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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Drummr4, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. Drummr4

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    Hi,

    Having problems with a printer I use at work. Someone else that used it told me that the printer drivers were corrupted. He said if I downloaded new printer drivers from HP and installed them, the problems would likely be resolved.

    The computer where the printer is hooked up is not available to the internet. Can I download the new drivers at home and put them on a floppy? Also, I don't want to download those drivers and have them install themselves on my home computer, so I'm a bit reluctant to do this.

    I'm sort of a computer knucklehead....where do you go to find out if your printer drivers are corrupted?

    Oh yeah....it's an HP 890C Professional printer on a machine using Win98.

    Any help would be appreciated,
    Drummr4
     
  2. slipe

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    There is no problem downloading the file onto your computer. It won’t install by itself if you follow the manual instructions and make the download rather than the install selection: http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/softwa...dId=dj890c&lc=en&sw_lang=en&pagetype=software

    I don’t think there is a professional version of that printer – just the straight Deskjet 890c, which is a SOHO standard duty printer.

    The file is 4.43Mb and a floppy holds 1.44Mb. So you are going to have to use a file splitter to split it into floppy sized parts and reassemble them at work. Most file splitters put the reassembly code on the first floppy so you don’t have to install the software on the destination computer. It will take 4 floppies. Try this: http://www.gdgsoft.com/gsplit/

    Floppies have become nearly useless as files get larger. A floppy for example won’t hold a single image from my digital camera even in JPG unless I shoot at very low quality. Best Buy has a 52X burner for $15 after rebate and Office Max has 50 recordable CDs free after rebate. You would darn near pay the total cost for burner and CDs just for 50 floppies.
     
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    May I ask what problems you are having with the printer?
     
  5. Drummr4

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    Sometimes it won't print when it "says" that the document is printing....sometimes it takes a few minutes to print what usually prints very quickly.....sometimes it "says" it is out of paper when the paper is halfway through the printer.....sometimes it is perfectly behaved!

    That printer is normally used to print out UPS bar code labels, but ocassionally gets used for other purposes....small signs, etc.
     
  6. Drummr4

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    Oops, didn't answer the other posts!

    I do have a CD burner that I haven't used yet.....will have to get some CDs for it.

    The front of the printer says 890C Professional, but maybe that's not really the model. When I go to the HP website, perhaps it will specify.

    Where do you find the printer driver files on the computer, and how do you know if they're corrupted?

    Thanks for everyone's help!
     
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