HP Deskjet 1120C

By Skotch
Feb 21, 2004
  1. My printer, simply doesn't print in Win XP...
    What can I do???:( :confused:
  2. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Have you made sure your printer is added to your printers list? Lol I dunno if printer's need drivers....but maybe if it came with software It could need updating. That's a point, is the printer newer than XP? Maybe XP is unfamiliar with such a printer....:( Therefore get.....hmmmmm....welll i havn't got a clue......make sure it's plugged it turned on? it loaded with paper? hehe. Well the main thing is to make sure you have added the printer and that XP knows what model it is and that when you print it does say it is printing. Otherwise your printer is bust.

    PS: What printer have you got?
  3. Skotch

    Skotch TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    lol, no the prob isn´t that, I have an HP deskjet 1120C A3 size, it isn't new, infact maybe it had 4 or 5 years...

    The prob is when I'm printing whatever document or photo, she simply stops at middle.... :s I try to download the drivers from HP, but continue the same...
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Is this a parallel port printer? If so, check the bios to make sure it's set at ECP or EPP and not SPP.
  5. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    hmmm beats me.:blackeye:
  6. Skotch

    Skotch TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I check that out... and it's ok... But somebody told me that's a problem with ths Win XP Pro... the system doesn't recognized this printer's drivers!!! :|
    ???? Is that possible??? I remember to print it sometimes here on XP... :s
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Try the Windows 2000 drivers if you can find them.
  8. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Could have a bad communications board on it. I had the same problem with a 620C that I'm getting ready to send to the dump.
  9. Skotch

    Skotch TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I wish i find those... Once i downloaded those drivers for win2000 but the file was corrupt... :s
  10. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Check your spooler-settings, maybe all RAM is eaten up before it starts printing!

    Look what I found in someone else's post:
    Also, Microsoft claims that native drivers for the HP 1120C are included in XP. Did you ever think of trying those?;EN-US;q293378
  11. Skotch

    Skotch TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Tks i'm gonna try these... the feedback coming soon!!! :D
  12. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Any feedback on this issue?
  13. morgainebrigid

    morgainebrigid TS Rookie

    announcing success!

    I downloaded the Win 2000 drivers from this site:
    It had four folders. I opened the first and clicked 'setup.exe' and it installed.
    The program seems to be searching for a missing file, but works anyway.

    Problem was, there is nowhere in the preferences that lets you do cleaning, aligning, etc.
    I solved this problem by setting up the driver for this printer that comes with XP, and giving the two drivers separate names. The XP driver does maintenance. The 2000 has all the cool features.

    I haven't entirely tested this setup yet, but I'll report back if I make any new discoveries.
  14. cpmac

    cpmac TS Rookie

    I had this problem with a 1120c. I cured it ( i hope) by cleaning the printer.
    With a soft damp cloth clean the chrome plated bar that the print heads slide on. You'll be surprised how much ink is on there.
    Also clean the clear ribbon that runs parallel to the bar by pinching it (without actually pinching it) and sliding along with a damp cloth.
    Clean inside the cartridge holders and the contacts on the cartridges.

    I also find the printer works better with the 2000 drivers downloaded from HP rather than the ones installed by XP.
  15. morgainebrigid

    morgainebrigid TS Rookie

    Isn't this just a bit off-topic?

    FYI, I'm still interested in finding drivers for this that really work with XP, if anyone knows of any.

    Otherwise, my plan is to ditch XP and hope I can get it to work with LINUX.
    I'd buy a copy of Win2000, except that the price is ridiculous for a OS that isn't even supported anymore.
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I agree, I'll remove the post in a moment

    But if you're after HP drivers then look here:
    If the automatic scan option doesn't help, just "chat" with HP as well, that's probably the best answer :grinthumb

    By the way, this thread is very old. And I believe should be used only for reference. You can learn how to make a new thread here:
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