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HP Envy 4520

Hello, my HP Envy 4520 all in one printer will print the test page but nothing else.  The printer que and the printer both say they are printing but nothing happens

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Hi @crsandridge94,


Welcome to the HP Forums!


Thank you for posting your query on this forum, it's a great place to find answers.


I reviewed your post and I understand that you are having issues printing.


Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.


In order that I may provide you with an accurate solution, I will need a few more details.


  • When was the last time the printer was working fine?
  • Are you getting any error message when you print?
  • Have you made any software or hardware changes on the computer?
  • Have you performed any troubleshooting steps before posting?
  • What is the operating system you are using?


Meanwhile, follow the steps in the below article and check if it helps.


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I had a similar problem with a HP Deskjet 2540 series. It was a problem with ports, the computer was trying to send data to the wrong port and so the documents wouldn't print. Nevertheless, I could see the printer and could print test pages, as it didn't involve sending data.

If that's your problem, you must:

1 - Find out the printer IP address.

I did it by going to the properties section at HP Smart, but there are many ways to do it

2 - Go to the shortcut to your printer, in my case it was a shortcut called HP Deskjet 2540 series, I guess you have a similar one

3 - Go personalize printer -> ports

4 - Create a port (or edit) so that you have a Standard TCP/IP port to the right IP

That should solve the problem

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setting a standard TCP/IP port with the printer's (HP Officejet Pro 8725 - nice printer if it would print ..) IP-address does not help. 

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