Garbled, incorrect, or incomplete text
The wrong printer driver might have been selected when the software was installed.
Make sure that the HP LaserJet 1160 or HP LaserJet 1320 printer driver is selected in
the printer Properties.
If a specific file prints garbled text, there might be a problem with that specific file. If a
specific application prints garbled text, there might be a problem with that application.
Make sure that the appropriate printer driver is selected.
There might be a problem with your software application. Try printing from another
The parallel cable might be loose or defective. Try the following:
Disconnect the cable and reconnect it at both ends.
Try printing a job that you know works.
If possible, attach the cable and printer to another computer, and try printing a job
that you know works.
Try using a new IEEE-1284B compliant parallel cable that is 3 m (10 ft) or less. See
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Turn off the printer and the computer. Remove the parallel cable, and inspect both
ends of the cable for damage. Reconnect the parallel cable, making sure that the
connections are tight. Make sure that the printer is directly connected to the
computer. Remove any switchboxes, tape backup drives, security keys, or any other
devices that are attached between the parallel port on the computer and the printer.
These devices can sometimes interfere with communication between the computer
and the printer. Restart the printer and the computer.