Windows Cannot See Hp Laserjet P1102 Printer
Any of the peripheral devices that facilitate the implementation of many printing tasks can fail, which is fraught with a decrease in the quality of processed documents. And if the HP LaserJet P1102 printer stops printing or prints faintly, you can perform a series of actions that can help you resolve problems.
Some device models from the same manufacturer (for example, HP LaserJet 1018, HP LaserJet 1020, HP LaserJet 1022, HP LaserJet p1102) may produce the same errors. Why this happens can be explained by the similarity of printing technologies. However, it will be necessary to solve the problem in each individual case individually.
List of Key Actions
A checklist with successive troubleshooting steps allows you to take turns eliminating various reasons why the printer does not print.
Initially, if the HP LaserJet p1102 does not print, you must check all connections. If the printer is connected to a network, try starting it by turning on the start button. Next, make sure that the device is connected by cable or wirelessly to the PC. The reliability of this connection should also be checked. Then you can check the connection settings (compare the routing protocol of the device and the access point).
In cases where a wireless printer does not print, you need to make sure the connection is secure. If the printer is searching, the indicator will blink. In this case, you can wait until it connects to the specified access point, after checking the settings and the connection path. If the indicator does not blink, this may indicate the absence of a wireless connection. For such situations, you can force the device to connect or run a program with which you will configure and connect. To check how the printer prints, you can then start printing a configuration document.
If the unit does not print the specified page, you will need to remove it from the system, after which it is worth trying to install it again.
If such actions are not enough for the printer to start printing, you can contact the customer support center by indicating the model of the device.
There are other reasons why the printer may stop functioning. First of all, this is the wrong position of the paper in the input tray. Perhaps the device does not print for this reason. You must also determine the specifications of the paper you are using and whether it meets the requirements for using supplies for the HP LaserJet p1102.
On the technical side, the printer may stop printing if:
- Inappropriate software installed
- the print driver is not installed;
- A driver is installed that does not match the device model.
In such cases, you can check why the device failed, by trying to print a configuration page. If printing does not play, you must perform the same actions from another PC on which the appropriate drivers and software are installed.
How to reinstall the driver?
Having eliminated hardware problems (unstable voltage on the line, blinking light indicators, error message, etc.), it is worth trying to reinstall the driver.
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If the HP LaserJet p1102 printer used to work, but now does not print, you should find a new driver, download it to your PC and prepare the printer for manipulating the drivers. First, the printing device is disconnected from the computer. Next, through the “Start” you need to open the “Devices and Printers” section and remove the driver installed for your printer model (HP LaserJet p1102) from it. After that, you can run the driver file downloaded previously and install it following the prompts of the wizard.
After connecting the printer to the PC, try printing a document. If the device does not print again, you can reinstall the driver again or check through the operating system why the printer stopped printing.
If the device works with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8
If you have problems with an HP printer that works with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can use a special program developed by the manufacturers of Hewlett Packard devices. HP Print and Scan Doctor. It was created to support users of HP devices (for printing, scanning).
You can also check why your printer does not print by checking the print driver configurations. That is, if by default you have one device installed, and you use several, you must check each time the configuration of the access point and device.
If the printer does not print, you should check the correctness of the functioning application. If you cannot print a document from the specified program, you need to check the correctness of its operation. To do this, try to print a document from another program. For example, by printing a few lines in Notepad, try printing them. If the operation went smoothly, the initial application does not work correctly.
Printer crashes can occur due to a lack of virtual memory. In order to print a given document, the HP LaserJet p1102 printer first processes it in a virtual area on a PC. If such an area is not enough (no less than 200 MB declared), the printer will issue blank sheets of paper. In order for the printer to print again, you can increase this volume through the OS settings (for each of them, the procedure may differ).
If the device works with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X10.8 Mountain Lion
If you are not printing a printer that interacts with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X10.8 Mountain Lion, you must also eliminate connection problems, problems with the USB cable, and check if the print spooler function is turned off.
To return the printer to work, you can delete and resume the device in the list of printers. To do this, the Apple sign is opened and through it the user enters the “Printing Preferences” section. Having found the “Print and Fax” section, through it we go to “Printers” and select “Your Printer” (HP LaserJet p1102). After removing the device (“-”), disconnect it from the PC and reboot the latter. Next, you need to go through the same scheme and connect the device again by pressing “”. Try printing the page again.
If print quality has decreased
For situations when the printer has become pale, it is worth checking the print settings with the parameters of the media used. Also, the reasons for faded printing may be hidden in the components of the cartridge and features of the toner.
HP monochrome printers often have printing problems (the printer prints faintly) due to the wear of some parts of the cartridge. First of all, it is a metering blade and a magnetic shaft, which it is desirable to change at the same time in order to extend the operational life of the consumable. To understand why the device prints faintly and whether replacement of such components is required, you can send a document printed completely filled with gray fill. If the result does not suit, replace the specified parts. After the procedure, the result should improve significantly.
Printer fading can be eliminated by replacing the drum. But this manipulation will be effective if, according to the technical specifications declared by the manufacturer, a new drum is able to attract toner more actively than the previous drum or the drum wear cycle has almost reached the end.
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