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7740 will not print; print queue says job is 100% complete

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When I send a print job to the printer from my Mac, my Windows PC, or an iPad, the jobs appear to send correctly.  The print queue shows the job is 100% complete, but it just sits there in the queue.  On the printer, the panel just shows a spinner, and nothing prints.  The spinner doesn't stop until I cancel the job, from either the printer or the print queue.  Another clue:  I CAN print the HP Print Quality Diagnostic Page, the Printer Status report page and the Wi-Fi Direct page.  But I CANNOT print the test page or any other report stored on the printer.  I have reset to factory settings.  Started and stopped the printer.  And I have the latest driver installed.  Anyone have any idea what the problem might be?  Thank you.

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@jtrojohn

 

Welcome to the HP support community.

 

Perform a power reset

  1. Turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
  2. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.
  3. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.
  4. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  5. Plug back the power cable straight to a wall outlet and printer without any surge protector.
  6. Turn on the printer.

Update the printer firmware

HP regularly releases new firmware versions with printer enhancements or issue fixes. Update firmware on a regular basis to make sure you are getting the most out of your printer.

  • Update from the printer control panel: Many HP printers with touchscreens or menus can connect directly to HP to find and install updates. Make sure the printer is on a network with an active Internet connection. If the printer is connected with a USB cable, use one of the other options.

    On the printer, locate the Product Update or Check for Updates menu by pressing the HP ePrint icon or button ( or ). Or open the Setup, Service, or Settings menu, select Preferences, Printer Maintenance, or Tools, and then select Web Services, Printer Update, or LaserJet Update.

  • Download updates from HP Customer Support: With the printer turned on and connected to the computer or a network, go to HP Software and Driver Downloads to check for and install available updates listed under Firmware.

  • Install updates through the HP Smart app: Open the HP Smart app. If you do not have HP Smart, download it from 123.hp.com or your app store. After adding the printer, click the printer image, click Printer Home Page (EWS) or Advanced Settings, click Tools or Web Services, and then click Printer Updates.

 

 

Refer this HP document for more assistance:- Click here

(Note:- Though the title of the document is different, these steps should fix the issue)

 

Let me know how it goes.

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I have unplugged the printer and plugged it back in, and still have the issue.  It is plugged into a surge protector, but it has been plugged into a surge protector for over a year with no issues until now.  We upgraded the firmware, recently, and the problem started AFTER the firmware upgrade.  Also, we are using non-HP cartridges, which is not supposed to be an issue.  

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@jtrojohn

 

This might require one on one interaction to fix the issue.

I request you to talk to HP support.

They might have multiple options to help you with this.

  1. Click on this link - https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp?openCLC=true
  2. Select the country.
  3. Enter the serial of your device.
  4. Select the country from the drop-down.
  5. Click on "Show Options".
  6. Fill the web-form. A case number and phone number will now populate for you.

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@jtrojohn

 

Remove and add the printer use Airprint

Click the Apple menu, and then select System Preferences.

Depending on your operating system version, click Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners.

Click the name of your printer, click the Minus sign, and then delete the printer.

 

Select printer and click the minus sign

Click the Plus sign, and then click Add Printer or Scanner.

Click the Use or Print Using box, and then select AirPrint

 

Select AirPrint from the Use menu

 

Click Add to add the printer to the list.

Try to print.

 

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