Sunday, April 3, 2011

Deskjet 3050 All-in-One

Print, Copy Scan
Black Print Speed:  
Up to 20 Pages per minute
Color Print Speed:  
Up to 16 Pages per minute
Black Print Resolution:  
Up to 600 dpi
Color print resolution:  
Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi from 1200 dpi input data
Scanner resolution:
Optical: Up to 1200 dpi Enhanced: Up to 19,200 dpi
Scanner bit depth: 24-bit
Maximum document scan size:  
Flatbed: 8.5 x 11.7 in
Scanner input type: Flatbed
Maximum number of Copies: Up to 59 Copies
Supported paper sizes: Tray: Letter, legal, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes
Networking: Standard (built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n)
Wireless capability: Yes
1 USB 2.0; 1 WiFi 802.11nDimensions: 
16.81 x 16 x 9.8 in (trays open), 16.81 x 12.05 x 6.14 in (trays closed)
Weight: 7.94 lb

Supported operating systems:   
 Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP (SP2)* or higher (32-bit only), Mac OS X v 10.5 or v 10.6
 Compatible cartridges: 
 HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge (~190 pages); HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~165 pages); HP 61XL Black Ink Cartridge (~480 pages); HP 61XL Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~330 pages). [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see]

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How to Set Automatic Duplexing on HP printer

From David Praveen at HP community Forum

Hi All,

Here is wht I want you all to do:

1) From the printer Setup menu look under "Reports" menu and select the option "Printer Status Report". Once it prints out look for the option "Duplexer". It should say "Installed".

2) In the computer, close all the windows which are open like Word, Acrobat etc
3) Double click the printer icon which you see on the computer screen. Open Printer actions and then open "Customize your Printer"
4) Click on "Device Settings" tab. Here "Two Sided Printing" or "Duplexer" should say "Installed" or Automatic" and if you see "Manual Duplex" this should read "Disabled". Click Apply and click OK
5) Click on "Set your Preferences"
6) Check for the option "Print on both sides" or something like that. For this option select "Flip on Short Edge"
7) Also click on "Advance" button and look for any reference to two sided printing.
8) Click Apply and click OK. Now try printing.

If it resolves your problem, but it prints upside down, from the application Click on File ==> Print ==> Select the printer ==> Click on Properties. Here select "Flip on Long Edge" and then try printing.

Note: Legal size paper cannot be used for duplex printing. Try with Letter size or A4 size paper.

Say "Thanks" by clicking the Kudos Star in the post that helped you.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Can't print PDF files only

Printing PDFs with best font size

Can't detect a USB connected printer: windows 7

You're trying to connect via USB but whatever driver installation you use, the printer just wouldn't print.

The first thing you do is to check the device manager if it detects the USB connected printer. The printer must be turned on for it to be seen in device manager. Usually found under Imaging devices

Here's how to access the device manager in Win7.

If it is detected proceed to the next step

Download the Print Diagnostics Utility which can be found at the sidebar of our site. It's right there on the right side. For now it's under Troubleshooting tools. Run this application and it will tell you why you can't print. That's if the problem is with the computer settings.
A Re-installation of the Software and drivers might be required.

If this still does not work go to the next step.

Service the printer. The Square USB port at the back of it might already be faulty. The best way to find out is to connect it to a different computer and see if it works with it. If it does repeat step 2.

The Printer Will Not Pick Up or Feed Paper

Friday, March 4, 2011

HP Anthem TV Ad - Music by Lou Reed

HP Everybody On ( is a commercial that features a re-recorded a version of Lou Reed's iconic "Walk On the Wild Side", which he created specifically for HP. The commercial showcases the breadth of HP consumer and commercial products.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

HP - invent

Incompatible Ink Cartridge

There are several things you can do if you get this error message:
1. Check the Ink's Compatibility with your printer. It's always recommended you use Original HP ink.
2. Remove and re-install the ink cartridges.
3. Clean the electrical contacts on the cartridge and inside the printer with a moist cotton swab.
4. If that still does not work, try a different ink cartridge or just try running the printer with one cartridge to isolate which cartridge is faulty.
5. Replace in Cartridge.
6. If that still does not resolved it. It's time to service the printer or haveit replaced.

Detailed steps on Click the link below.

Failed due to MAC filtering

Sometimes when installing an HP printer wirelessly you get an error that goes something like "Failed due to MAC filtering"
What is MAC filtering anyway?

MAC filtering- Media Access Control (MAC filtering uses a unique 12-character address assigned to each piece of network hardware (it's like your car's VIN number) to allow or block the device's connection to a network.

The video above shows how MAC filtering works. You could probably spot the MAC address on a sticker at the back of your printer.

How do I fix it?
This link to the HP support web site shows how to resolve these types of issue:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Using an HP All-in-One or Fax Product on a PBX, ISDN, or DSL Phone System

wrong wrong wrong. doing it that way will cause the dsl to loose connection when the fax is communicating. Only some faxes can work on dsl connections, they must have a cable equalizer and line attenuator available in the firmware of the machine so the machine can be adjusted to work. You must use a dsl filter inline with the fax machine otherwise when sending or recieving the dsl will drop out. The bad news is the dsl filter causes the line to drop by 5 dB in volume causing Rx/Tx failure.

How to Clean a Clogged Printer Ink Cartridge

Sunday, January 30, 2011

HP Deskjet D2680 Printer

Print speeds up to 28 pages/min black, 21 color##

80-sheet fold-up input tray, 20-sheet output tray

Easy Web-page printing

Made of 50% recycled plastic

HP Deskjet 1000

Very affordable printer. As to date it only costs $29.99 

- Print speeds up to 16 pages/min
- 60-sheet fold-up input tray, 25-sheet output tray
- Created from 30% recycled plastic

HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One