HP Officejet 4500 - The device is not responding (nothing prints)

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The device is not responding (nothing prints)

There are print jobs stuck in the print queue
Open the print queue, cancel all documents, and then reboot the computer. Try to print
after the computer reboots. Refer to the Help system for the operating system for more

Check the device setup
For more information, see

General troubleshooting tips and resources


Solve printing problems


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Check the device software installation
If the device is turned off when printing, an alert message should appear on your computer
screen; otherwise, the device software might not be installed correctly. To resolve this,
uninstall the software completely, and then reinstall the device software. For more
information, see

Uninstall and reinstall the software


Check the cable connections

Make sure both ends of the USB cable or Ethernet cable are secure.

If the device is connected to a network, check the following:

Check the Link light on the back of the device.

Make sure you are not using a phone cord to connect the device.

Check any personal firewall software installed on the computer
The personal software firewall is a security program that protects a computer from
intrusion. However, the firewall might block communication between the computer and
the device. If there is a problem communicating with the device, try temporarily disabling
the firewall. If the problem persists, the firewall is not the source of the communication
problem. Re-enable the firewall.