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I am trying add my printer to my computer so i can print.

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Good for you. It is so much easier to print from a computer when the computer has a printer added to it.

If you want someone to help you achieve your goal, maybe you should tell us what printer you have, what operating system you have and what problems you have encountered. Otherwise you are on your own.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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Zebra TLP 3842 isn't printing


Step 1:Firstly, restart the computer and check the print queue.

After the computer restarts, double-click the printer icon in the lower right corner (the notification area) of the computer. The print queue opens.

If theprint jobs remain in the print queue,continue to the next step

Step 2: Run theFixitavailable in the link below:

Troubleshoot-printer-problems
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-printer-problems

Step 3: Make sure the printer is not paused or offline.
1. On the print queue menu bar, clickPrinter, and then look for thePause PrintingandUse Printer Offlineitems in the menu.
2. Make sure that there is no check mark next to either item. If a check mark displays next to either item, click to clear it.
Change-your-default-printer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Change-your-default-printer

Step 4:Run the fixit available in the link below to restart the Print Spooler service.

Fix printing problems by resetting the print spooler
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000007


You may try to add the printer locally and test

Add-or-remove-a-printer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Add-or-remove-a-printer

Mar 06, 2014 | Zebra TLP 3842 Thermal Label Printer

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General Printer Troubleshooting: Make sure the printer has power and is ...


<b>General Printer Troubleshooting:</b> <ul> <li>Make sure the printer has power and is on-line. If you are using a manual printer sharing device, make sure the switch is set to activate the correct printer.</li> <li>Turn it off and on again to reinitialize any internal settings that may have gone astray.</li> <li>Ensure that the tape that seals the cartridge ink port is removed prior to installing the cartridge.</li> <li>Use the printer's own self-test, according to the manufacturer's recommendation. If it fails, you have verified that the problem is within the printer. If the print head is not moving at all, the transport motor may have failed.</li> <li>If the printer that you are using is not set as the default printer in Windows or the printer driver is not installed, the printer may print garbled characters. You may also receive errors when you attempt to print from applications.</li> <li>If the printer passes the self-test, try a test print using the Print Screen capability within DOS. If the Print Screen fails, you know the problem is in the relationship between the printer and the computer. Inspect the cable and the cable connections. Replacing the cable with a known good cable is worth trying since cables are so frequently the source of printer problems. Cables can fail with broken wires, loose or broken pins, or incorrect pin-outs.</li> <li>If the printer is connected to the computer through an add-in device, remove the add-in device and connect the parallel cable to the printer and then directly to the port on the back of the computer. Some examples of add-in devices are: switchboxes, parallel port scanners, external disk drives, external tape drives, security lock keys, or external CD-ROM drives. Some add-in devices may interfere with proper communications with the printer. Try printing again. If the printer prints successfully, the cable may not have been connected properly, or the add-in device may have been interrupting communication with the printer.</li> <li>If the combined length of the cables connecting the add-in device and the printer exceeds 10 feet, communication can also be disrupted. In addition, the software that controls some add-in devices may take control of the printer port interfering with any other device attempting to use the same port. In some cases, the software for the add-in device should be disabled or uninstalled. Remove any add-in devices and uninstall the software for those devices, then try printing again.</li> <li>The message "out of paper" is sometimes erroneously reported when there is plenty of paper, and can indicate a physical problem with the printer.</li> <li>If the printer port is not properly identified in CMOS, the printer may not function properly and you may receive errors when trying to print. Check your User's Guide on how to enter CMOS. Once in the Setup utility, locate the LPT1 settings. The address setting for the LPT1 port should be 3BCh or 378h depending on what kind of video card you have. The IRQ setting for the port should be 7 and LPT1 should be enabled in order for the printer to print correctly.</li></ul>

on Mar 31, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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How to troubleshoot printer issues?


