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Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Lori Lori, Apr 23, 2004.

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  1. Lori Lori

    Lori Lori Thread Starter

    Apr 12, 2004
    Can someone help me on this question ?

    I have a HP deskjet1200 c/ps Iam trying to make a poster or even print anything and it is not working ?... I keep getting this

    There was an error writing to lpt1: For the printer HPdeskjet1200c/ps
    The printer is not ready make sure it is turned on and on line. to continue printing click retry..

    Please can you help . New to this and not sure where to start ?

    Thank you
  2. PC_Wiz


    Nov 19, 2003
    What operating system are you using?
    Did the printer ever worked?

    a) Are you able to print from the command prompt?
    start/run then type cmd <enter>
    at the command prompt type:
    dir > ltp1 then press enter , see if you able to print.

    b) Are you able to print from notepad?

    c) Check device manger and make sure that there are no bangs (? or !) under the "Ports" especially the printer port.

    d) Is the printer port (LPT1) set to ECP or EPP?

    e) have you tried to uninstall/reinstall the printer drivers?

    f) Post results.
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