[SATLUG] Printer problems

MKR mkr777 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 19:46:10 CDT 2009

Can you do a test print on the printer from the printer console? If it works
then the printer is usually ok. I will test it with another computer.


On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have an HP Business Inkjet that has stopped working.  This evening we had
> a thunderstorm close by and had a lot of power fluctuations.  The UPSs were
> beeping regularly.  Unfortunately, I did not have my printer plugged into
> the UPS.  Now I can't get it to work. :)
> When I plug in the usb cable, I get in dmesg:
> usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
> usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 4 if 0 alt
> 1 proto 2 vid 0x067B pid 0x2305
> drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: error -32 reading printer status
> The printer indicates that it is 'Ready'.
> Does this sound like the electronics have been hosed?  If so, does it sound
> like something that can be fixed?  I'd hate to scrap the printer.   It cost
> about $650 in 2005 or so dollars.
>  -- Bruce
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