<p><b>General Printer Troubleshooting:</b><br /> <ul> <li> Make sure the printer has power and is on-line. If you are using a manual printer sharing device, make sure the switch is set to activate the correct printer.<br /> <li> Turn it off and on again to reinitialize any internal settings that may have gone astray.<br /> <li> Ensure that the tape that seals the cartridge ink port is removed prior to installing the cartridge. <br /> <li> Use the printer's own self-test, according to the manufacturer's recommendation. If it fails, you have verified that the problem is within the printer. If the print head is not moving at all, the transport motor may have failed.<br /> <li> If the printer that you are using is not set as the default printer in Windows or the printer driver is not installed, the printer may print garbled characters. You may also receive errors when you attempt to print from applications.<br /> <li> If the printer passes the self-test, try a test print using the Print Screen capability within DOS. If the Print Screen fails, you know the problem is in the relationship between the printer and the computer. Inspect the cable and the cable connections. Replacing the cable with a known good cable is worth trying since cables are so frequently the source of printer problems. Cables can fail with broken wires, loose or broken pins, or incorrect pin-outs.<br /> <li> If the printer is connected to the computer through an add-in device, remove the add-in device and connect the parallel cable to the printer and then directly to the port on the back of the computer. Some examples of add-in devices are: switchboxes, parallel port scanners, external disk drives, external tape drives, security lock keys, or external CD-ROM drives. Some add-in devices may interfere with proper communications with the printer. Try printing again. If the printer prints successfully, the cable may not have been connected properly, or the add-in device may have been interrupting communication with the printer.<br /> <li> If the combined length of the cables connecting the add-in device and the printer exceeds 10 feet, communication can also be disrupted. In addition, the software that controls some add-in devices may take control of the printer port interfering with any other device attempting to use the same port. In some cases, the software for the add-in device should be disabled or uninstalled. Remove any add-in devices and uninstall the software for those devices, then try printing again.<br /> <li> The message "out of paper" is sometimes erroneously reported when there is plenty of paper, and can indicate a physical problem with the printer.<br /> <li> If the printer port is not properly identified in CMOS, the printer may not function properly and you may receive errors when trying to print. Check your User's Guide on how to enter CMOS. Once in the Setup utility, locate the LPT1 settings. The address setting for the LPT1 port should be 3BCh or 378h depending on what kind of video card you have. The IRQ setting for the port should be 7 and LPT1 should be enabled in order for the printer to print correctly.<br /> <li> If the Print Screen succeeds, the problem may be with your application or its configuration. For example, your application may be set up to direct output to a file instead of the printer, or you might be directing the output to the wrong communications port.<br /> <li> Try connecting a different printer to this computer or try connecting the printer to a different computer and print a test page. If this printer works when connected to another computer, there may be a problem with the port on your PC. If this printer does not work when connected to another computer, there may be a physical problem with the printer. </li></ul>

on Jan 21, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Attemts to print e-tax summary the printer is defaulting to cd


Click on startà control panelàprinter and faxes.

Click on top left Add a printer option. This launches the Add Printer Wizard. Click next.
Select Local printer attached to this computer and uncheck automatic detect and install my plug an play printer option then click Next.
Now, Use the drop down arrow to select USB001 then click next.
Select the Manufacturer as HP from drop down list and select DeskJet 990c from printer drop down list. Click Next.
Verify the printer name and set the printer as default then click next.
Do not select print a test page option.
Click on Finish
Click on start then run type notepad.
Write any stuff and then try to print.
ADD A PRINTER IN VISTA
Click Start and click Control Panel.
Click Hardware and Sound then Printers.
Click Add a printer. This launches the Add Printer Wizard.
Click Add a local printer.
Now, Use the drop down arrow to select USB port 001 then click on Next.
Select the Manufacturer as HP from drop down list and select DeskJet 990c from printer drop down list. Click Next.
Verify the printer name and set the printer as default then click next.
Select replace current drivers
Do not select print a test page option.
Click on Finish.
Click on start then search type notepad.
Write any stuff and then try to print.

Jul 12, 2010 | HP Photosmart Premium C309A All-In-One...

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HP Deskjet F380 All-in-one Won't print


Solution:-
Step one: - Restart the computer
Click Start and click Shut Down.
Click Restart or select Restart from the menu.
Click OK.
After the computer restarts, double-click the Printer icon in the system tray located at the bottom, right of the computer. The print queue opens. If no documents appear in the print queue, the issue is resolved.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step two: - Check the product cable
Disconnect the USB cable from the product and from the computer.
Wait 5 to 6 seconds.
Reconnect the USB cable to the product and computer.
After the product is connected to the computer, the product should start printing the jobs in the print queue.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step three: - Determine whether the product is paused or offline
Click Start and click Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears.
In the Printers and Faxes window, right-click the product icon and click Open . The Printers folder opens.
On the menu bar, click Printer.
Make sure that the Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline options are not selected. If a check mark appears next to either option, click to remove it.
If the menu includes Use Printer Online , click that option.
If neither Pause Printing nor Use Printer Offline is selected, press Esc to leave the menu without making changes.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step four: - Stop the print queue
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Step five: - Delete the print jobs
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Click a print job and click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
When the print queue is empty, click Start Jobs.
Try the print job again.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step six: - Remove and re-add the product to the printer list
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Select the appropriate product.
Click the red X to delete the product from the computer.
Disconnect the USB or Ethernet cable from the product.
Close all open windows and restart the computer.
After the computer is restarted, double-click Macintosh HD .
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product.
If the product is not automatically added, click Add.
Select the product to add and click the Add button. After a few seconds, the product appears in the printer list. Try the print job again.

