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Why the HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022 printer won’t print.

In different operating systems working with this printer, the reasons for the incorrect operation of the HP LaserJet 1018, HP LaserJet 1020, HP LaserJet 1022 printers may be similar, but the solution to the problem is slightly different.

So, you sent a document or picture to print, but the printer does not print. What to do in such a situation?

First, make sure your printer has no hardware problems:

  • The lights on the front of the printer are blinking;
  • Error message on the computer screen;
  • Noisy printer operation;
  • Unstable operation of the printer.

If there are no problems with the hardware, select the operating system with which your computer works and then step by step check all the options for solving the problem:

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8;
  • Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X10.8 Mountain Lion.

Windows XP (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. similar).

  • The easiest option. Use the dedicated HP Print and Scan Doctor, designed by HP to support users of HP print and scan products connected to Windows computers.
  • Reboot your computer.
    If you do not want to install additional software or your computer does not meet the requirements of the HP software, try restarting your computer: Start. Completion of work. Reboot.
    Next, check the print queue: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. Your printer (HP LJ 1018/1020/1022).
    If there are no jobs in the queue in the printer window that opens, the problem is resolved.
    If there are jobs in the queue, try deleting them: Printer. Clear the print queue. If it didn’t work, go to the next solution to the problem. If the jobs are deleted, restart your computer and try to print something.
  • Check the connection between the printer and the computer.
    Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and computer, wait 5-6 seconds, and then reconnect. Try to print something.
    If it doesn’t work, try plugging the USB cable into a different USB port on your computer, restart your computer, and try printing something again. A common cause of printing problems is faulty USB ports on the computer itself.
  • Damaged USB cable.
    Another possible cause of the malfunction. damaged USB cable. Try replacing the cable you are using with a different one. Replacing the cable can also work if you are using a new generation USB cable. Replace the thin cable with a classic thick one. Also keep in mind that using USB cables longer than 3 meters is not recommended by the printer manufacturer.
  • Disconnect other devices connected to the computer’s USB ports (except mouse and keyboard).
    Your computer may have a weak power supply that is not powerful enough to support all USB ports. If the problem is resolved, we recommend installing a powered USB hub (USB hub) to connect and correctly detect all devices working through the USB port.
  • Check the printer driver configuration.
    If you have several printers installed on your computer (for example, you can use a laptop both at home and in the office; printers are probably different there and there). It is quite possible that by default you do not have the printer on which you are trying to print documents at the moment.
    Try to check your print output configuration: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. In the folder that opens, check that the default printer icon (black circle with a white daw inside) is next to the HP LaserJet 1018 printer icon. If the icon is next to another printer, right-click the HP LJ 1018 icon and select Default.
  • Check the printer port.
    To do this, go to: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. In the window that opens, right-click on the HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022 printer icon and select Properties. Click on the “Ports” tab. Then in the left column “Port” check that the checkbox (the so-called checkbox) is opposite the USB00X line (where X is the port number; for example, USB001) or opposite the DOT4 line (for example, DOT4_001).
    The device indicated opposite the checkbox in the “Printer” column must match your printer.
    If the settings are not correct, you need to reinstall the printer driver, restart your computer and try to print something.
  • Delayed Print.
    Check if printing on your printer is paused: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. On the HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022 printer icon, right-click and then navigate to: Open. A printer. Make sure that there is no check mark (checkbox) next to the item “Pause Printing” (other names: “Delayed Printing”, “Pause Printing”). If there is a mark, remove it.
  • Print spooler.
    Try restarting the print spooler: Start. Control Panel. Administration. Service. Print spooler. Stop. Start. Reboot your computer.
  • Check the correctness of the program, from which you want to print the document. Close this program, open: Start. All programs. Standard. Notebook. Type any text. Next: File. Printing. If printing was successful, then the problem is in the application you are using.
  • Out of virtual memory.
    The HP LJ 1018/1020/1022 printer uses the computer’s virtual memory (an area on the computer’s hard disk temporarily used to process print jobs) to process a print job. Typically about 200 MB of hard disk is required just for printing, not counting other programs. Insufficient virtual memory may cause the printer to print blank pages.
    To increase the amount of virtual memory in Windows XP: Start. My computer (right click). Additionally. High-speed performance. Options. Virtual memory. Edit. System selectable size. On other Windows operating systems, item names may differ.

