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    Printing

    I asked a question about printing Here a few months ago. Now I switch on my printer before the computer, I then have no trouble printing for ~30min or so, after that I get the Printer is Offline message although it is in fact online, and I have to shutdown and reboot before I can print. This is not a great feature. Can anyone help?

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    Re: Printing

    I think you have the printer connected by a USB cable. If so and do you have 4 USB connections, 2 on the front and 2 on the back of your computer?
    Some systems in this configuration, when one uses a front onnection it will break one of the back connections, or visa vsa.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Printing

    Thanks for the reply Dave.

    No I do not have a USB, so it cannot be that that is causing the trouble.

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    Re: Printing

    Hi Michael

    It sounds to me like something is "Resetting" when you reboot. What it would be????.....don't know.

    Does your printer power off when you shutdown/reboot?
    If so, it could be a bad chip/circuit in your printer, or your printer's buffer might be too small for the files you are printing.

    It might also be a problem with your printer drivers....have you updated them recently?

    Does it happen consistently with certain programs, but not others?

    Perhaps a loose/ broken/dirty cable connection that is vibrating enough to trigger an offline signal but re-establishes a connect signal on reboot?

    Good Luck!!
    Have a Great day!!!
    Ken
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