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Intermittent all in one printer

by rmcarl / December 13, 2008 7:28 AM PST

HP psc2401xi all in one printer works only intermittently in Windows ME USB port.
Tried new cable to no avail. Makes copies OK. Computer is Dell Dimension, Operating system ME.

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Try moving the USB cable to a rear USB port.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2008 7:41 AM PST

Front USB ports can be flighty. And my apology if it's already there, or on a laptop but I can't see those details here.

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Apology accepted, but my error.
by rmcarl / December 13, 2008 12:14 PM PST

The cord is in the USB port in the rear. No provision for a parallel
connection. Have tried both rear ports and anew cord.

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Hp ME issue
by Phil Crase / December 13, 2008 11:31 PM PST

Likely a software/firmware issue, ME notorious for issues. You could try reloading the software, that is a maybe.

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Phil's right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2008 12:11 AM PST

Even simple issues like that Temporary Internet Files area if left to fill can cause a printer to go offline. There is no explaining it well here. Windows from 95 to ME required the owner to do arcane things. Today you don't expect owners to clean up temp files or much else.
Bob

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