Mac OS X 10.6 (OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X10.8 Mountain Lion. Similar).

  • Check the connection between the printer and the computer.
    Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and computer, wait 5-6 seconds, and then reconnect. Try to print something.
    If it doesn’t work, try plugging the USB cable into a different USB port on your computer, restart your computer, and try printing something again. A common cause of printing problems is faulty USB ports on the computer itself.
  • Damaged USB cable.
    Another possible cause of the malfunction. damaged USB cable. Try replacing the cable you are using with a different one. Replacing the cable can also work if you are using a new generation USB cable. Replace the thin cable (it is usually bought “at the same time, at the kiosk opposite”) with a classic thick one. Also keep in mind that using USB cables longer than 3 meters is not recommended by the printer manufacturer.
  • Disconnect other devices connected to the computer’s USB ports.
    Your computer may have a weak power supply that is not powerful enough to support all USB ports. If the problem is resolved, we recommend installing a powered USB hub (USB hub) to connect and correctly detect all devices working through the USB port.
  • Restart the jobs in the print queue.
    To restart tasks, enter: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Your printer (HP LJ 1018/1020/1022). Open print queue. If you see the Pause Printing button, go to the next step. If the Resume Print button is visible, press it to start the previously paused print jobs.
  • Remove-add a printer from the list of printers.
    Open: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Printers. Your printer (HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022). Click the minus (-) buttons to remove the device. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer. Reboot your computer. Then sign in again: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Printers. Connect the printer to your computer using a USB cable. If the device does not automatically appear in the list of printers, click the Add button and select a printer from the list. After a few seconds the printer will appear in the list of available ones. Try to print the document.
  • Turn off-turn on the printer.
    When you reset the power, the printer is restored to factory settings. For this:
  • Turn on the printer with the power button.
  • With the printer on, unplug the power cord from the printer.
  • Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
  • Wait 15 seconds.
  • Plug the power cord into a wall outlet.
  • Connect the power cord to the printer.
  • If the printer does not turn on automatically, press the power button on the product.
  • Clearing the print queue.
    Open: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Printers. Your printer (HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022). Open print queue. Quest line. Delete. Remove all jobs from the print queue.
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    HP LaserJet 1018 printer does not print
    (HP LaserJet 1020, HP LaserJet 1022)

    In different operating systems working with this printer, the reasons for the incorrect operation of the HP LaserJet 1018, HP LaserJet 1020, HP LaserJet 1022 printers may be similar, but the solution to the problem is slightly different.

    So, you sent a document or picture to print, but the printer does not print. What to do in such a situation?

    First, make sure your printer has no hardware problems:

    • The lights on the front of the printer are blinking;
    • Error message on the computer screen;
    • Noisy printer operation;
    • Unstable operation of the printer.
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    If there are no problems with the hardware, select the operating system with which your computer works and then step by step check all the options for solving the problem:

    Windows XP (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. similar).

