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My printer suddenly stopped printing good reason.

Customer Question

My printer suddenly stopped printing for no good reason.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

What is the complete error code/number you're getting?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the delay Nathan. the error code is TH45M580JP05XP
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still looking into this problem Nathan?
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Your reply just came through, thanks.
That is not a valid error number though, are you seeing that on the printer, or the computer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is on the printer.
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Please tell me exactly what it is showing on the screen,

It should be something much shorter and simpler than that.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I go to 'whats printing' on the printer I get the error message shown. there are no messages on the printer screen or the computer screen.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have made a photo copy which works ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The 2 lights on the printer are solid so there does not seem to be a problem between the computer and the printer
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

I want to know what is showing on the printer screen though.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The printer screen shows its home page i.e. Samples, Quick forms, ABC News etc.When I press print on the computer there is no reaction from the printer.It seems to me the print function on the printer has failed?
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

That is an entirely separate issue. You had initially indicated that the error message was on the printer itself.

If it can copy, it should be able to print. This is a computer or network issue, not a printer issue.

Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

What you'll need to do is delete and reinstall the printer.

Go to the devices/printers folder under your settings/control panel,

then right click the hp, then Remove Device.

Reboot the computer, then reinstall the latest drivers from here:

choose the full feature/software package.