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HP Printer needs to be physically turned on


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#1 straightupwv

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:10 AM

I recently purchased an HP 1512 printer.  It's paired with an older Dell Optiplex GX270 that runs XP Pro, SP3.  It's displaying one unusual behavior.  I have to physically power up the printer before it will print.  I've had 4 other HP printers dating back to the Windows 98 days and none of them have acted this way.  Normally, I click print, the printer turns on and the document prints.  Does anyone out there know the ins and outs of this printer?  Am I missing a setting or is this just going to be the way it is? 


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 09:38 AM

Refer to your user manual if you don't have here is the details...

 

Auto-Off

Auto-Off is automatically enabled by default when you turn on the printer.

When Auto-Off is enabled,
the printer will automatically turn off after 2 hours of inactivity to help reduce energy use. Auto-Off
turns the printer off completely, so you must use the On button to turn the printer back on
. For printer
models with wireless or Ethernet network capability, Auto-Off is automatically disabled when the
printer establishes a wireless or Ethernet network connection. Even when Auto-Off is disabled, the
printer enters Sleep mode after 5 minutes of inactivity to help reduce energy use.

To change the Auto-Off setting from the printer software
1. Depending on your operating system, do one of the following to open the printer software:

● Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click an empty area on the screen, click All Apps on
the app bar, and then click the icon with the printer's name.
● Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start,
select All Programs, click HP, click HP Deskjet 1510 series, and then click HP Deskjet 1510
series.
2. In the printer software, select Print & Scan, and then click Maintain Your Printer to access the
printer toolbox.
3. The printer toolbox appears.
4. Click Advanced Settings, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Once you change the setting, the printer maintains the setting that you choose.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 10:09 AM

Thanks a bunch!!!  I found the setting you described and changed it to "Never".


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