    • The easiest option. Use the dedicated HP Print and Scan Doctor, designed by HP to support users of HP print and scan products connected to Windows computers.
    • Reboot your computer.
      If you do not want to install additional software or your computer does not meet the requirements of the HP software, try restarting your computer: Start. Completion of work. Reboot.
      Next, check the print queue: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. Your printer (HP LJ 1018/1020/1022).
      If there are no jobs in the queue in the printer window that opens, the problem is resolved.
      If there are jobs in the queue, try deleting them: Printer. Clear the print queue. If it didn’t work, go to the next solution to the problem. If the jobs are deleted, restart your computer and try to print something.
    • Check the connection between the printer and the computer.
      Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and computer, wait 5-6 seconds, and then reconnect. Try to print something.
      If it doesn’t work, try plugging the USB cable into a different USB port on your computer, restart your computer, and try printing something again. A common cause of printing problems is faulty USB ports on the computer itself.
    • Damaged USB cable.
      Another possible cause of the malfunction. damaged USB cable. Try replacing the cable you are using with a different one. Replacing the cable can also work if you are using a new generation USB cable. Replace the thin cable (it is usually bought “at the same time, at the kiosk opposite”) with a classic thick one. Also keep in mind that using USB cables longer than 3 meters is not recommended by the printer manufacturer.
    • Disconnect other devices connected to the computer’s USB ports (except mouse and keyboard).
      Your computer may have a weak power supply that is not powerful enough to support all USB ports. If the problem is resolved, we recommend installing a powered USB hub (USB hub) to connect and correctly detect all devices working through the USB port.
    • Check the printer driver configuration.
      If you have several printers installed on your computer (for example, you can use a laptop both at home and in the office; printers are probably different there and there). It is quite possible that by default you do not have the printer on which you are trying to print documents at the moment.
      Try to check your print output configuration: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. In the folder that opens, check that the default printer icon (black circle with a white daw inside) is next to the HP LaserJet 1018 printer icon. If the icon is next to another printer, right-click the HP LJ 1018 icon and select Default.
    • Check the printer port.
      To do this, go to: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. In the window that opens, right-click on the HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022 printer icon and select Properties. Click on the “Ports” tab. Then in the left column “Port” check that the checkbox (the so-called checkbox) is opposite the USB00X line (where X is the port number; for example, USB001) or opposite the DOT4 line (for example, DOT4_001).
      The device indicated opposite the checkbox in the “Printer” column must match your printer.
      If the settings are not correct, you need to reinstall the printer driver, restart your computer and try to print something.
    • Delayed Print.
      Check if printing on your printer is paused: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. On the HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022 printer icon, right-click and then navigate to: Open. A printer. Make sure that there is no check mark (checkbox) next to the item “Pause Printing” (other names: “Delayed Printing”, “Pause Printing”). If there is a mark, remove it.
    • Print spooler.
      Try restarting the print spooler: Start. Control Panel. Administration. Service. Print spooler. Stop. Start. Reboot your computer.
    • Check the correctness of the program. from which you want to print the document. Close this program, open: Start. All programs. Standard. Notebook. Type any text. Next: File. Printing. If printing was successful, then the problem is in the application you are using.
    • Out of virtual memory.
      The HP LJ 1018/1020/1022 printer uses the computer’s virtual memory (an area on the computer’s hard disk temporarily used to process print jobs) to process a print job. Typically about 200 MB of hard disk is required just for printing, not counting other programs. Insufficient virtual memory may cause the printer to print blank pages.
      To increase the amount of virtual memory in Windows XP: Start. My computer (right click). Additionally. High-speed performance. Options. Virtual memory. Edit. System selectable size. On other Windows operating systems, item names may differ.

    Mac OS X 10.6 (OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X10.8 Mountain Lion. Similar).

