asked Jan 20, 2012 at 6:36am
Hp HP LaserJet 6L

HP Laserjet 6L print testpage, but not from PC.

I wanted to repair my good old workhorse HP Laser 6L for paper jam.
So I had to find a serialnumber so I can get a repair kit.
Therefore I tilted the printer, to see the serial number in the bottom.
When I did so, I think the parallel plug was squesed and the printer made a lot of sounds.
After that, it would not print from my computer any longer, but it can still print the HP testpage.
First I thought it was the parallel plug, which could have been damaged, so I bought a new sbu/parallel cable.
But same result.
No printing from the computer.
The prints are in the queue, and there they stay.
Then I tried all the error correcting programs I could find, but they all reported "no failures or errors"
So maybe I have damaged the female parallel plug in the printer, but before I disassemble, I would like to ask here, if anybody could give a hint or advise.