Jul 15, 2008 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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I cannot print but i can scan


Solution:-
Step one: - Restart the computer
Click Start and click Shut Down.
Click Restart or select Restart from the menu.
Click OK.
After the computer restarts, double-click the Printer icon in the system tray located at the bottom, right of the computer. The print queue opens. If no documents appear in the print queue, the issue is resolved.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step two: - Check the product cable
Disconnect the USB cable from the product and from the computer.
Wait 5 to 6 seconds.
Reconnect the USB cable to the product and computer.
After the product is connected to the computer, the product should start printing the jobs in the print queue.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step three: - Determine whether the product is paused or offline
Click Start and click Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears.
In the Printers and Faxes window, right-click the product icon and click Open . The Printers folder opens.
On the menu bar, click Printer.
Make sure that the Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline options are not selected. If a check mark appears next to either option, click to remove it.
If the menu includes Use Printer Online , click that option.
If neither Pause Printing nor Use Printer Offline is selected, press Esc to leave the menu without making changes.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step four: - Stop the print queue
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Step five: - Delete the print jobs
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Click a print job and click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
When the print queue is empty, click Start Jobs.
Try the print job again.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step six: - Remove and re-add the product to the printer list
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Select the appropriate product.
Click the red X to delete the product from the computer.
Disconnect the USB or Ethernet cable from the product.
Close all open windows and restart the computer.
After the computer is restarted, double-click Macintosh HD .
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product.
If the product is not automatically added, click Add.
Select the product to add and click the Add button. After a few seconds, the product appears in the printer list. Try the print job again.

Jul 09, 2008 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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Refuses to print in XP - no error messages


Try going to 'add & remove hardware'. Remove the COM ports. Reboot your computer. Windows should find your hardware and install the COM ports. If not, add the COM ports manually. Leave the printer COM port settings on COM port 1 or COM port 2, whichever you prefer.

Jun 24, 2008 | Datamax Prodigy Plus Thermal Printer

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Canon L:BP3500 with Vista business


Here are solutions to some common problems with Vista that you might encounter while trying to add or use network printers,

If you have used the printer before without problems, try these options:

• Make sure that the network is working and that your computer is properly connected to the network. For more information, see the following Help topics:
View the status of your home network
Identify and resolve home network problems
Troubleshoot network and Internet connection problems
• Check the status of the printer in the print queue, or go to the printer to make sure that is it powered on and ready to use.
• If the printer is plugged in to another computer and shared on the network, make sure that computer is turned on. If it is turned on and the problem persists, contact the computer owner to make sure that the computer is connected to the network.
• If you are trying to print to a printer that you added using a TCP/IP address instead of a printer name, make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet or the network where the printer is installed. If you recently experienced a power outage, the printer TCP/IP address might have changed. The new address will not work with the printer port that you used to connect the printer to your computer. Try to add the printer again. For more information, see Add or remove a printer.
If you recently installed a new version of Windows, changed the printer driver software, or are trying to print to the printer for the first time, you might need to install printer drivers that are compatible with the version of Windows that you're running. If you are trying to use a printer that is plugged in to another computer and shared on the network, make sure that a driver for your version of Windows is installed on the other computer.


Hope this helps

Dec 28, 2007 | Printers & Copiers

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Can not clear the print que


Follow these steps to resolve the issue. Step one: Delete the print queue Open Print Setup Utility located in the Application/Utilities folder. Double-click your printer in the printer list to open the print queue. Click the Stop Jobs icon. Click to select the document, and then click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue. When the print queue is empty, click the Start Jobs icon. A message appears: No Jobs Printing . This indicates that the queue is clear. When you have cleared the queue, retry your print job. If the procedure has not resolved the issue, repeat steps 3 and 4. If the issue still persists, continue to the next step. Step two: Remove the printer from the list Open Print Setup Utility , located in the Application/Utilities folder. Click to select the Photosmart icon. Click the red X to delete the printer from your system. Close all open windows, and restart your computer. Step three: Add the printer to the list Open Print Setup Utility located in the Application/Utilities folder. Click Add . Select the printer that you want to add, and click the Add button. After a few seconds, your printer appears in the printer list, and your printer is ready to print.

Sep 13, 2007 | HP PSC 1410v All-in-One Printer

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