    • Check the connection between the printer and the computer.
      Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and computer, wait 5-6 seconds, and then reconnect. Try to print something.
      If it doesn’t work, try plugging the USB cable into a different USB port on your computer, restart your computer, and try printing something again. A common cause of printing problems is faulty USB ports on the computer itself.
    • Damaged USB cable.
      Another possible cause of the malfunction. damaged USB cable. Try replacing the cable you are using with a different one. Replacing the cable can also work if you are using a new generation USB cable. Replace the thin cable (it is usually bought “at the same time, at the kiosk opposite”) with a classic thick one. Also keep in mind that using USB cables longer than 3 meters is not recommended by the printer manufacturer.
    • Disconnect other devices connected to the computer’s USB ports.
      Your computer may have a weak power supply that is not powerful enough to support all USB ports. If the problem is resolved, we recommend installing a powered USB hub (USB hub) to connect and correctly detect all devices working through the USB port.
    • Restart the jobs in the print queue.
      To restart tasks, enter: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Your printer (HP LJ 1018/1020/1022). Open print queue. If you see the Pause Printing button, go to the next step. If the Resume Print button is visible, press it to start the previously paused print jobs.
    • Remove-add a printer from the list of printers.
      Open: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Printers. Your printer (HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022). Click the minus (-) buttons to remove the device. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer. Reboot your computer. Then sign in again: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Printers. Connect the printer to your computer using a USB cable. If the device does not automatically appear in the list of printers, click the Add button and select a printer from the list. After a few seconds the printer will appear in the list of available ones. Try to print the document.
    • Turn off-turn on the printer.
      When you reset the power, the printer is restored to factory settings. For this:
    • Turn on the printer with the power button.
    • With the printer on, unplug the power cord from the printer.
    • Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
    • Wait 15 seconds.
    • Plug the power cord into a wall outlet.
    • Connect the power cord to the printer.
    • If the printer does not turn on automatically, press the power button on the product.
  • Clearing the print queue.
    Open: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Printers. Your printer (HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022). Open print queue. Quest line. Delete. Remove all jobs from the print queue.
  • Ink cartridge problems

    Another common problem is the lack of ink in the device. Refueling cartridges must be carried out regularly. In some cases, it may even be necessary to replace ink cassettes, for example, if the machine prints dirty, duplicates images and text on the sheet, leaves stains.

    It is better not to refuel yourself if you do not understand such devices, as you can seriously harm the device: it is quite difficult to disassemble it and get to the ink cassettes. In any case, it will be useful to know that for the HP LaserJet family, cartridges from the 1018, 1020, 1022 models, as well as some other parts of the device, can be interchangeable. All this should be clarified with the master, who will refuel or replace the cassettes.

    HP LaserJet 1018 printer does not print how to solve the problem

    What to do when the HP LaserJet 1018 printer won’t print?

    • incorrectly installed / working software;
    • unfilled cartridges;
    • damaged USB cable or port;
    • the machine is connected to the PC, but a different device is installed by default.

    Software problems

    Very often, users buy a new device, but neglect to set it up correctly. It is not enough just to connect it to a computer, it is often necessary to change a number of options. For the HP LaserJet 1018, there is a dedicated software program that facilitates all device settings. It is suitable for at least the following models: 1018, 1020, 1022. and is called the HP Print and Scan Doctor. As a rule, it comes with the device on a separate disk. In this case, it will not be difficult to install it. If you have not found the disc, download it from the official HP website. The application fixes most of the software problems, loads the necessary drivers, makes basic settings for the “LaserJet 1018” for subsequent printing.

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    You can often do without Print and Scan Doctor. All versions of Windows already have a convenient device manager. It can be found in the Control Panel, under Printers and Faxes. There we set the default HP LaserJet 1018. After that, all files will send data to our machine by pressing the “Print” button.

    Other troubles

    The two previous points do not exhaust all the problems with “LaserJet 1018”. The machine may refuse to print for a number of other reasons.

    For example, a damaged USB cable. In this case, it is obvious that it should be replaced. Problems do not always involve the cable itself. On slower computers, the system can hardly support the use of multiple ports. Therefore, you can try to disconnect other USB devices from the PC: mouse, keyboard, removable hard drives, etc., leaving only the printer.

    Drivers are also the culprits of troubles, or rather, their absence. Such problems are often fixed by HP Print and Scan Doctor, but nevertheless it will be useful to try to download the necessary software yourself. To do this, go to the official website of HP and look for our LaserJet 1018 device there, then download the necessary drivers.

    In addition, it will be useful to delve into the print settings. This can be done in the “Printers and Faxes” tab in the Control Panel.

    • Delayed printing is set (you just need to uncheck the corresponding item);
    • incorrectly set printer port (in the “Printer Properties” window in the “Ports” tab we put the port we need, for example USB001);
    • the print spooler does not work correctly (we stop this process through the Task Manager, restart the computer).

