asked Aug 26, 2001 at 10:27am
Hp HP LaserJet 4

HP LJ 4 won't print

I have been repairing an HP laserjet 4 for some time now buy advise of this web site. I replaced the ejection kit due to the famous accordion paper. Then I had to replace the fuser bulb. Now when I turn on the printer all is well but when I try to print from an application on the computer it says "W2 Invalid Pers" and it won't do anything else.

Please note that the printer will print in self test mode and it is online etc etc.

I was thinking maybe it's a bad cable or a driver problem. I would think the driver should be good though because I'm running Win ME for my OS.

Thanks for any help you can give.
Press the shift key on the control panel and hit continue. Are you using a Postscript driver?
by moe on Aug 26, 2001 at 11:39am Add comment
OK I tried to hit shift continue and the control panel error went away and it just says 00 Ready and it doesn't print anything.

I'm not sure what Post Script is but I think my driver supports it. I hit printer selected my HP right clicked the properties and there is a tab for Post Script but I don't understand what the options do. They are set at the defaults right now.

Just wondering why you asked about that.

BTW I tried a diffrent cable and it does the same thing.

Oh and on another note. This driver I'm using is the default one that win ME installed for me.
by unknown on Aug 26, 2001 at 2:11pm Add comment
You've got driver problems. Delete the driver ME installed for you and download the latest driver from HP's site. Make sure they have one that is supported by ME before you do so. You have to realize that all Windows first editions are Beta releases. Bill wouldn't have gotten it right till ME v.3. There won't be any other versions of ME, he's going to XP soon.
by moe on Aug 26, 2001 at 2:55pm Add comment
Thanks Moe I will give that a shot when I get out of work later on. I will let you know how it goes when I have time to try it. Appreciate your support.
by unknown on Aug 27, 2001 at 2:32am Add comment
Hey moe thanks for the quick tip on trying the drivers from HP. I should have known better in this situation but I assumed...
1) HP Laserjet 4 several years old
2) Windows ME Newer=updated drivers...

well you can see were I got mixed up. I won't make that mistake again. Just for the heck of it can you explain for the post script stuff is that you were talking about before.

Once again your web sight pulls through for me. I love my laser printer now...thought I would never own one but rebuilt it for virtually $60.00 with the help of your page!
by unknown on Aug 27, 2001 at 5:21pm Add comment