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How do I keep my HP PhotoSmart 7760 printer connected?


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#1 pinkn0rangegal

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:40 PM

How do I keep my HP PhotoSmart 7760 printer connected? :thumbsup:

When I reboot my comp, it is gone from the printers folder, and nothing prints if I try, so it's not just a case of the printer icon missing from the printer folder--as far as the comp is concerned, no printer is connected! :huh:

I have WinXP sp3; MS Office 2003 sp3.

Waiting suggestions, thank you. :huh:


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Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:15 AM

Are you connecting through a Network on wireless or Ethernet?

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 11:35 PM

A ethernet "network", consisting of just 2 computers.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:08 PM

You can assign a static IP address for your Printer, I will need the make and model of your router to look up the instructions. To reconnect the printer once its gone off line, print a document like you normally would. Then go into the task bar and double click the printer icon that shows up. Then in the menu bar in the printer window click on printer and un check user printer offline. The printer should start printing and remain connected untill the computer has be rebooted.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:22 PM

OK, the printer is back again. I uninstalled/reinstalled, and that seemed to be the key. The prob was that it was not listed in the Printers folder, and no printer icons appeared anywhere. Guess it was just one of those glitchy things. By for now. :thumbsup:




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