    These are the main reasons why HP LaserJet 1018 refuses to print, prints dirty and, as a result, upsets its customers. Problems can also lie under the cover of the car: then only the service center will help. In any case, first try replacing or refilling the cartridge and check the operation of the software.

    Why is the HP laserjet 1018 printer not working

    Why the HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022 printer won’t print.

    In different operating systems working with this printer, the reasons for the incorrect operation of the HP LaserJet 1018, HP LaserJet 1020, HP LaserJet 1022 printers may be similar, but the solution to the problem is slightly different.

    So, you sent a document or picture to print, but the printer does not print. What to do in such a situation?

    First, make sure your printer has no hardware problems:

    • The lights on the front of the printer are blinking;
    • Error message on the computer screen;
    • Noisy printer operation;
    • Unstable operation of the printer.
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8;
    • Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X10.8 Mountain Lion.

    Windows XP (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. the same).

    • The easiest option. Use the dedicated HP Print and Scan Doctor, designed by HP to support users of HP print and scan products connected to Windows computers.
    • Reboot your computer.
      If you do not want to install additional software or your computer does not meet the requirements of the HP software, try restarting your computer: Start. Completion of work. Reboot.
      Next, check the print queue: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. Your printer (HP LJ 1018/1020/1022).
      If there are no jobs in the queue in the printer window that opens, the problem is resolved.
      If there are jobs in the queue, try deleting them: Printer. Clear the print queue. If it didn’t work, go to the next solution to the problem. If the jobs are deleted, restart your computer and try to print something.
    • Check the connection between the printer and the computer.
      Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and computer, wait 5-6 seconds, and then reconnect. Try to print something.
      If it doesn’t work, try plugging the USB cable into a different USB port on your computer, restart your computer, and try printing something again. A common cause of printing problems is faulty USB ports on the computer itself.
    • Damaged USB cable.
      Another possible cause of a malfunction is a damaged USB cable. Try replacing the cable you are using with a different one. Replacing the cable can also work if you are using a new generation USB cable. Replace the thin cable with a classic thick one. Also keep in mind that using USB cables longer than 3 meters is not recommended by the printer manufacturer.
    • Disconnect other devices connected to the computer’s USB ports (except mouse and keyboard).
      Your computer may have a weak power supply that is not powerful enough to support all USB ports. If the problem is resolved, we recommend installing a powered USB hub (USB hub) to connect and correctly detect all devices working through the USB port.
    • Check the printer driver configuration.
      If you have several printers installed on your computer (for example, you can use a laptop both at home and in the office; printers are probably different there and there). It is quite possible that by default you do not have the printer on which you are trying to print documents at the moment.
      Try to check your print output configuration: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. In the folder that opens, check that the default printer icon (black circle with a white daw inside) is next to the HP LaserJet 1018 printer icon. If the icon is next to another printer, right-click the HP LJ 1018 icon and select Default.
    • Check the printer port.
      To do this, go to: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. In the window that opens, right-click on the HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022 printer icon and select Properties. Click on the “Ports” tab. Then in the left column “Port” check that the checkbox (the so-called checkbox) is opposite the USB00X line (where X is the port number; for example, USB001) or opposite the DOT4 line (for example, DOT4_001).
      The device indicated opposite the checkbox in the “Printer” column must match your printer.
      If the settings are not correct, you need to reinstall the printer driver, restart your computer and try to print something.
    • Delayed Print.
      Check if printing on your printer is paused: Start. Control Panel. Printers and faxes. On the HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022 printer icon, right-click and then navigate to: Open. A printer. Make sure that there is no check mark (checkbox) next to the item “Pause Printing” (other names: “Delayed Printing”, “Pause Printing”). If there is a mark, remove it.
    • Print spooler.
      Try restarting the print spooler: Start. Control Panel. Administration. Service. Print spooler. Stop. Start. Reboot your computer.
    • Check the correctness of the program, from which you want to print the document. Close this program, open: Start. All programs. Standard. Notebook. Type any text. Next: File. Printing. If printing was successful, then the problem is in the application you are using.
    • Out of virtual memory.
      The HP LJ 1018/1020/1022 printer uses the computer’s virtual memory (an area on the computer’s hard disk temporarily used to process print jobs) to process a print job. Typically about 200 MB of hard disk is required just for printing, not counting other programs. Insufficient virtual memory may cause the printer to print blank pages.
      To increase the amount of virtual memory in Windows XP: Start. My computer (right click). Additionally. High-speed performance. Options. Virtual memory. Edit. System selectable size. On other Windows operating systems, item names may differ.

