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Old 01-06-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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Hardware is a Compaq Presario S5200NX and an HP Deskjet 5150. OS is XP.

Everything is working fine until I get an HP w2338h monitor for christmas and installed the software.

I paid my phone bill, printed the reciept and I got the header, logo and a bunch of black lines where all of the info should have been.

Went to HP diagnostics and found that I needed a service pack. Downloaded and installed that. Now it makes all of the motions/sounds of printing and spits out white paper.

Tonight I called overseas, spit out info for 1/2 an hour and was told that it was a printer problem and I'd have to pay to fix it. BS! I repeatedly stated that the printer worked perfectly until I installed the new monitor software and the patch.

Any ideas would be helpful.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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Hardware is a Compaq Presario S5200NX and an HP Deskjet 5150. OS is XP.

Everything is working fine until I get an HP w2338h monitor for christmas and installed the software.

I paid my phone bill, printed the reciept and I got the header, logo and a bunch of black lines where all of the info should have been.

Went to HP diagnostics and found that I needed a service pack. Downloaded and installed that. Now it makes all of the motions/sounds of printing and spits out white paper.

Tonight I called overseas, spit out info for 1/2 an hour and was told that it was a printer problem and I'd have to pay to fix it. BS! I repeatedly stated that the printer worked perfectly until I installed the new monitor software and the patch.

Any ideas would be helpful.
Just a shot in the dark.....

Unplug printer from puter and uninstall ALL software relating to printer.

Now, just plug printer in via USB and let Windows do what it wants. I have found in the past, Windows-based drivers are sometimes more friendly than the actual manufacturer drivers.

Good luck.

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Old 01-07-2010, 07:01 AM   #3
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Uninstall all HP software for your printer and download from this page:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...product=304431

I'd only worry about the main driver if it were me. The full package has all the junk software 90% of us don't use anyway. Only get that if you use the software.

You can install the first two updates and the utility as well if you like. Nothing else should be necessary.
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Sorry for the delay, family problems abound.

Your suggestions worked like a charm! I just printed another invoice.
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