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Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: October 23, 2020 12:28PM
imac 10.15.7
HP 1320
connected to imac via usb
printer shows in about this mac
deleted printer and re-added
unplugged for 30 seconds
The printer will print a test page if i hit button on printer

When I go to print it doesn't print. Says that printer is paused. I hit resume and a second later it flips to paused. Been working fine for years, nothing has changed.
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 23, 2020 12:38PM
Uninstall printer, reinstall printer.
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: October 23, 2020 12:46PM
deleted printer and re-added
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 23, 2020 01:27PM
Check for updated driver?
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: October 23, 2020 02:01PM
yes - hasnt been one for a long time
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 23, 2020 02:19PM
Leave it unplugged overnight. Then try printing from a different Mac.



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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 23, 2020 02:38PM
that printer was first sold 16 years ago - it might just be too old for the current OS. Did it work under any version of Catalina? I'd be shocked if the old driver was 64bit. As best I can tell, the last driver was for compatibility with 10.9.
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: October 23, 2020 02:48PM
it is now unplugged, I'll try with sons macbook tomorrow
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: October 23, 2020 02:50PM
I'm suddenly having the same problem. I printed fine to my HP yesterday and can print test pages today, but no documents. I've restarted printer and iMac, deleted printer and re-added. What's going on?




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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 23, 2020 02:54PM
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CJsNvrUrly
I'm suddenly having the same problem. I printed fine to my HP yesterday and can print test pages today, but no documents. I've restarted printer and iMac, deleted printer and re-added. What's going on?

Maybe try setting the date back a few days. If nothing else has changed, that's something that has. It's a long shot.
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: October 23, 2020 02:56PM
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GGD
Maybe try setting the date back a few days. If nothing else has changed, that's something that has. It's a long shot.

How do you do that?




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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 23, 2020 03:01PM
It's in the System Preferences, but it didn't work for me
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: October 23, 2020 03:12PM
hal, its old but works great and I have an identical one at work that also still works and it worked yesterday. There has been no change in os overnight.
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: October 23, 2020 03:16PM
I was able to access the Certificate information through the Utility tab, but it expires 2027, so that's not the issue. We also tried hard-wiring instead of printing over Wi-Fi, but that didn't work either. Finally, we printed over the network to our old, reliable HP 4100. No problems!




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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 23, 2020 03:24PM
are you running 10.15.7 too CJsNvrUrly?
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: October 23, 2020 03:25PM
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hal
are you running 10.15.7 too CJsNvrUrly?

Yes.




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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: Bill S.
Date: October 23, 2020 03:28PM
I had the same problem yesterday with my HP Laserjet 1320. I went to this HP website titled "HP LaserJet - Older HP printers with macOS drivers" [support.hp.com] downloaded and installed HP driver "For OS X 10.9 and newer". Re-installed the printer using this driver and the printer now works. I thought it was just me having this problem, relieved to see someone else with having the same issue with the same printer although I'm using Mojave. My post is 14 posts below this one.
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: October 23, 2020 03:43PM
Seems the driver certificate expired yesterday. Reports are showing up in various forums and boards.
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 23, 2020 04:00PM
what is a driver certificate? I take it you can't get it at the DMV?
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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: October 23, 2020 04:04PM
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pbarra1
Seems the driver certificate expired yesterday. Reports are showing up in various forums and boards.

For me, the network page shows that the Certificate expires 2027. It's a fairly new HP printer.
We were able to print via the network on a TWENTY YEAR OLD HP 4100.
Update: We were finally able to print to the HP ColorLaserJet M278-M281 via USB after deleting and re-adding it.




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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: October 23, 2020 04:10PM
Update: We deleted the USB printer and re-added the printer using Bonjour. Now it works!

PS - In between all this, we also updated the printer ON the printer itself. On its touch screen from the Home menu, scroll over to Setup/Service/LaserJet Update/Check for Updates now/Install now. Not sure if that helped anything as we still weren't able to print after updating and continued to troubleshoot until the last.




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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 23, 2020 04:31PM
Wow... an HP4100? Do you have to stoke it with coal every morning? grinning smiley

Up until 5 years ago, I had 8-10 HP4000's. When I got them (literally a pallet-full of used printers for $50), they already had 80,000-120,000 prints, and we put as much again on them before we started swapping them out with newer printers. Tanks. They were built like tanks. Not fast, but they just kept chugging away.



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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 23, 2020 07:58PM
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Paul F.
Wow... an HP4100? Do you have to stoke it with coal every morning? grinning smiley

Up until 5 years ago, I had 8-10 HP4000's. When I got them (literally a pallet-full of used printers for $50), they already had 80,000-120,000 prints, and we put as much again on them before we started swapping them out with newer printers. Tanks. They were built like tanks. Not fast, but they just kept chugging away.

And dimming the lights throughout Eureka I presume...



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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: October 24, 2020 08:33AM
We bought the 4100 at a Virginia Tech surplus auction years (decades?) ago and it's been a dependable workhorse ever since.




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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 24, 2020 10:54AM
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CJsNvrUrly
We bought the 4100 at a Virginia Tech surplus auction years (decades?) ago...

I used to go to those auctions!

Used to buy a palette of iMacs and Mac towers every now and again to refurb and sell.

Small world!



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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: October 24, 2020 11:06AM
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hal
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Paul F.
Wow... an HP4100? Do you have to stoke it with coal every morning? grinning smiley..
.

And dimming the lights throughout Eureka I presume...

Had that same thought! Just like the old Apple LaserWriters.
(The window A/C had to be off before powering it on.)



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Re: Can't unpause printer - help?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 25, 2020 10:35PM
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hal


And dimming the lights throughout Eureka I presume...

That was the HP5si tabloid size printer. :-)
Never blew a breaker when it warmed up... but, it thought about it every time!



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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