    Mac OS X 10.6 (OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X10.8 Mountain Lion. same).

    • Check the connection between the printer and the computer.
      Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and computer, wait 5-6 seconds, and then reconnect. Try to print something.
      If it doesn’t work, try plugging the USB cable into a different USB port on your computer, restart your computer, and try printing something again. A common cause of printing problems is faulty USB ports on the computer itself.
    • Damaged USB cable.
      Another possible cause of a malfunction is a damaged USB cable. Try replacing the cable you are using with a different one. Replacing the cable can also work if you are using a new generation USB cable. Replace the thin cable (it is usually bought “at the same time, at the kiosk opposite”) with a classic thick one. Also keep in mind that using USB cables longer than 3 meters is not recommended by the printer manufacturer.
    • Disconnect other devices connected to the computer’s USB ports.
      Your computer may have a weak power supply that is not powerful enough to support all USB ports. If the problem is resolved, we recommend installing a powered USB hub (USB hub) to connect and correctly detect all devices working through the USB port.
    • Restart the jobs in the print queue.
      To restart tasks, enter: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Your printer (HP LJ 1018/1020/1022). Open print queue. If you see the Pause Printing button, go to the next step. If the Resume Print button is visible, press it to start the previously paused print jobs.
    • Remove-add a printer from the list of printers.
      Open: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Printers. Your printer (HP LaserJet 1018/1020/1022). Click the minus (-) buttons to remove the device. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer. Reboot your computer. Then sign in again: Apple icon. System settings. Print and fax. Printers. Connect the printer to your computer using a USB cable. If the device does not automatically appear in the list of printers, click the Add button and select a printer from the list. After a few seconds the printer will appear in the list of available ones. Try to print the document.
    • Turn off-turn on the printer.
      When you reset the power, the printer is restored to factory settings. For this:
    • Turn on the printer with the power button.
    • With the printer on, unplug the power cord from the printer.
    • Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
    • Wait 15 seconds.
    • Plug the power cord into a wall outlet.
    • Connect the power cord to the printer.
    • If the printer does not turn on automatically, press the power button on the product.
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    If the HP LaserJet 1018 printer stops printing, you can contact a specialized repair shop. But, before going to the professionals, you should try to solve the problem yourself.

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    Reasons why the HP LaserJet 1018 printer may not print:

    HP laser jet 1018 software problems

    If the HP Laserjet 1018 printer does not print, then the reason may lie in the wrong setting or the complete absence of it. The problem is solved using the HP Print and Scan Doctor application, which can be found in the box, or downloaded from the official HP website. The program finds and fixes all kinds of problems, installs drivers, prepares the device for the upcoming printing.

    If desired, instead of the specified program, you can use the built-in device manager from Windows, located in the Control Panel. To do this, go to the “Printers and Faxes” section and set the HP Laser Jet 1018 by default. From this moment on, this device will be responsible for printing documents.

    When the equipment stops printing, you need to check the condition of the cartridges: they may simply be out of ink. If your guess has been confirmed, the cartridge needs to be refilled. It is better to trust the performance of this work to professionals: a printer is a complex device, and independent actions in this case can only harm.

    You need to refill cartridges regularly. But the replacement of paint cassettes is carried out much less frequently. It may be required if the product smears ink on paper, duplicates text and images, etc.

