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07-26-2009 03:24 PM - edited 07-26-2009 03:28 PM
This worked for me:
1. go to your printers folder, right-click on the network connected printer that you are having the problem with and select "Properties"
2. when the properties window opens, click on the "Ports" tab.
3. near the bottom of the Ports tab window is a check box for "Enable bidirectional support", uncheck it and click "OK"
now print something where you have previously experienced the problem. I think this might work for some users.
This worked great. The problem started off intermittent but was recently all the time. Simple effective fix and it doesn't slow down my print jobs at all. You deserve a big kiss... HP deserves something very different. C7280 All-in-One here.
11-14-2011 09:33 AM
I get this cut off problem with my ethernet attached 6280 and it even fails to print the official HP test print after install of the latest drivers (PS_AIO_02_NetWired_Full_Win_WW_130_140) unless I disable bi-directional. This is unbelievable to still be true since 2009. What is HP doing about it?? Of course I have also got problems with scanning (see 'scan cannot be performed ..' threads. Maybe bi-directional is essential for scanning to work?
Anyone got experience of this please.
02-25-2014 01:37 PM
Others before me had found bi-directional support enabled for the printer port caused problems so I truied out their advice. I was afraid it would stop scanning working as I was having problems with that too. It seemed logical that since scanning was input to PC from a printer that 'bi-directional' might be what was required. However, I can report that my scanning (over a shared ethernet wired network) now works most of the time and I still have bi-directional support for the port disabled.
My guess is that the problem has to do with too quick a change of direction of IP communication before the last buffered line of the printout has been put on the paper.