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Printer idle Hi: I want to print something but the printer dialogue box says the printer is idle, even though the power is on, the printer is ready to go, the printer is recognized in the dialogue box, the cable connecting the printer and the computer is properly installed and the printer is ready. Help! I couldn't find this problem being addressed on this website or in the Pixma MP780 user manual that came with the printer. Thanks. I have been trying to print to my HP PSC4180 printer for two hours now... it was fine yesterday. it is also recognized in the dialogue box, has been selected as the default printer, yet its status is idle. I even tried poking it to wake it up...lol... H -E-L--P!!! what am i doing wrong? cheers, Pippy

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HI,

You can try to make the printer ready by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting the option ready.


Here is the patch whcih you can try to fix the issue.


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-56143-2&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1141647



Regards,


Sagarjd

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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