How can I get my printer working again

January 25, 2019 at 05:38:07
Specs: Windows 10
My HP Officejet 6600 was printing normally. Now when I ask it to print it asks me to save the file and still will not print.

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#1
January 25, 2019 at 07:11:29
Does this happen with all sites etc.; as in from say Word, Excel and websites etc.?

What are the printer default settings currently?


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#2
January 25, 2019 at 07:21:53
Have you tried unplugging the power cord then inserting it again?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
January 25, 2019 at 20:41:05


Use the File> Print - command. Is your printer name shown under Name? If not that is a drop down list. Change to your printer name. If all works then, go to the printer settings and set your printer to the default printer. Sounds like your curent setting is either print to file or a PDF printer.


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#4
January 25, 2019 at 20:58:25
In Windows Search, type Devices and Printers, select to open.
Right click on your printer, check both Printer Preferences and Printer Properties for the check box "Print to File", uncheck this, Apply, OK.
Then go to each program you print from (Word, Excel, Web Browser, Email Client, etc.), select print on a file and make sure that in the print preferences within the print box there is no check under "Print to File", uncheck if it is there and print something. Repeat for at least a couple of programs to be sure it does not resurface. After that it should continue printing correctly.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
January 28, 2019 at 02:09:13
Generally better (wiser?) to download and use drivers from a given manufacturer’s website, rathan third party sources. In this case it’ll be hp of course.

(Be careful not to download the sauce by mistake..., as it will really gum up the works; but it tastes OK.)


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