Printer shuts down



Bill Rueck
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
I am using a HP Media Center running windows XP and a Lexmark Z43 ink
jet printer. On the first print job of the day the printer won't start
until I power it off and on. It will then work ok on subsequent
printed items. If I leave it idle for a period of time I have to
repeat the power down/power up routine to start the printer. The
messages seem to be spooling ok. I have this problem from all
applications. It seems like the printer power is shutting down after
being idle for a period even though the power light on the printer is
lit. This printer is connected through a parallel port. TIA for your
response. Bill

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Personally I'd junk it and get something that isn't a Lexmark and connects
via USB. It's an ancient printer... it may really be time to think about
retiring it.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Bill Rueck" <willy1@gte.net> wrote in message
news:08ssa1ti0df0jpq8qp52stpvlgc3hvunm9@4ax.com...
>I am using a HP Media Center running windows XP and a Lexmark Z43 ink
> jet printer. On the first print job of the day the printer won't start
> until I power it off and on. It will then work ok on subsequent
> printed items. If I leave it idle for a period of time I have to
> repeat the power down/power up routine to start the printer. The
> messages seem to be spooling ok. I have this problem from all
> applications. It seems like the printer power is shutting down after
> being idle for a period even though the power light on the printer is
> lit. This printer is connected through a parallel port. TIA for your
> response. Bill
>

johnsuth@nospam.com.au
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
In <08ssa1ti0df0jpq8qp52stpvlgc3hvunm9@4ax.com>, Bill Rueck <willy1@gte.net> writes:
>I am using a HP Media Center running windows XP and a Lexmark Z43 ink
>jet printer. On the first print job of the day the printer won't start
>until I power it off and on. It will then work ok on subsequent
>printed items. If I leave it idle for a period of time I have to
>repeat the power down/power up routine to start the printer. The
>messages seem to be spooling ok. I have this problem from all
>applications. It seems like the printer power is shutting down after
>being idle for a period even though the power light on the printer is
>lit. This printer is connected through a parallel port. TIA for your
>response. Bill


Check control panel/system/hardware/device manager/LPT1/properties.
My hardware is too old to show it, but you may have a check box for shutting down power to save energy.


Printer shuts down