HP Photosmart 8750

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howlie
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HP Photosmart 8750

Post by howlie » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:35 pm

I can get an HP Photosmart 8750 to print by setting it as another model (e.g. photosmart pro b8800 series) but it can't sense ink levels, etc. Is there a setting that will allow full function?

zedonet
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Re: HP Photosmart 8750

Post by zedonet » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:11 am

Hello,

ink level display is possible with most HP DeskJet, OfficeJet and Photosmart printers - but only if the printer is directly connected to the computer's USB port (no ink level display is possible with printers connected to the USB port of a printer server box / internet router / NAS).

How is the printer connected?
What is the printer connection identifier (URI) as displayed in TurboPrint Control's list of printers, column "URI"?

howlie
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Re: HP Photosmart 8750

Post by howlie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:11 pm

It's connected via ethernet (hardwired). My HP Photosmart seems to work completely but not the canon. Is there a way to (ugh) use the windows drivers?

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Re: HP Photosmart 8750

Post by howlie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:32 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I found the solution. I installed the driver from ftp://download.canon.jp/pub/driver/bj/l ... 2.i386.rpm and I can see everything now!

howlie
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Re: HP Photosmart 8750

Post by howlie » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:11 pm

Sorry. Got my printers mixed up.

Evidently the HP printer won't let the ink levels be seen if network attached (windows won't show them either).

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Re: HP Photosmart 8750

Post by BobS » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:24 am

Question for Howlie

I am interest to know if you manage to get your HP 8750 operating properly with print fab...I struggled with paper feed issues but was using a USB connection and the PhotosmartB8800 driver. thoughts and a pathway for success much appreciated

thanks Bob

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Re: HP Photosmart 8750

Post by zedonet » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:16 am

Hello,

the PhotoSmart B8800 series driver will not work for the PhotoSmart 8750 printer.

Please try the TurboPrint driver "HP PhotoSmart B8550" instead.
If you try this driver, please let me know if everything works properly or if problems remain.

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Re: HP Photosmart 8750

Post by BobS » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:35 pm

Hi

Thanks for the response
I have been using that driver ...please refer to my other post on the issue.

Thanks
Bob

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