HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 A910 - Unable to get it to copy, receive a fax, scan, or print

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Microsoft Vista .. 64
HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 A910
Up until a week ago, this printer was performing just fine.  I am unable to get it to copy, receive a fax, scan, or print.
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Unable to print.
Job in queue.  printer screen says "now printing",  However, nothing prints. 
When I tried to reinstall the drivers, I got  ... "Error 0X00000643"
Ran "EndError" scan and fixed any/all problems.
Still ... No Joy.  Still .... Unable to print.
Tried printing a "Test Page".
Still No Joy !!
Screen on printer says "Now Printing"
However, nothing happens.
Does anyone have a suggestions?
Thanks In Advance,
EarlLJ

Same problem here. Already got it replaced with a refurb machine three times. Was fine for a while, then it started the same problem again. Any idea, before I toss it out of the window?

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