    Other problems with the HP laser jet 1018 printer

    In addition to faulty software and empty cartridges, the device may not work for other reasons. For example, if the HP LaserJet 1018 does not pick up paper, you should pay attention to:

    The listed problems require the intervention of a specialist, but there are breakdowns that can be easily eliminated with your own hands:

    Defective USB cable. When the LaserJet 1018 doesn’t work, it’s worth paying attention to the cable. If it is damaged, it must be replaced. Be careful: if the computer is weak, it may not support the use of multiple ports at the same time. Therefore, if the indicator stops illuminating, turn off all other devices (keyboard, mouse, flash drives, etc.). Then try again.

    Lack of drivers. To determine the cause of the breakdown, you need to see if the drivers are installed on it. If not, you can use the already mentioned HP Print and Scan Doctor or download the software from the manufacturer’s website. You can also go to the “Printers and Faxes” section of the Control Panel and delve into the settings.

    Thus, we tried to answer the question “The HP 1018 printer does not print: what to do?”. To make the device less likely to fail, you need to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and refill the cartridges in a timely manner.

    What to do when the HP LaserJet 1018 printer won’t print?

    • incorrectly installed / working software;
    • unfilled cartridges;
    • damaged USB cable or port;
    • the machine is connected to the PC, but a different device is installed by default.

    Software problems

    Very often, users buy a new device, but neglect to set it up correctly. It is not enough just to connect it to a computer, it is often necessary to change a number of options. For the HP LaserJet 1018, there is a dedicated software program that facilitates all device settings. It is suitable for at least the following models: 1018, 1020, 1022. and is called the HP Print and Scan Doctor. As a rule, it comes with the device on a separate disk. In this case, it will not be difficult to install it. If you have not found the disc, download it from the official HP website. The application fixes most of the software problems, loads the necessary drivers, makes basic settings for the “LaserJet 1018” for subsequent printing.

    You can often do without Print and Scan Doctor. All versions of Windows already have a convenient device manager. It can be found in the Control Panel, under Printers and Faxes. There we set the default HP LaserJet 1018. After that, all files will send data to our machine by pressing the “Print” button.

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    Ink cartridge problems

    Another common problem is the lack of ink in the device. Refueling cartridges must be carried out regularly. In some cases, it may even be necessary to replace ink cassettes, for example, if the machine prints dirty, duplicates images and text on the sheet, leaves stains.

    It is better not to refuel yourself if you do not understand such devices, as you can seriously harm the device: it is quite difficult to disassemble it and get to the ink cassettes. In any case, it will be useful to know that for the HP LaserJet family, cartridges from the 1018, 1020, 1022 models, as well as some other parts of the device, can be interchangeable. All this should be clarified with the master, who will refuel or replace the cassettes.

    Other troubles

    The two previous points do not exhaust all the problems with “LaserJet 1018”. The machine may refuse to print for a number of other reasons.

    For example, a damaged USB cable. In this case, it is obvious that it should be replaced. Problems do not always involve the cable itself. On slower computers, the system can hardly support the use of multiple ports. Therefore, you can try to disconnect other USB devices from the PC: mouse, keyboard, removable hard drives, etc., leaving only the printer.

    Drivers are also the culprits of troubles, or rather, their absence. Such problems are often fixed by HP Print and Scan Doctor, but nevertheless it will be useful to try to download the necessary software yourself. To do this, go to the official website of HP and look for our LaserJet 1018 device there, then download the necessary drivers.

    In addition, it will be useful to delve into the print settings. This can be done in the “Printers and Faxes” tab in the Control Panel.

    • Delayed printing is set (you just need to uncheck the corresponding item);
    • incorrectly set printer port (in the “Printer Properties” window in the “Ports” tab we put the port we need, for example USB001);
    • the print spooler does not work correctly (we stop this process through the Task Manager, restart the computer).

    These are the main reasons why HP LaserJet 1018 refuses to print, prints dirty and, as a result, upsets its customers. Problems can also lie under the cover of the car: then only the service center will help. In any case, first try replacing or refilling the cartridge and check the operation of the software.