HP Laserjet 1200 only Prints Test Pages

  dregn 06:05 04 Jun 2006

My HP Laserjet 1200 has worked flawlessly for several years but now will only print out a single test page any time I try to print a doc.
I suspect it is a driver problem so have reinstalled the driver but to no avail.
Any advice much appreciated.

  €dstowe 06:19 04 Jun 2006

This may seem a bit odd but, worth a try.

With the printer switched ON, pull the plug from the back THEN switch off via the switch on the printer. Wait about 10 - 15 minutes, plug in and see if it works.

This has worked a few times for me on Epson printers so it may work here - even if it doesn't, you haven't lost anything.

  dregn 12:51 04 Jun 2006

Cdstowe - thank you for your suggestion.
I tried it without it making any difference unfortunately.
However, I uninstalled the printer and then installed the software on the original disk which came with the printer. All is now normal.
I think the problem may have been of my own making. A while ago I thought I would update to the latest driver and downloaded drivers from HP. I reckon that I messed things up by updating to the wrong driver.
Many thanks for your rapid response.

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