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  1. Ron

    Ron Guest

    I just bought a "re-certified"/refurbished HP Laserjet 6P laser
    printer, that annoyingly didn't come with a manual. I figured I could
    hack a printer, but when I put paper in the bottom front tray and the
    orange light by the lightning bolt lights up but the printer does
    absolutely nothing, I am at a bit of a loss here. Can anybody tell me
    what that top orange light means and do I have a problem I can fix? I
    like HP printers and I'd really hate to have to send it back. Thanks.

    Ron
     
  2. JANA

    JANA Guest

    Go to the HP site, and see if you can download the user manual. You will
    have to search out their site. If you cannot find it, then contact HP
    directly to see if you can obtain it somehow.

    Start at this web page for HP 6P information:
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProdSearch.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prod=6p



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    JANA
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    I just bought a "re-certified"/refurbished HP Laserjet 6P laser
    printer, that annoyingly didn't come with a manual. I figured I could
    hack a printer, but when I put paper in the bottom front tray and the
    orange light by the lightning bolt lights up but the printer does
    absolutely nothing, I am at a bit of a loss here. Can anybody tell me
    what that top orange light means and do I have a problem I can fix? I
    like HP printers and I'd really hate to have to send it back. Thanks.

    Ron
     
  3. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest

    Did you install the driver?
     
  4. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    Every HP I owned has the paper feed issue, but you can get a free kit
    from HP to correct it. Obviously your paper isn't feeding.
     
  5. Michael Ware

    Michael Ware Guest

    Yes, can you give us more details?
    You say 'printer does nothing'. What does the computer do when you print? No
    error message like 'printer not detected'?
    Sounds like the power light is on. Is there a button that says 'On Line'?
    Might be a light next to that. If not lit, press On Line button.

    What operating system are you using? Most windows OS's will detect the new
    printer IF:

    1) cable is connected
    2) printer is turned on
    3) restart computer

    your machine should see it and walk you through the driver load.

    Good luck.
     
  6. How is it connected? USB, Parallel?
     
  7. In addition to all the other stuff folks mentioned you failed to supply:
    Is there a toner cartridge in it?
     
  8. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Now that's the problem, I think: since I'm not the least bit familiar
    with the insides of the 6P and don't have a manual, I'm not 100 per
    cent sure that there's a crtridge there. But I suspect I may have to go
    and buy one. Thanks.

    Ron
     
  9. kip

    kip Guest

    O,Boy
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    If it's a laser printer and it was shipped with a cartridge in it, you'd
    be experiencing the mother of all toner spills ... most lasers come with
    a warning that it must kept horizontal at all times, and the cartridge
    comes *out* to ship it! Shipping it anywhere with a cartridge in, for
    obvious reasons, voids the warranty.
     
  11. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    dont know where the orginal post it but here is
    a place to get the manuals for the printer.
    http://www.landscape.uk.com/monomanuals.htm
    just scroll down neart the bottom and the 6P
    is there.
     
  12. M.Joshi

    M.Joshi Guest


    None of those links seem to work?

    Try this one, directly from the HP website:

    http://tinyurl.com/c7hm
     
  13. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Thanks for the link, but I was already there. They had service manuals
    (and only for the 5P), but no user manual for either the 5P or the 6P.

    Ron
     
  14. Ron

    Ron Guest

    You would think for a very popular workhorse printer, somebody would
    have the User's Manual in one form or another. You would think, and
    you'd be wrong; there's no User's Manual anywhere. Knowing about the
    printer language is rather worthless when you can't even figure out how
    many trays there are how they are loaded.

    Ron
     
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