We have a HP Design Jet 750C plotter that used to work with no problems. It was always a little slow but would work. This meant we could pretty much print anything on the screen. Now we can not get it to print models as they appear on screen. We have gone through trying to install new drivers with not much luck. The question is does anyone have a fix for this or a recommendation for a new plotter? Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated.
Have you gone through the hardware set up? Try talking to the plotter through a terminal emulator.
Does the machine respond to manual in-put?
The 750c has many options and settings regarding communication. Has anything changed?
Languages: HP-GL/2, HP-GL, HP RTL
Drivers: R14: Windows 95, NT; R12, 13: DOS, Windows 95, 3.11, 3.1, NT 3.51, 4.0; R10,11: DOS
Windows 95, 3.11, 3.1, NT 3.51, 4.0
Windows 95, 3.11, 3.1, NT 3.51, 4.0; Macintosh 7.0 or later; Quickdraw GX 7.5 or later
Interfaces, standard: Ethernet, LocalTalk, IEEE-1284 compatible Centronics parallel, RS-232-C serial
Interfaces, optional: HP JetDirect EX external network interface
Auto I/O Switching: Yes
You really need to discover if it is software, communications, or hardware.
If everything is right, it HAS to work.