HP Photosmart C4480 printer

  Llyffant 23:01 06 Jul 2010

Hello - can anyone please help?
I have the above printer which has started being a pain - it won't print words in spreadsheets only the boxes and tonight it won't print text. I've blacked out some words in the document I'm printing - it's printing the balcked out areas but not the actual words!!
Can anyone suggest anything please.
Many thanks

  Ashrich 23:03 06 Jul 2010

Delete the printer from start/settings/printers , reboot the PC and let your OS find it and reload the drivers , see if that helps .


  Llyffant 23:25 06 Jul 2010

Many thanks - Ashley. Unfortunately that hasn't worked - I still have the same problem.

  morddwyd 07:01 07 Jul 2010

Sounds like the application rather than the printer.

The printer simply does what the app tells it to.

  Ashrich 22:18 07 Jul 2010

Of course you are right , the printer does what the app tell it to do , unless the printer driver is corrupt in which case the app may as well be speaking klingon .

Llyffant , try completely uninstalling the printer drivers from Control Panel and download some fresh ones , another thing to try is to repair Excel ( if that is what you are using ) if you Google " repair Excel " and select which version you are using , there should be a fix .


  northumbria61 23:17 07 Jul 2010
  woodchip 23:33 07 Jul 2010

Go to Printer Folder, Start/Settings/Printers right click your printer/Properties click print test page if it prints okay its your Program that's not working correctly

  woodchip 23:34 07 Jul 2010

HP Printer drivers have never been very good

  morddwyd 07:42 08 Jul 2010

"the app may as well be speaking klingon"

Best you check your language settings then!

  Kevin-1416101 09:29 08 Jul 2010

I think you should go to control panel uninstall the printer drivers and download the fresh one....or install the printer driver again your problem will get resolve...or click here

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