time before it starts printing.
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

        After completing an online test at https://www.mtsu.edu/online-training/ethics/ which only takes about 6 minutes to complete, I found myself unable to print my complete certificate.  While the certificate briefly appears in complete format on the screen, when I go to Print within my tools of Google Chrome or press Control and P, I am only able to see a fraction of it within the print preview screen despite of whether landscape or portrait is used.  That said, could someone provide some guidance which will allow me to print my entire certificate without it being cut off?

         Thank you

         George
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Print to PDF option in printers was deleted.  Is there a simple way to get it back without reinstalling Adobe Acrobat X?  Thanks in Advance
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Printers and Scanners

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A printer is a peripheral which makes a persistent human readable representation of graphics or text on paper or similar physical media. Traditional printers are being used more for special purposes, like printing photographs or artwork, and are no longer a must-have peripheral; 3D printing has become an area of intense interest, allowing the creation of physical objects. An image scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Hand-held scanners, where the device is moved by hand, have evolved from text scanning "wands" to 3D scanners used for industrial design, reverse engineering, test and measurement, orthotics, gaming and other applications.